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Leon Bix Beiderbecke Edit Profile

jazz cornetist , composer , pianist

Leon Bix Beiderbecke, American jazz cornetist, pianist, composer.

Background

Beiderbecke, Leon Bix was born on March 10, 1903 in Davenport, Iowa, United States. Son of Bismarck Biederbecke.

Education

Student Lake Forest Academy, 1 year. Self-taught musically, influenced by Freddie Keppard, Fate Marable, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Oliver, Armstrong, Noone, Emmet Hardy, and classical composers MacDowell, Eastwood Lane, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Hoist.

Career

Played intermittently with Jean Goldkette, 1925-1927, Paul Whiteman, 1927-1929.

Connections

father:
Bismarck Biederbecke. Beiderbecke