Monday, July 27, 2009

Bix Weekend

This past weekend was our last real weekend in Iowa before we move back to Chicago. We said goodbye on the biggest summer weekend in Davenport, Bix. The Bix fest celebrates the late, great jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke who grew up in Davenport, Iowa. During his short life, just 28 years, Bix was one of the leading names in jazz in the 1920's. Bix is actually buried around the block from where we currently live at Oakdale Cemetary.

One of my favorite songs by Bix, and of all time is "I'll Be A Friend With Pleasure" have a listen!

We had a great time enjoying all the street food and live music in downtown Davenport!


melissa said...

that would be a good pic if moms eyes were open lol

Brooke W said...

I never knew what BIX was for until I read this post. Good luck with the move!