Bix Beiderbecke

1903 - 1931

Bix Beiderbecke

Leon Bismark "Bix" Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was an American jazz cornetist, pianist, and composer. Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s, a cornet player noted for an inventive lyrical approach and purity of tone, with such clarity of sound that one contemporary famously described it like "shooting bullets at a bell". His solos on seminal recordings such as "Singin' the Blues" and "I'm Coming, Virginia" (both 1927) demonstrate a gift for extended improvisation that heralded the jazz ballad style, in which jazz solos are an integral part of the composition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bix Beiderbecke has received more than 768,336 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 720th most popular musician.

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Among musicians, Bix Beiderbecke ranks 723 out of 2,258Before him are Alan Wilson, Edgar Froese, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Winwood, Krist Novoselic, and Benny Benassi. After him are Giorgio Gaber, Liam Gallagher, Jorge Bolet, Trevor Horn, Yiruma, and Mika.

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Among people born in 1903, Bix Beiderbecke ranks 135Before him are Nikolay Cherkasov, Orde Wingate, Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Ma Bufang, Grigori Aleksandrov, and Corrado Bafile. After him are Felice Bonetto, Ferenc Nagy, Ary Barroso, Abba P. Lerner, Takiji Kobayashi, and Cyril Jackson. Among people deceased in 1931, Bix Beiderbecke ranks 66Before him are Princess Isabella of Croÿ, Prince Thomas, Duke of Genoa, Frank Wigglesworth Clarke, Eugene de Blaas, Louis Dollo, and Eugen Schmidt. After him are Rachel Bluwstein, Jacques Herbrand, Lujo Brentano, Arnold Bennett, Tommaso Tittoni, and Kálmán Kandó.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bix Beiderbecke ranks 3,476 out of 12,171Before him are Rosalind Russell (1907), Rebecca Romijn (1972), John Doman (1945), William Labov (1927), Veronica Avluv (1972), and Silas Weir Mitchell (1969). After him are Annie Sprinkle (null), Eileen Brennan (1932), David Boreanaz (1969), Jeff Kinney (1971), David Lee Roth (1954), and Rob Cohen (1949).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Bix Beiderbecke ranks 249Before him are Stewart Copeland (1952), Mike Porcaro (1955), Tommy Dorsey (1905), Tommy Thayer (1960), Alan Wilson (1943), and Krist Novoselic (1965). After him are Art Pepper (1925), Daron Malakian (1975), Roy Buchanan (null), Donald "Duck" Dunn (1941), John Mayer (1977), and David Bryan (1962).