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time in hospitals and at home trying to regain his health. However, every time he went back to New York his health worsened and it was harder for him to recover from his drinking habits. Bix died on August 6, 1931 at the young age of 28. He died from Lobar Pneumonia in Queens, New York. 25 Bix Beiderbecke’s untimely death and short career did not stop him from making significant contributions to jazz. Bix was one of the first white jazz musicians admired by black performers for his musical talent and genius. Bix had a different style of playing. He focused on pitch choice, pacing, and rhythmic placement to create his expressiveness. This differed from other popular trumpet players such as Louis Armstrong. Armstrong “systematically used variety of timbre.” 26 He also influenced many other artists such as Bunny Berigan, Red Nichols and 23 Haim, “A Brief Biography.” 24 Gioia, 62 25 Bowers, “Bix Biography.” 26 “Leon Bix (1903-1931) Cornetist.”
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Frank Trumbauer. Over 70 years later, Bix’s recordings can still be found in stores on CD’s as reissues of his classic recordings. For Bix, “music was the all-consuming focus of his life, the essence of his being; and in music, he wrought his everlasting legacy.” 27 Bibliography Bowers, Gerri. “Bix Biography.” Bix Society . Web. October 25, 2012. “Leon ‘Bix’ Beiderbecke.” Red Hot Jazz . Web. October 25, 2012. Haim, Albert. “A Brief Biography.” A Bixography . Web. October 25, 2012. “Leon Bix (1903-1931) Cornetist.” Biographies Life and times of the great ones. Web. October, 25, 2012. 27 Haim, “A Brief Biography.”
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Gioia, Ted. “The Birth and Death of the Cool.” Colorado: Speck Press, 2009 “The Wolverine Orchestra.” Red Hot Jazz . Web, October 25, 2012.
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