Bix Beiderbecke: Jazz Age Genius, a
biography targeted to middle school
students, covers all the stages of the
musicianís short but remarkable life,
from his early days through his rise to
fame, his struggles with alcohol and his
tragic death at the young age of 28.
Because the original book went out of
been cooperating with East Hall Press,
Dr. Karin Youngberg and her students at Augustana
College, the Collins
Family and the
Bix Society and received
a grant fromScott
County Regional Authorityfor
printing and marketing to make
republishing this biography of a local
legend a reality.
Beiderbecke, born inDavenportin
1903, showed great musical potential
even as a child. He grew up during the
early days of jazz and quickly
discovered the cornet and his calling as
one of the great jazzmen of the 1920s.
The new edition of the book will feature
original illustrations by William Hannan
and was designed by Dr. Karin Youngberg
and her students through Augustana East
Hall Press. It was printed byFidlar
This fresh-off-the-press republished edition
now features illustrations by William Hannan!
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