Sunnyside pays tribute to late jazz legend who lived on 46th Street
August 3, By Christian Murray
Sunnyside Shines hosted the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Concert underneath the Sunnyside Arch yesterday.
The concert, a big draw for residents and Beiderbecke fans throughout the Tri-state area, marked the 83rd anniversary since the jazz legend died in his 43-30 46th Street apartment on Aug. 6, 1931. He was 28.
The event featured the Sunnyside Social Club, a group of residents who play classic blues to reworked modern pop songs, and the Sunnyside Wolverines.
The Sunnyside Wolverines, which is organized by Paul Maringelli, a Sunnyside jazz fanatic, played Beiderbecke hits as well as other popular compositions from the 1920s.
The following videos were provided by Joe Depace and George Burles.