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Sunnyside Pays Tribute to Late Jazz Legend Who Lived on 46th Street

Aug. 3, 2014 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.

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Anonymous

This was a great event. I love Sunnyside Social Club and hope they keep doing their thing.

Also, the photobooth at this event was a nice touch. Thanks to all who made it happen.

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SunnysidePosthatesme17

There’s things that need addressing, Ain’t nobody got time for Jazz !

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Hoof Hearted

This is a wonderful event and a credit to the neighborhood. Glad to see so many people attending and enjoying. A great reason to check out Sunnyside.

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el loco

finally an article from this blog about something positive. always articles about crime and violence.

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