WMRA's December Books & Brews features author Brendan Wolfe, discussing his book, Finding Bix: The Life and Afterlife of a Jazz Legend. Bix Beiderbecke was one of the first great legends of jazz. Among the most innovative cornet soloists of the 1920s and the first important white player, he invented the jazz ballad and pointed the way to “cool” jazz. But his recording career lasted just six years; he drank himself to death in 1931—at the age of twenty-eight.
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 7pm, at Pale Fire Brewing Co. in Harrisonburg,
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 7pm, at Kardinal Hall on Preston Avenue, Charlottesville.
WMRA's Books & Brews series is sponsored by Union Bank & Trust.
No tickets are required for either event.
Brendan Wolfe is a writer and editor living in Charlottesville, Virginia. His books include Finding Bix and Mr. Jefferson's Telescope and has published essays in The Morning News, Colorado Review, and VQR. He is also the editor of Encyclopedia Virginia, a project of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.