Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Concert comes back to Bliss Plaza

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Returning for its 18th year at Bliss Plaza, the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Concert is set for August 7 from 4 to 9 p.m.

The concert is a 1920s-themed celebration of the life and work of Bix Beiderbecke, a well-regarded cornet-player who lived his last days in Sunnyside.

Local jazz performers Cait and the Critters will play from to 5 to 7 p.m., followed by tribute band the Sunnyside Wolverines.

Swing Dance Astoria is also performing period dance and mini-lessons for the crowd.

“It’s a vibrant annual event that brings our community together in a spirit of neighborhood pride and fun,” says Jaime-Faye Bean, executive director of Sunnyside Shines, “and helps our very global community connect with the history of our home.”

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