Bix Beiderbecke Celebrated In Sunnyside
In early August each year, the critically acclaimed 1920s Dixieland musician, Bix Beiderbecke, is celebrated in the neighborhood he once called home. The cornetist once lived in a building that still stands in Sunnyside. The Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Concert, organized by Sunnyside Shines, took place on 46th Street, between Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue, which was transformed into a pedestrian mall on Saturday afternoons throughout August and featured live music performed by the South Shore Syncopators, Sunnyside Wolverines and the Sunnyside Drum Corps.
Photos Walter Karling