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Sunnyside Plays Tribute to Jazz Legend

Jazz sounds filled the air under the Sunnyside Arch last Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2, during the 14th annual Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Concert. Hundreds lined 46th Street between Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue to enjoy an afternoon of Dixieland and swing era jazz music performed by bands including the Pendulum Swings, the Sunnyside Social Club and the Sunnyside Wolverines. The Sunnyside Drum Corps and the Big Apple Lindy-Hoppers dance troupe also delighted the audience with their own performances. Organized by the Bix Beiderbecke Sunnyside Memorial Committee and the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, the concert paid tribute to Beiderbecke, an early jazz pioneer who died on Aug. 6, 1931 at his 46th Street residence.

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