6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ

Big Bix Beiderbecke
Birthday Bash

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Tuesday, March 10, 8 PM. On Bix's actual birthday, this year's Bash features BOTH Mike Davis and Randy Reinhart doing the honors on cornet. Randy is well known to our audiences, having played this material in NJ since he was a teenager. Mike, who has been here before in various roles, plays a trumpet-wound cornet of the type Bix played in later life and has honed his talent at the Bix Festival in Davenport, Iowa. Dan Levinson contributes a period-correct C-melody sax and clarinet to the all-star band, and joins the two cornets on soprano sax to play some of Bix's famous solos scored for three part harmony. No slackers in the rest of the band, with Mark Shane (piano), Brian Nalepka (bass) and Kevin Dorn (drums).

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a proud co-sponsor of Jazz at the Bickford Theater.

Weekday concerts at The Bickford are one long set, from 8 to 9:30 PM, allowing working people to attend and still get home at a decent hour. The tab is reasonable too: only $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Pick up your prepaid tickets in the express line that night (suggested), or have them mailed for $1 per order (if you insist). Ticket info below.

All concerts start 8 pm. Ticket info below.
Monday, March 30. Geoff Gallante. Fourteen year old trumpet sensation.

Monday, April 6. Ivory & Gold. Stride pianist Jeff Barnhart and flute virtuoso Anne Barnhart. With Kevin Dorn on drums.

Monday, April 27. Adrian Cunningham. First appearance as a leader by the multi-instrumental reedman.

Monday, May 18. Beacon Hill Jazz Band. Marty Eigen leads the sparkling octet, with Fred Fischer on piano, vocalist Nancy Nelson, and others to be announced.

Monday, June 1. Three-star Trio. Stride pianist Neville Dickie, Joe Midiri on clarinet and saxophones, and Paul Midiri on drums.

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Advance price available until 5 PM on the day of the show. Buying ahead of time, by phone, using a credit card, will shorten the lines...and prevent disappointment if there's a sellout. Pick up your prepaid tickets in the express line that night (suggested), or have them mailed for $1 per order (if you insist).
Box office: (973) 971-3706. The box office can also provide information, directions, or a simple "jazz map."
Directions: On Columbia Turnpike/Road (County Road 510) at the corner of Normandy Heights Road, east of downtown Morristown, NJ. Near Interstate 287 and the Route 24 expressway. Detailed directions to Morris Museum HERE.
About Jazz at the Bickford Theatre: A 300-seat hall with generous parking on site. Wheelchair access. Weekday evening concerts are one long set (8 to 9:30 pm), while the rare weekend event is two full sets with an intermission, also starting at 8 pm.

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