On Saturday, Aug. 4, the 12th annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Concert, sponsored by the Sunnyside Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Committee and Sunnyside Shines, will take place from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on 46th Street between Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside, Queens, NY.
The concert honors Beiderbecke, one of the most renowned jazz musicians of the 1920s and a one-time resident of Sunnyside. He died at his home on 46th Street on Aug. 6, 1931 at the age of 28.
Scheduled to perform will be The Sunnyside Drum Corps, David Shenton & The Sunnyside Wolverines, and Ray Osnatos South Shore Syncopators.
Ray Osnato studied arranging with Bill Challis. The South Shore Syncopators will be performing Mr. Challis original arrangements for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra.