Phil Pospychala has remarkable stamina!
His twenty-second annual musical / cultural tribute to Bix Beiderbecke, his friends, and environment, is scheduled for March 10-13, 2011. It will be held at the Marriott in Racine, Wisconsin.
Appearing this year will be regulars Andy Schumm, Dave Bock, Josh Duffee, and John Otto — in an ensemble Andy promises will feature songs no one’s ever heard before (and he keeps his promises), and the wonderful singer Barbara Rosene (making her first appearance at this gala), as well as singer Jamaica Knauer, pianist Dave Drazin, and Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers.
There’s a famous (or infamous?) bus tour, record sales, rare films, musical quizzes, a lecture by Bix scholar / trumpeter Hans Eekhoff on “Restoring the Bix Gennetts, Part Two,” and more.
For the schedule of events, hotel information, prices, visit www.bixfest.com, email Phil directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s even a Bixfest hotline: (847) 996-0246. And if you’re puzzled by the baked goods on display at the top of this posting, why, they’re birthday cakes for the ever-young man from Davenport, sweet edible replicas of his recordings.