BIX Fest

March 12 - 15, 2020

Schedule of Events

Can't Wait!

Hot Renaissance at Pudgy's
(Across Hwy. 20 - Washington Av)
9pm - March 12th - Free Admit! Cheap Beer!

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Thursday, March 12th

Jazz Site Bus Tour
Sleep, drink, eat, scream, pee, watch films on the bus - 10 to 8pm
Pudgy's - 9pm to ?

$20 with Patron package or in advance or at the Door (if available)

Bus trip starts at 10am.
Racine Hotel Lobby
Returns 8pm to Lobby & Pudgy's across highway,
for Bix & Liz Beiderbecke's b-day & jam session.

Eat a Good Breakfast. Snacks & Drinks on bus.
Food at 6pm. Good & cheap. On the road.
Diabetics - please stuff pockets as required.

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Friday, March 13th

Record sales from 9am till 5pm

Phil Melick Lecture - 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Learn about the mellophone, the instrument
that you may have been missing all these years.
Pictures, audio examples, and live demonstration

Concert 7-8pm, films from 8pm till ?
Concurrent Jam Session

10pm Late Nite Record Spinning


Saturday, March 14th

Record sales from 9am till 4pm

Lecture - 1pm

Mystery Record Contest - 3pm
$100 in prize money

Concert from 7:00 pm to 1am
Cellar Boys
Shake 'em Up Jazz Band
Miss Jubilee and Her Yas Yas Boys 
Galaxie Girls
"Duni" Tap Dancing
Chicago Swell Sisters

Jam Session after concert


Sunday, March 15th

Concert from Noon till 7pm:
Cellar Boys
Shake 'em Up Jazz Band
Miss Jubilee and Her Yas Yas Boys
Paradise Harmonians Dance Orchestra

Extra Innings Jam Session in Lounge 8pm to ?
Free Admit. Cash Bar & Food

Free Bix birthday cake, 3pm


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Early Schmooze "Girls" late 1990's. Only Nancy Still Active (from photo)

Live in USA and Canada
with Rich and Phil (when I was alive)

Bix's bedroom & famous closet.
Was Esten Spurrier a bad guy?

Bix played like a bear because of bad gin, per Illinois state doctor.
It opened his air passages, but would eventually kill him.

Can we get a piece of this fest? Who the hell is Bix?

What's the dog's name? Maurice?

Who's that guy at bottom left? Free shot of Old Crow if you don't know!

Roya Naldi - See her here!

Hey! Doll face! Let's go to the fest! Honest to God. This guy calls me every day for a date.




2003 - Tiny Parham's grave. Is he still in it?


Who dat? Kathy 2003


Some don't!

Phil at 112 yrs old

Have your cat dump on you to reduce fear of the fest.



Dan Levinson's Ted Lewis Orch. 2003


Band Personnel

Cellar Boys

Andy Schumm (ARR & CNT)
Dave Bock (TBN & TUBA)
John Otto (CLT & REEDS)

John Donatowicz (GTR & BJO)
Paul Asaro (PNO & VOCALS)
Roya Naldi (VOCALS)
Natalie Scharf (CLT & SAX)

Miss Jubilee and
Her Yas Yas Boys


Valerie Kirchhoff (VOC & UKE)
Ethan Leinwand (PNO)
Kenneth Cebrian (TPT)
Ryan Calloway (CLT)
Richard Tralles (BASS)
Ryan Koenig (WSH)

Shake 'em Up Jazz Band

Chloe Feoranzo (CLT & VOCALS)
Marla Dixon (TPT & VOCALS)
Haruka Kikuchi (TBN & VOCALS)
Molly Reeves (GTR & VOCALS)
Defne Incirlioglu (WSH & PERC)
Julie Schexnayder (BASS)