Mike Davis & the New Wonders: Bix Bash 2023

Mike Davis & the New Wonders: Bix Bash 2023

“Eloquent trumpet prodigy”
Wall Street Journal

Mike Davis and the New Wonders return for the Bickford Theatre’s annual celebration of Bix Beiderbecke, the enigmatic cornet sensation of the 1920s. Enjoy a mix of hot jazz favorites and Mike’s interpretations of classic songs as the band prepares to record an album for Turtle Bay Records.

Mike Davis has a voice beyond his years on his instrument. His playing is imbued with the sounds of prohibition-era speakeasies, Hoovervilles of the depression, and glittering jazz palaces of the swing era, creating a timeless cocktail of American music. He now appears regularly around New York City as the leader of the New Wonders and with Dandy Wellington and his band, Emily Asher’s Garden Party, Glenn Crytzer, Terry Waldo, Baby Soda, Dan Levinson, and many other traditional jazz and swing bands. A regular at the celebrated jam session at Mona’s Bar, Mike is one of the vanguards of young musicians bringing traditional jazz to the forefront of the NYC music scene.

The New Wonders, a New York City-based septet led by cornetist Mike Davis, vividly invoke America’s Jazz Age during the 1920s, when jazz was the soundtrack for dramatic national changes and played a central part in people’s dreams, adventures, and romances.

Exquisite attention to musical detail and the band’s deep passion for the original recordings is evident in each performance. Named for the model of cornet played by the enigmatic genius Bix Beiderbecke, the New Wonders craft each song as if it were a 78 rpm record, and the result has been praised by Downbeat Magazine and The New York Times. The New Wonders regularly perform around New York City, chasing the echoes of bootleg liquor and dancing feet.

Ticket & Visitor Information

Ticket handling fees apply. The Morris Museum has adopted a dynamic mask policy for upcoming events in the Bickford Theatre. Face masks are currently optional in the CENTER and HOUSE RIGHT sections (indicated in blue) and are required in the HOUSE LEFT section (indicated in red). Face masks are currently optional for Children’s Theatre performances. This policy is subject to change at any time. Please check back on our website or call the box office for our current policy before your scheduled performance date. For assistance, call the box office at 973-971-3706.


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