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BIX BEIDERBECKE'S CHAIR
Then in 1978 British trumpeter Alan Littlejohn (a close friend of Butterfield) visited his home and expressed his admiration of the chair. Shortly afterwards it was sent to him by his mentor as a Christmas present, wrapped only in newspaper and tied with string. Following Littlejohn’s death in 1995 the Bix-chair began its travels around the UK. First to the National Jazz Archive and later to the Mike Durham Classic Jazz Parties in Newcastle. On 13th December 2017, the chair was presented to the Jazz Centre UK by pianist-bandleader Keith Nichols and has now found its final resting place as a star exhibit alongside those of Louis Armstrong, Sir John Dankworth, Dame Cleo Laine and Humphrey Lyttelton.