Louis Armstrong was the most famous jazz trumpeter of the 20th century. Like Jelly Roll Morton, Armstrong began playing in New Orleans clubs and saloons in his early teens. By the 1920s Armstrong was touring the country and leading his own band, the Hot F...
August 4, 1901,
New Orleans, Louisiana
July 6, 1971
. Handcolored etching Louis Armstrong (2002) by Adi Holzer. Armstrong
often stated that he was born on July 4, 1900, a date that ...
Louis Armstrong, one of the most influential jazz artists of all time, ... In 1914, the
home released him, and he immediately began dreaming of a life making music.
Louis Armstrong was an American jazz trumpeter and singer who was one of the
most influential figures in jazz music. This biography of Louis Armstrong ...
In 1914, after eighteen months at the Colored Waif's Home, it was time for Armstrong
to return home to his mother.
quit the band in 1921 and returned to New Orleans. Armstrong
, however, saw his role as more than that of a musician -- he was an entertainer. More »
Louis Armstrong's career was characterized for decades by a seemingly never-
ending succession of ... Here are just some of the highlights of Louis's life.
Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans in the Storyville District known as 'the
... as a gifted actor with superb comic timing and an unabashed joy of life.
Miles Davis circa 1955; Duke Ellington; Louis Armstrong; Cover of Sheet Music
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Jul 6, 2005 ... From a New Orleans boys' home to Hollywood, Carnegie Hall, and television, the
tale of Louis Armstrong's life and triumphant six-decade ...
Music Is My Life is the first comprehensive analysis of Louis Armstrong's
autobiographical writings (including his books, essays, and letters) and their
relation to ...