‘Louis Armstrong: The Music of Satchmo, Ambassador of Jazz’ Webinar
“Armstrong’s improvisational verve and technical virtuosity defined jazz…and his engaging personality and ever-present grin made him a natural as the international ambassador of jazz, America’s greatest gift to the world.” -Life Magazine, The 100 People Who Made The Millennium
From his hometowns of New Orleans, Chicago, and New York City; to bringing his show on the road to cities around the globe; Louis Armstrong was — and still remains — the face of 20th-century music and entertainment. But how did he become such a talented musician, and what was he like in his personal life? It’s time to explore the incredible life and legacy of one of the greatest jazz musicians to ever take the stage, through the records that made him into a Jazz legend.
Join New York Adventure Club as we retrace the incredible music career of trumpeter/vocalist/entertainer Louis Armstrong, guided by his recordings on original shellac and vinyl releases.
Led by DJ and jazz historian Matthew “Fat Cat” Rivera, this virtual presentation and listening party will include:
- A survey of Louis’ life, from his upbringing in New Orleans to his nearly 50 years of living in Corona, Queens
- The evolution of Louis’ music throughout his career
- A deep dive into his greatest hits from throughout his illustrious career
- A listening party featuring a curated selection of rare 78rpm records, played on a vintage high-fidelity sound system throughout the evening
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with DJ Fat Cat — any and all questions about Louis Armstrong are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
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