There is much, much more to Louis Armstrong than you could ever imagine! Whatever your generation, you might associate him with “What a Wonderful World”, or “Hello Dolly” or “Cabaret”. These were hits from the last decade of his life, but did you realize that Louis Daniel Armstrong single-handedly changed everything about music?
During the 1920s Armstrong created the very essence of solo-oriented jazz performance through the sheer power and brilliance of his being. His influence extended far beyond the world of jazz: classical musicians were also deeply affected by his sound. We can’t hear any piece of music anymore without hearing traces of the genius of Louis Armstrong.
Come learn how a child from the poorest and most dangerous neighborhood in the Deep South rose above poverty and prejudice to become America’s Ambassador of Goodwill.