Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts is a leading exponent of early jazz piano. He's played everywhere from New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Tonight Show to the major jazz clubs in the French Quarter.


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Why Louis Armstrong Matters

  • Monroeville Library 4000 Mosside Gateway Campus Blvd Monroeville, PA 15146 (map)

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.

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