Louis Armstrong

Celebrate Louis Armstrong at Satchmo SummerFest

Satchmo SummerFest returns to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint August 6-7, honoring the life, legacy and music of New Orleans’ native son, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. The annual festival takes place around Armstrong’s Aug. 4 birthday. It offers a robust mix of live...
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Grand Teton Music Festival welcomes the sounds of Louis Armstrong

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — Grand Teton Music Festival’s July 14 concert will feature classic jazz performances from the archives of Louis Armstrong and the Great American Songbook. The great Louis Armstrong collaborated with virtually every major musical star of the 20th century from Billie Holiday to Barbra Streisand,...
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Louis Armstrong, Visual Artist

“Did you know Louis Armstrong was a prolific collage artist? He once wrote to a friend, ‘[M]y hobbie is to pick out the different things during what ever I read and piece them together and make a little story of my own,’” said Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections, Louis Armstrong House Museum. “For the free exhibition at Resorts Worldʼs Red Wall Gallery through July, we have chosen a representative sampling from Louisʼs 500 surviving collaged tape boxes to illustrate Armstrong hanging with his friends at home in Corona, performing for an outdoor crowd in Ghana, cutting out clippings from a 1957 tour of South Africa, posing with other giants of the music business such as Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Pearl Bailey, and showing off his flair for improvisation and knack for humor.” Visit the Louis Armstrong House Museum & Archive at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, NY 11368.

Resorts World reopens its Red Wall Art Gallery with Louis Armstrong exhibit

Resorts World New York City has reopened its Red Wall Art Gallery for the first time in more than two years after it was closed down at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The gallery is currently featuring an exhibit of Louis Armstrong’s collage collection through Sunday, July 31. While Armstrong is most famously known as one of the world’s leading jazz musicians, he was also a talented artist, producing hundreds of collages on record covers. The exhibit was made possible through a partnership with the Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM), the Corona-based foundation dedicated to preserving the jazz icon’s cultural legacy.

Radiohead Mix Louis Armstrong and Beach Boys on ‘No Surprises’

“No Surprises” was the first song Radiohead wrote for OK Computer. Back in 1995, when Radiohead were promoting The Bends by opening a slew of dates for R.E.M.’s Monster tour, Thom Yorke debuted a new tune for his bandmates, as well as the members of R.E.M. Although the song had some different lyrics and was titled “No Surprises Please” (after its final line), the basic ideas were there.