Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

  • Louis Armstrong - Undated and unlocated picture of American Louis Armstrong, the jazz trumpeter whose melodic inventiveness established the central role of the improvising soloist in jazz. Armstrong always said he was born 04 July 1900 in New Orleans although nobody knows the exact date. He was also a popular singer (hit recording include 'Mack the Knife', 'Hello Dolly!') and entertainer in such films as 'Pennies from Heaven' (1936), 'Cabin in the Sky' (1943), and 'High Society' (1956), but he remained primarily a jazz musician, touring the world with his New Orleans-style sextet. Armstrong died 06 July 1971.
  • Louis Armstrong - Jazz musician Louis Armstrong is seen on a mural in Hollywood,California 04 December 2006. Until the 1960s, public murals in Los Angeles were few and far between, isolated instances of commemoration or appreciation. Los Angeles is one of the world's mural capitals. Murals that serve as significant area landmarks have been created by both famous and anonymous artists.
  • Louis Armstrong - This photo shows a detail of a LeBlanc trumpet belonging to acclaimed jazz musician Louis Armstrong, in the exhibit area of the Louis Armstrong House, 09 October, 2003, at 34-56 107th Street in the Corona, Queens section of New York. The trumpet was manufactured in Paris, plated in gold and embossed on the bell with the musician's nickname and name, 'Satchmo Louis Armstrong'. The house, the long-time home of Armstrong and his wife and a National Historic Landmark, has undergone extensive renovations and will open to the public for tours on 16 October.
  • Louis Armstrong - This photo shows the custom-made kitchen in the Louis Armstrong House, 09 October, 2003, at 34-56 107th Street in the Corona, Queens section of New York. The house, the long-time home of the acclaimed US jazz musician Armstrong and his wife and a National Historic Landmark, has undergone extensive renovations and will open to the public for tours on 16 October.
  • Louis Armstrong - Notes, glasses, albums and tape boxes sit on the desk in the study of acclaimed jazz musician Louis Armstrong in the Louis Armstrong House, 09 October, 2003, at 34-56 107th Street in the Corona, Queens section of New York. The house, the long-time home of Armstrong and his wife and a National Historic Landmark, has undergone extensive renovations and will open to the public for tours on 16 October.
  • Louis Armstrong - Acclaimed jazz musician Louis Armstrong's study, with painting of him by singer Tony Bennett (L), is seen in the Louis Armstrong House, 09 October, 2003, at 34-56 107th Street in the Corona, Queens section of New York. The house, the long-time home of Armstrong and his wife and a National Historic Landmark, has undergone extensive renovations and will open to the public for tours on 16 October.
  • Louis Armstrong - A small label affixed to the stove and oven that says, 'Custom made by Crown for Mr. and Mrs. Louis Armstrong' is seen in the Louis Armstrong House, 09 October, 2003, at 34-56 107th Street in the Corona, Queens section of New York. The house, the long-time home of acclaimed jazz musician Armstrong and his wife and a National Historic Landmark, has undergone extensive renovations and will open to the public for tours on 16 October.
  • Louis Armstrong - A small statue charicature of acclaimed jazz musician Louis Armstrong stands on a piano in the living room of the Louis Armstrong House, 09 October, 2003, at 34-56 107th Street in the Corona, Queens section of New York. The house, the long-time home of Armstrong and his wife and a National Historic Landmark, has undergone extensive renovation and will open to the public for tours on 16 October.
  • Louis Armstrong - A picture taken in 1960's shows American Louis Armstrong, the jazz trumpeter whose melodic inventiveness established the central role of the improvising soloist in jazz. Armstrong always said he was born 04 July 1900 in New Orleans although nobody knows the exact date. He was also a popular singer (hit recording include 'Mack the Knife', 'Hello Dolly!') and entertainer in such films as 'Pennies from Heaven' (1936), 'Cabin in the Sky' (1943), and 'High Society' (1956), but he remained primarily a jazz musician, touring the world with his New Orleans-style sextet. Armstrong died 06 July 1971.
  • Louis Armstrong - US President Barack Obama speaks alongside a map showing US Coast Guard assets and the site of the BP Deepwater Horizon well, during a briefing with officials at the Tarmac Field House at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 4, 2010. Obama traveled to the Gulf Coast, his third trip to the region following the oil spill from BP's Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Louis Armstrong - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06:  A general view of the men's singles match between Robin Soderling of Sweden and Albert Montanes of Spain at Louis Armstrong Stadium on day eight of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
  • Louis Armstrong - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at Louis Armstrong Stadium during day seven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
  • Louis Armstrong - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at Louis Armstrong Stadium during day seven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
  • Louis Armstrong - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the match between Sam Querrey of the United States and Nicolas Almargro of Spain at the Louis Armstrong Stadium during day seven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
  • Louis Armstrong - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at Louis Armstrong Stadium during day seven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
  • Louis Armstrong - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at Louis Armstrong Stadium during day seven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
  • Louis Armstrong - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at Louis Armstrong Stadium during day seven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
  • Louis Armstrong - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at Louis Armstrong Stadium during day seven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
  • Louis Armstrong - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of a match at Louis Armstrong Stadium during day seven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
  • Louis Armstrong - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the match between Sam Querrey of the United States and Nicolas Almargro of Spain at the Louis Armstrong Stadium during day seven of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
American jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader, nicknamed "Satchmo" or "Pops". Born 4 August 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (often also noted as 4 July 1900, based on erroneous information from Armstrong himself). Died 6 July 1971 in New York City, New York, USA.Along with Fletcher Henderson he was the instigator of the second wave of jazz, Swing. Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ...more


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