Jazz icon, trumpet player, Louis Armstrong
birth name: Louis Daniel Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

August 4, 1901, New Orleans, LA ~ July 6, 1971, New York, NY

“Never play anything the same way twice.” ~ Louis Armstrong

The work of trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong both summed up the achievements of New Orleans style jazz and pointed the way to the later evolution of the music as a solo-oriented art form. ~ Jazz.com: Louis Armstrong ~ retrieved April 24, 2014 © Jazz.com

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By virtue of the role he played in its evolution during the first quarter of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong is regarded as the most influential jazz musician in history. This distinction is coupled with his stewardship of jazz around the world over the next five decades as the earliest and greatest ambassador of America's first true musical art form. ~ All about Jazz: Louis Armstrong ~ retrieved August 2, 2013 © All About Jazz

Louis Armstrong ~ Inducted in the 1978 Big Band And Jazz Hall Of Fame.

Louis Armstrong ~ Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (1954) ~ Ranked #5 New Yorker 100 Essential Jazz Albums in 2008.

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