Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) was one of the most famous and influential musicians of all time, changing the course of music with his innovations as a trumpeter and vocalist. Emblematic of the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.
Armstrong’s unique sound was wildly popular and widely sought-after. The entertainer toured all over the world throughout the course of his illustrious career, but his, home for the last 28 years of his life was in Corona, Queens.
The Nassau County Historical Society will host “The King of Queens — Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World,” a virtual program with Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections at the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of two Armstrong biographies, set for Sunday, February 6th.
Ricky Riccardi talk will focus on Armstrong’s historic career, featuring rare footage of the trumpeter in action and describe the mission of the museum today as well as its future plans to celebrate the legacy of one of Queens’ — and the country’s greatest musicians.
This program will begin at 2 pm and will be held via Zoom. For more information or to register, visit the Nassau County Historical Society website.
Photo of Louis Armstrong courtesy Library of Congress.