Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tag: Louis Armstrong

These Three Museums are Dedicated to Preserving...

  Jazz, an American art form born in the early twentieth century, celebrates many of its most enigmatic contributors in the month of August. Louis...

10 Artists of the Harlem Renaissance Who...

Zora Neale Hurston One of the all-time influential authors, Zora Neale Hurston, has close ties to the Harlem Renaissance. Through her writings, Robert Hemenway wrote...

10 Facts About the Great Louis Armstrong

 Remembering the One and Only Satchmo Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (Aug. 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) is considered by many to be the first important soloist to emerge in jazz,...

12 Pairs of Black Icons Who Share...

  Louis Armstrong, born Aug. 4, 1901, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans. Barack Obama,  born Aug. 4, 1961,  is the 44th and current president of the United...

Louis Armstrong’s Secret Daughter Sharon Preston-Folta Tells...

On the first day, in the first 15 minutes after I met Sharon Preston-Folta, we cried together. Her story, her testimony, simply moved me....

How the Ku Klux Klan Helped Fund...

How did the Ku Klux Klan play an indirect role in financing the early popularity of some legendary black jazz musicians? Money from the...

Lloyd Brevett, Bassist for The Skatalites Band,...

The Skatalites lost yet another founding member, with Lloyd Brevett's passing yesterday morning at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in St Andrew. Brevett was 80...