Louis Armstrong Parker Auditorium Advert - Framed Picture - 16"H x 12"W
A 16"H x 12"W" framed Picture of 'Louis Armstrong Parker Auditorium Advert'
Louis Armstrong nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.
His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. Armstrong was also an influential singer, and had an instantly recognizable gravelly voice
Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz music. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to "cross over", whose skin color was secondary to his music in an America that was extremely racially divided.
He rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African-Americans, but took a well-publicized stand for desegregation in the Little Rock Crisis.
Louis inspired the Late and Great Humphrey Lyttelton, and "Humph" himself was referred to by Louis, as "that cat in England who swings his ass off"