Louis Armstrong Centennial - 100 Years of Satchmo
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Louis Armstrong Centennial - Special Events

  • Also see the special areas on Armstrong Centennial Events scheduled for New Orleans.

  • May 5, 2000 - World premiere of the musical "To Louis Armstrong" - Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC.

  • May 11, 2000 - Performance of the musical "To Louis Armstrong" - Irvine Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA.

  • May 13, 2000 - Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration - "Trumpet Fest" - featuring Jon Faddis with special guests - Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY.

  • May 20, 2000 - Louis Armstrong Centennial Tribute - Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA.

  • May 23, 2000 - Jazz Talk: Remembrances of Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong - Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, New York, NY.

  • May 27, 2000 - NPR Onstage: Sergei & Satchmo - New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his Sextet and singer Nancy Wilson pay tribute to Louis Armstrong - Public Radio Conference, Buena Vista, FL. (call Siriol Evans at 202 414-2313 for info)

  • May 31, 2000 - "Louis Armstrong Centennial Birthday Celebration" - featuring Arvell Shaw and Marty Napoleon, former members of Louis Armstrong's All-Stars band - Levittown Hall, Hicksville, NY.

  • June 2, 2000 - Performance of the musical "To Louis Armstrong" - Knitting Factory, New York, NY.

  • June 7, 2000 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Grammy winning trumpeter & his group pay tribute to Pops - Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, Wilmington, DE.

  • June 18, 2000 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Indy Jazz Fest, Indianapolis, IN.

  • June 21, 2000 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • June 29, 2000 - "Tribute to Louis Armstrong " featuring the Orbert Davis Sextet in a special tribute to Louis Armstrong - thursdaysomething, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.

  • June 30 - July 7, 2000 - 7-Day Louis Armstrong Centennial Broadcast by New York Radio Station WKCR 89.9 FM; airs for 184 straight hours from Friday June 30, 5:00 am until July 7, 9:00 pm; coverage will also be broadcast online via Real Audio.

  • June 30 - July 9, 2000 - Ascona's New Orleans Jazz Festival 2000 celebrates the most famous jazz musician of all times, Louis Armstrong; includes a performance by New Orleans' own Leroy Jones - Ascona's New Orleans Jazz Festival 2000, Ascona, Switzerland.

  • July 1 - 4, 2000 - 2nd Annual Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Music & Fine Arts Festival - Palmer Park, Detroit, MI.

  • July 2, 2000 - "New Orleans Cultural Second Line Parade" officially saluting the Centennial of Louis Armstrong - New Orleans, LA.

  • July 4, 2000 - Unveiling of Louis Armstrong statue at the New Orleans Jazz Walk of Fame officially saluting the Centennial of Louis Armstrong - 8:00 pm - New Orleans, LA.

  • July 4, 2000 - "Hotter Than That" - a free outdoor concert featuring the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guests Clark Terry and Dianne Reeves - Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ at 7:00 pm Eastern; performance will be broadcast nationwide on National Public Radio stations, and carried live on the Internet at www.npr.org.

  • July 4, 2000 - The Kenny Rittenhouse Quartet performs a tribute to Louis Armstrong - The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Washington D.C. (carried live on the Internet).

  • July 9, 2000 - Various Tributes to Louis Armstrong, including the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (featuring Seneca Black, Ryan Kisor, and Marcus Printup); The Trumpet Summit Band (featuring Jon Faddis, Lew Solof, Randy Brecker, and Terrell Stafford); and a Louis Armstrong on Film symposium - Jazz à Vienne, Vienne, France.

  • July 14, 2000 - The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park presents "Armstrong: The Early Days", an overview of the extraordinary life and legacy of Louis Armstrong - 2:00 pm - New Orleans, LA.

  • July 17-19, 2000 - "Louis Armstrong Centennial Film Program" led by Wynton Marsalis, plus clinic/lesson, panel discussion, master clinic, and lecture demostration led by Wynton Marsalis and the members of the LCJO - Berklee Summer School at Umbria Jazz, Perugia, Italy.

  • July 27, 2000; a benefit concert for the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp; with Kidd Jordan, Clyde Kerr, Alvin Batiste, and Germaine Bazzle; The Parish at House of Blues, New Orleans, LA (call 504 565-8104 for more info).

  • July 29, 2000 - The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park presents "Satchmo and Dukes of Dixieland", join the Dukes as they journey back in time by highlighting some of their 1959 Chicago recording hits with Louis Armstrong modern style - 2:00 pm - New Orleans, LA.

  • August 5, 2000 - "Louis Armstrong Birthday Tribute" - New Orleans trumpeters Kermit Ruffins and James Andrews pay homage to Pops - The Parish at House of Blues, New Orleans, LA.

  • August 12, 2000 - "Tribute To Louis Armstrong" - The Festival Vancouver Jazz Orchestra; Alan Matheson, director; Jim Byrnes, host; Clark Terry, trumpet; and Dee Daniels, vocals - Festival Vancouver, Vancouver, B.C.

  • August 19, 2000 - The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park presents "Louis Armstrong Foundation Band" - join Eddie Edwards, veteran jazz drummer and historian, along with a host of some of New Orleans' best traditional jazz musicians in this all-star salute to Louis Armstrong - 2:00 pm - New Orleans, LA.

  • August 25, 2000 - "A Musical Tribute to Louis Armstrong" - Louis Armstrong was baptised at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church at 3200 Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana 99 years ago on August 25, 1901. On August 25, 2000 at 7:00 pm Sacred Heart is planning its own free music tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring many local artists who are volunteering their time and talent to provide a truly great musical event. Scheduled performers include Allen Toussaint, James Andrews, Rich Crosby, Rev. Frank Coco, S.J., Germaine Bazzle, Davell Crawford, Joey Winters and Company, Shirley Stewart, Y'Shua Israel, John Joyce, La Renaissance Chorale, and the Archdiocese Gospel Choir - For additional information, please call the Church at (504) 827-1481 - Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 3200 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA (7:00 pm).

  • August 26, 2000 - The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park presents "Louis Armstrong and the Music of New Orleans" - join local historian and author Tad Jones as he examines Louis Armstrong's New Orleans environment (1910-22) and the role it played in shaping the music of one of this century's most influential people - 2:00 pm - New Orleans, LA.

  • August 26, 2000 - "A Century of Satchmo" - A Tribute to Louis Armstrong - featuring the Longineu Parsons Ensemble, with Arvell Shaw (former member of Louis Armstrong's big band and All-Stars band) - Belleayre Summer Music Festival, Highmount, NY.

  • September 9, 2000 - The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park presents "Gregg Stafford and the Jazzhounds" - Gregg Stafford is yet another among a long line of great New Orleans trumpeters and vocalist. Mr. Stafford can hold his own perfoming all styles of music, but when it comes to traditional style jazz and repetoire, he really is at his best. Join Gregg and the Jazzhounds in a foot stomping, hand slapping, birthday salute to Louis Armstrong - 2:00 pm - New Orleans, LA.

  • September 13, 2000 - "Louis Armstrong 100th Birthday Celebration" - with Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra; Nicholas Payton; Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Roy Hargrove; and Jon Faddis - Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA.

  • September 15, 2000 - "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" with Nicholas Payton - Freeborn Hall, University Of California Davis, Davis, CA (8:00 pm).

  • September 16 & 17, 2000 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Monterey Jazz Festival , Monterey, CA.

  • September 23, 2000 - The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park presents "From Mayann Armstrong to Lil' Hardin" - join Dr. Bruce Raeburn, Curator, Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University, for a fascinating overview, illustrated with slides and recording excerpts, of the influential women in Louis Armstrong's life and career - 2:00 pm - New Orleans, LA.

  • October 6, 2000 - Tribute To Louis Armstrong by Chris Clifton & his All-Stars - Trumpeter Chris Clifton's experiences with Louis and Lil Armstrong make him the envy of many. He met Louis, as a present for his fourteenth birthday. Then, at age 18, Chris met Lil Armstrong and became a member of her band. Chris would maintain both relationships for many years. The All-Stars are composed of Chris Clifton (trumpet), Freddy Lonzo (trombone), Brian O'Connell (clarinet), Lars Edegran (piano), Bernie Attridge (bass), and Ernie Elly (drums) - New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Visitor Center, 916 N. Peters, New Orleans, LA (4:00 pm).

  • October 6, 2000 - "Salute to Satchmo" - tribute by The Oklahoma Sinfonia featuring trumpeter Byron Stripling - Performing Arts Center for Education, Tulsa, OK.

  • October 7, 2000 - Art For Arts Sake Tribute to Louis Armstrong - benefit bash featuring the CAC Jazz Orchestra led by Tony Dagradi, with performances by Hannibal Lokumbe, Kermit Ruffins, Wendell Brunious, Soul Rebels Brass Band, and others - Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA.

  • October 7, 2000 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Centennial Hall, Tucson, Arizona (8:00 pm).

  • October 12, 2000 - "Armstrong's Influence on Popular Music" - Some may argue that Louis Armstrong's greatest contribution to popular music lies in the charismatic persona that elevated him to the status of first international musical superstar. Others may argue that his musical accomplishments, such as the vocal styling introduced on heebie jeebies or the phrasing and virtuosity exhibited on countless trumpet solos, deserve more credit. These are precisely the answers we will seek from UNO's, Assistant Director of the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, Dr. Connie Atkinson. Come share in this lively discussion - New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Visitor Center, 916 N. Peters, New Orleans, LA (2:00 pm).

  • October 18, 2000 - Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring Clark Terry and special guest Marcus Belgrave - presented by The Jazz Development Workshop, led by master trumpeter Marcus Belgrave - Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI.

  • October 23, 2000 - Jazz at Lincoln Center presents "The Louis Armstrong Lecture Series" - music historian and author Tad Jones discusses the musical, social and racial complexities that formed the backdrop of young Armstrong's life as well as the musical imprint he left upon New Orleans - Morse Hall, The Juilliard School, New York, NY.

  • October 26, 2000 - "The Satchmo Centennial: Louis Armstrong On Film" - Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA.

  • October 27, 2000 - Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders - Among the instruments at his disposal, including guitar, bass, and his voice, Papa Don Vappie, is most closely associated with the banjo. He is equally talented with the pen, having completed several arrangements of traditional New Orleans jazz for the National Historical Park's transcription project. As part of our continuing tribute to the life of Louis Armstrong, Papa Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders will perform several classic Armstrong standards from his tenure with King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band - New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Visitor Center, 916 N. Peters, New Orleans, LA (2:00 pm).

  • November 10-12, 2000 - Cape May Jazz Festival - weekend of jazz dedicated to Louis Armstrong - performers will highlight Armstrong's music in their sets - scheduled performers include Maynard Ferguson, Clark Terry, Oscar Brown Jr., and Cyrus Chestnut - Cape May, NJ.

  • November 13, 2000 - The Fifth Annual Jazz at Lincoln Center Awards Gala and Benefit Concert - Jazz at Lincoln Center honors Illinois Jacquet, Jack & Susan Rudin, and Nathan Leventhal in thier Fifth Annual Awards Gala & Benefit Concert, “Swing That Music”; features performances by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and special guests Jessye Norman, Dr. John, Warren Vache and Andre Deshields performing jazz standards popularized by Louis Armstrong - - Avery Fisher Hall, New York, NY.

  • November 16, 2000 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines, Iowa.

  • November 17, 2000 - The Kennedy Center's "Louis Armstrong Legacy Series" features the Andy Bey Trio - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.

  • November 17, 2000 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, Iowa.

  • November 18, 2000 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

  • November 29, 2000 - Jazz at Lincoln Center presents "Jazz on Film: Louis Armstrong", hosted by trumpeter Nicholas Payton - Walter Reade Theater, New York, NY.

  • December 7, 2000 - "Heirs to the Throne: Trumpet Masters Play Armstrong" - a tribute by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and guests - Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY.

  • December 8, 2000 - "Swingin’ with Pops" - ballroom dance party featuring Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - Manhattan Center, New York, NY.

  • December 9, 2000 - "Heirs to the Throne: Trumpet Masters Play Armstrong" - a tribute by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and guests - Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY.

  • December 11, 2000 - Jazz at Lincoln Center presents "The Louis Armstrong Lecture Series" - Jazz at Lincoln Center artistic consultant Loren Schoenberg gives an insightful look into Armstrong's unparalleled prowess on the trumpet - Morse Hall, The Juilliard School, New York, NY.

  • December 11, 2000 - "100 Years of Armstrong" - featuring Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC.

  • December 13, 2000 - PBS airs "Live From Lincoln Center: Armstrong — When the Saints Go Marching In", a special tribute to Armstrong by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; the LCJO will be joined by special guests Bob Wilber, Lucien Barbarin, and Don Vappie, plus young jazz artists Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews (the younger brother of trumpeter James Andrews), Brandon Lee, and Dominick Farinacci - live from Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY.

  • December 14, 2000 - NPR's "Jazzset with Branford Marsalis" airs "100 for Louis and Four Score for Clark Terry is Cause for Celebration!" - Come to Carnegie Hall for a centennial salute to Armstrong with special guest Clark Terry, who turns 80 on December 14. Like Louis, when he lowers his horn, he's ready to sing. Check with your local NPR affiliate for the air date and time in your area.

  • December 16, 2000 - Jazz for Young People: "Who is Louis Armstrong?" - hosted by Wynton Marsalis, featuring the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY.

  • December 28, 2000 - Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring Claude "Fiddler" Williams - presented by The Jazz Development Workshop, led by master trumpeter Marcus Belgrave - Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI.

  • January 8, 2001 - "Jazz" - part 1 of Ken Burns epic 18+ hours documentary on the history of jazz music debuts on PBS; series will include segments on Louis Armstrong, New Orleans jazz, etc..

  • January 18, 2001 - Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring the Freddie Cole Trio - presented by The Jazz Development Workshop, led by master trumpeter Marcus Belgrave - Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI.

  • January 19, 2001 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

  • January 20 - 28, 2001 - The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra featuring New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones performs a series of concerts in tribute to Satchmo.

    • Jan. 20th, concert in Odense (Isle of Funen)
    • Jan. 21st, concert in Vejle (Jutland)
    • Jan. 22nd, concert in Copenhagen (Jazzhouse)
    • Jan. 23rd, concert in Copenhagen ( Jazzhouse)
    • Jan. 25th, concert in Aalbörg (Jutland)
    • Jan. 26th, concert in Esbjerg (Jutland)
    • Jan. 27th, concert in Holbaek (Zealand)
    • Jan. 28th, concert in Aarhus (Jutland)

  • January 20, 2001 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Univ. Of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

  • February 2, 2001 - The Kennedy Center's "Louis Armstrong Legacy Series" features the Etta Jones Trio - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.

  • February 3, 2001 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ.

  • February 3, 2001 - "Tribute to Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong" by the group Rhythm & Brass - College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC.

  • February 10, 2001 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" with special guests The Ellis Marsalis Trio and Kermit Ruffins - New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ.

  • February 15, 2001 - Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring Franz Jackson - presented by The Jazz Development Workshop, led by master trumpeter Marcus Belgrave - Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI.

  • February 15, 2001 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA.

  • February 16, 2001 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA.

  • February 17, 2001 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, KS.

  • February 23, 2001 - "New Orleans Jazz - A Tribute To Louis Armstrong" - trumpeter Warren Vache and an all-star band take you on an entertaining musical journey through the history of New Orleans jazz, and its most famous proponent, Louis Armstrong - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall - Sarasota, Florida

  • February 24, 2001 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, KS.

  • March 15, 2001 - From Marciac 2000: "Homage to Louis Armstrong" - Director Patrice Caratini assembles twelve musicians from trumpet to tuba for spirited, customized charts of early Armstrong - JazzSet with Branford Marsalis (NPR Radio).

  • March 16, 2001 - The Kennedy Center's "Louis Armstrong Legacy Series" features Shirley Horn - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.

  • March 22 & 24, 2001 - "Pops: The Ambassador of Swing" - featuring Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY.

  • March 23, 24 & 25, 2001 - "Gone Fishin' - A Tribute to Louis Armstrong" - Norway pays tribute to Pops with 3 concerts featuring the Follo Big Band and Tett Selskap, 19 musicians and a vocal group of 9, together with vocalist Benedicte Sjøvold and trumpetist Erlend Gjerde - Dates & venues: "As Kino", As, March 23rd; "Ski Kino", Ski, March 24th; and "Gamla", Oslo, March 25th.

  • March 26, 2001 - Jazz at Lincoln Center presents "The Louis Armstrong Lecture Series" - longtime Armstrong bassist Arvell Shaw shares memories of his international travels with the trumpeter in a conversation with radio personality, scholar, and record producer Phil Schaap - Morse Hall, The Juilliard School, New York, NY.

  • March 30, 2001 - The Kennedy Center's "Louis Armstrong Legacy Series" features Abbey Lincoln - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.

  • March 30 - April 1, 2001 - "Jazz Coming Home... Nicholas Payton Celebrates 100 Years of Louis Armstrong" - presented by the New Orleans Jazz Legacy Foundation (call 504 899-7827 for more info) - scheduled events include:

  • April 01, 2001 - "Drummer and Smoke: Satchmo in New Orleans" - lively panel discussion in which musicians and historians explore the early years of Louis Armstrong in New Orleans, focusing especially on the development of his cornet style within the context of the local music scene. A music performance will follow the discussion - Panelists: Tad Jones, Jack Stewart, Dr. Michael White - Moderator: Bruce Raeburn - being held at the Palm Court Jazz Café in New Orleans (1:30 pm) in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival.

  • April 12, 2001 - On Radio - "Nicholas Payton Big Band Salute to Louis Armstrong from the Monterey Jazz Festival" - We hear Nicholas Payton’s new salute to Armstrong and more as we anticipate the 32nd annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - JazzSet with Branford Marsalis (NPR Radio).

  • April 27 thru May 6, 2001 - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - a Louis Armstrong Pavilion will be created in the Fair Grounds Grandstand, featuring exhibits and discussions commemorating the life and influence of the Crescent City's cultural ambassador - musical tributes to Satchmo will be featured throughout this year's Fest, including the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra Tribute to Louis Armstrong with Jon Faddis and special guest Clark Terry (04/28); The Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration (04/28); The Armstrong Alumni All-Stars with Arvell Shaw and Joe Muranyi (04/29); Dr. Michael White's Armstrong Hot Five & Hot Seven with Nicholas Payton and Irakli (04/27); Clive Wilson's Satchmo Serenade w/ guest Butch Thompson (05/03); Louis' Home Cookin': New Orleans Trumpet Tribute with Irvin Mayfield, Gregory Davis, Clyde Kerr Jr., Marlon Jordan and Trombone Shorty (05/05); and Trumpet Summits honoring Armstrong hosted by Walter Payton featuring Kermit Ruffins, James Andrews, Leroy Jones, Gregg Stafford, Chris Clifton, and others (05/04 & 05/06).

  • April 30 & May 1, 2001 - The New Orleans Jazz Fest Evening Concerts series will include The Armstrong Alumni All-Stars featuring stars and legends from the Satchmo Era with Arvell Shaw, Joe Muranyi, Franz Jackson, Tom Baker, Fred Lonzo, Ernest Elly, and Lars Edegran (Musical Director) - Palm Court Jazz Cafe, New Orleans, LA.

  • May 15, 2001 - Jazz Talk: Louis Armstrong’s Archives - with participation by the Louis Armstrong House & Archives - Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, New York, NY.

  • May 25, 2001 - Nicholas Payton: "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" - with guests the Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Symphony Center, Chicago, IL.

  • June 28, 2001 - On Radio - "Suite for Pops" from the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - JazzSet with Branford Marsalis (NPR Radio).

  • July 14, 2001 - "Louis Armstrong's 100th Birthday Blowout" - free bash in honor of Satchmo presented by The City University of New York; some of New Orleans finest will be in the Big Apple to provide the entertainment; performers include Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers, the ReBirth Brass Band, James Andrews, John Boutté, and the Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid and Pleasure Club.

  • Week of August 1, 2001 - Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration

    The weekly NPR radio show American Routes will air a "Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration" during the week of August 1, 2001 (check local listings for air date & time in your area). The Satchmo tribute features interviews with members of Armstrong's All-Stars band, Arvell Shaw (bass) and Joe Muranyi (clarinet), and also New Orleans trumpeters Nicholas Payton and Kermit Ruffins. "American Routes" is also broadcast over the Internet by many stations, so tune in online if your local NPR affiliate doesn't carry it.

  • August 2 - 4, 2001 - Louis Armstrong Centennial Conference

    "A Celebration of the Artistry and Legacy of Louis Armstrong" - sponsored by the Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, University of New Orleans - An international symposium on Armstrong's life and work, featuring jazz scholars and master musicians from around the world. Click here for conference details.

  • August 2 - 5, 2001 - Satchmo Summerfest

    A celebration in honor of Louis Armstrong featuring live music, exhibitions, concerts, jazz workshops, food booths, a "second line" parade, and more - The Old Mint - New Orleans, LA - Click here for SummerFest schedule.

  • August 4, 2001 - "Satchmo to Marsalis: A Tribute to the Fathers of Jazz"

    A benefit concert featuring Ellis Marsalis, all four of his sons, and one of his most well known students - entertainer Harry Connick, Jr. The event, being held at Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena, will be the first time that Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis, along with Harry Connick, Jr., have all appeared on-stage with Ellis at the same time. Click here for additional info.

  • Fall, 2002 - The Louis Armstrong House opens as a museum and educational center. Armstrong's former home in Corona, N.Y. located at 34-56 107th St., was declared a national landmark in 1977 and a city landmark in 1983.


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