Louis Armstrong Museum Hosts Final Summer Concert HOT JAZZ/COOL GARDEN with Gordon Au & Grand Street Stompers Today
The Louis Armstrong House Museum announces its third and final concert this summer in its signature Hot Jazz Cool / Garden Summer Concert Series with Gordon Au & the Grand Street Stompers today, August 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
The Stompers featuring Gordon Au, trumpet; Matt Koza, clarinet; Jake Handelman, trombone Nick Russo, banjo/guitar and Rob Adkins, bass have one foot stomping in the vintage tradition and the other in modern style. Satchmo's garden will swell with the sweet sounds of Louis Armstrong favorites, New Orleans classics and the Stompers' exciting originals, covers of famous classical themes and their own joyous adaptation of pop music. Their appeal to both young and old - to both swing dancers and sit-down music lovers, has earned them a devoted and diverse following. The Stompers have been featured at the famed Cafe Carlyle, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Jazz Festival, the DIY Bushwick Music Festival, the New York Hot Jazz Festival; The Salon, Wit's End, Shanghai Mermaid, Bobo's Halloween Masquerade Ball, New Jersey Swing, along with other swanky venues.
Hot Jazz / Cool Garden tickets are $18 in advance and include red beans 'n rice, sweet tea and a complimentary museum pass. Tickets can be purchased online at LouisArmstrongHouse.org.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, Queens, New York. The museum is open Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm. Travel directions and more at LouisArmstrongHouse.org or 718.478.8274.
The exhibit: 20 Years of Louis Armstrong Archives is on display now through October 6th and is free with museum admission. Parking is available in the neighborhood and the museum is accessible by subway via the 7 train.
Thanks to the vision and funding of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, the Louis Armstrong House Museum welcomes visitors from all over the world, six days per week, 52 weeks per year. The Louis Armstrong House Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Association of African American Museums, Museums Council of New York City, New York State Museums Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, NYC & Co., and the Queens Tourism Council. The museum is a constituent of Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College / CUNY.