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Louis Armstrong News

Date Of Birth:
August 04, 1901
Date Of Death:
July 06, 1971 (69)
Birth Place:
New Orleans, LA, USA
Gender:
Male
Aaron Lazar, Birdland Big Band & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/13Aaron Lazar, Birdland Big Band & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 13-19, featuring The Birdland Big Band, Aaron Lazar, Jazz Party with Carole Bufford, and more! (more...)

Wall Street Journal Theatre Critic to Make Directorial Debut at Palm Beach DramaworksWall Street Journal Theatre Critic to Make Directorial Debut at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Terry Teachout, drama critic for The Wall Street Journal, playwright, librettist, and biographer, will add another title to his impressive list of accomplishments when he makes his directorial debut next season with Palm Beach Dramaworks' production of his acclaimed play, Satchmo at the Waldorf. The piece, in which Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong reminisces about his life and career just months before his death, closes out PBD's 2015 - 2016 season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Displaying Vintage Performing Savoir Faire, DANNY BACHER Swings The Louis'--Armstrong, Prima, Jordan--at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Reviews: Displaying Vintage Performing Savoir Faire, DANNY BACHER Swings The Louis'--Armstrong, Prima, Jordan--at the Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Jun 28, 2015

Danny Bacher has the performance ease of an artist who's spent twice his years on the circuit. His preternatural feel for swing delivers scrupulous control, hip, unfussy phrasing, nuanced inflection, and the kind of fluent, savory scat “wordless vocables” I haven't heard from a man in some time, certainly not one so young. His soprano saxophone and singing are so like one another in attitude and energy, Bacher epitomizes the musician whose instrument acts as solid manifestation of voice. His new CD release celebration show at the Metropolitan Room, Swing That Music (last performance of a four-show run today at 4 pm) is a jazz tribute to the three Louis: Louis Armstrong--Satchmo (1901-1971), Louis Prima--The King of Swing before Benny Goodman came along (1910-1978), and Louis Jordan--King of the Jukebox (1908-1975.) Musical numbers get along like the old friends they are, brushing shoulders, poking one another in the ribs, slapping backs. The show is well paced with next to no patter. Danny Bacher is the real deal; a musician to watch. (more...)

Cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/6Cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA & More Set for Birdland, Week of 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 6-12, featuring John Scofield Trio, the Broadway Cast of Phantom of the Opera, Rotem Sivan Trio and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND Explodes at The VogueBWW Reviews: THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND Explodes at The Vogue
by Matt Hanson - Jun 25, 2015

"I am Louis Armstrong," said the man under the spotlight at center stage. "No! You're the great Stanley Clarke!' a festivalgoer called out from the audience. Clarke is one of the few still ticking who has spent the better part of the century among the pantheon of jazz gods and goddesses. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Enso String Quartet & More, 7/18-19Music Mountain to Welcome Enso String Quartet & More, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, continues its 86th anniversary season on Sunday, July 19th (3pm) with Enso String Quartet and Soyeon Kate Lee, piano performing Moravec, Schumann, and Dohnanyi. Also, the weekend welcomes The New Black Eagle Jazz Band on Saturday, July 18th (6:30pm) plus a pre-show dinner at The Falls Village Inn (5pm). The summer of chamber music, country, jazz, and folk concerts, plus salutes to Broadway and opera continues thru September 27th. (more...)

Lancaster Mennonite High School's THE TEMPEST Nabs Fulton's 2015 Beth Bash AwardLancaster Mennonite High School's THE TEMPEST Nabs Fulton's 2015 Beth Bash Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

On Thursday, June 25, Fulton Theatre named Lancaster Mennonite High School as the 2015 Beth Bash Award recipient for their production of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest.'  Play director Danielle Hofstetter will accept the award plaque prior to the evening performance of "The Wizard of Oz".  The student actors and crew were awarded complimentary tickets to the performance, and will be recognized and hailed with praise.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: RAY JESSEL - NAUGHTY OR NICE Is The Result Of Decades Of Unrecognised BrillianceBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: RAY JESSEL - NAUGHTY OR NICE Is The Result Of Decades Of Unrecognised Brilliance
by Barry Lenny - Jun 24, 2015

From the heights of hilarity, to deeply meaningful ballads, Jessel captivated the audience. (more...)

New York Youth Symphony Sets 53rd SeasonNew York Youth Symphony Sets 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), composed of orchestra, chamber, jazz, conducting, and composition programs-heads into the 2015/16 season having provided over 5,000 music students between ages 12 and 22 unparalleled opportunities to perform at world-class venues including Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center and to study with world-renowned artists, all tuition-free. Beyond the instruction from accomplished musicians, students gain valuable life skills-commitment, discipline, focus, collaboration-and friendships that last a lifetime.  (more...)

Louis Armstrong House Museum and LA State Museum to Present SATCHMO: HIS LIFE IN NEW ORLEANS ExhibitLouis Armstrong House Museum and LA State Museum to Present SATCHMO: HIS LIFE IN NEW ORLEANS Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

In an unprecedented collaboration, the Louis Armstrong House Museum in New York City and the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans have partnered on the exhibit: Satchmo: His Life in New Orleans to tell the story of Louis Armstrong's complex relationship with his hometown. The exhibit will coincide with the 100th anniversary of his first professional gig at Henry Ponce's in New Orleans in 1915.  (more...)

Barbara Carroll, Ravi Coltrane Quartet & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/29Barbara Carroll, Ravi Coltrane Quartet & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 29 - July 5, featuring Ravi Coltrane Quartet, Birdland Jazz Party with ith Carole Bufford, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Arts Theatre to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM IN NEW ORLEANSArts Theatre to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM IN NEW ORLEANS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

This summer, The Arts Theatre new studio space plays host to a musically infused version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Set in the 'Birthplace of Jazz', the tale unfolds from the crumbling New Orleans jazz clubs and out into the Louisiana Bayous - bringing to life Shakespeare's text amidst the dark imagination of the American Deep South. (more...)

SILENT SKY, WORKING, VENUS IN FUR, HARRIET THE SPY and More Set for Main Street Theater's 40th SeasonSILENT SKY, WORKING, VENUS IN FUR, HARRIET THE SPY and More Set for Main Street Theater's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Main Street Theater's 40th Anniversary Season will unfold in the company's 2 new residences: the completely renovated Rice Village space on Times Blvd. and the MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) on Main Street. (more...)

Coltrane Quartet, PHANTOM Cast and More Set for Birdland's July 2015 LineupColtrane Quartet, PHANTOM Cast and More Set for Birdland's July 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2015 schedule, featuring Ravi Coltrane Quartet, John Scofield Trio, The Birdland Big Band, Stacey Kent, John Pizzarelli sings Paul McCartney, The Broadway cast of Phantom of the Opera, Birdland Jazz Party with Carole Bufford, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Main Street Theater's 40th Anniversary Season to Include VENUS IN FUR, SILENT SKY & MoreMain Street Theater's 40th Anniversary Season to Include VENUS IN FUR, SILENT SKY & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Main Street Theater's 40th Anniversary Season will unfold in the company's 2 new residences: the completely renovated Rice Village space on Times Blvd. and the MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) on Main Street. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Erich Bergen & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/22Tony Yazbeck, Erich Bergen & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 22 - June 28, featuring Django Reinhardt Festival, Erich Bergen Live!, a Special Pride Celebration Including Tony Yazbeck, Molly Pop, and more! (more...)

Louis Armstrong House Museum's 'Hot Jazz / Cool Garden' Series to Welcome The Ladybugs & More This SummerLouis Armstrong House Museum's 'Hot Jazz / Cool Garden' Series to Welcome The Ladybugs & More This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

It's not summer in NYC until there is hot jazz and red beans 'n rice at the Louis Armstrong House Museum.  Louis Armstrong House Museum announces the line up for its signature summer concert series Hot Jazz / Cool Garden.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: LINDA LAVIN's 'New' Show at 54 Below Is Formulaic Yet Still EntertainingBWW Reviews: LINDA LAVIN's 'New' Show at 54 Below Is Formulaic Yet Still Entertaining
by Alix Cohen - Jun 9, 2015

Linda Lavin's most recent show at 54 Below (which had a three-night run between June 4-6), Starting Over--"Because that's what I've done all my life"--illuminates a succession of chapters in her career. The show bears more than a little resemblance to a 2012 appearance at the same venue. There are repeated numbers, excessive, though entertaining anecdotes, and a feel I now find formulaic. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Scott Albert Johnson Releases Second Album 'Going Somewhere'Singer/Songwriter Scott Albert Johnson Releases Second Album 'Going Somewhere'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Singer/songwriter and harmonica virtuoso Scott Albert Johnson releases his second album, 'Going Somewhere.' A sonic distillation gleaned from the finesse of jazz, the grit of blues rock and the groove of funk, 'Going Somewhere' reflects the human journey. (more...)

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