Louis Armstrong News

 
Date Of Birth:
August 04, 1901
Date Of Death:
July 06, 1971 (69)
Birth Place:
New Orleans, LA, USA
 
Date of Birth: August 04, 1901
Date of Death: July 06, 1971 (69)

Birth Place: New Orleans, LA, USA
2020 JJA Jazz Awards Winners Announced 2020 JJA Jazz Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020

Carla Bley, composer-arranger-bandleader and pianist, is celebrated for her Lifetime Achievement in Jazz by the Jazz Journalists Association, in the 2020 JJA Jazz Awards, the 25th annual honors for excellence in music and music journalism, announced today. (more...)

Campaign Launches 'Chicago's 35 Greatest Music Moments Of All Time' Campaign Launches 'Chicago's 35 Greatest Music Moments Of All Time'
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020

Music has always had a sweet home in Chicago. It's where Louis Armstrong cut his first big records in the 1920s. It's where Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf made the blues electric, building the foundation of rock & roll. And it's where genres are invented; from gospel, house, and footwork to whatever comes next, Chicago's influence can be felt around the world. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall's Live Jazz Jam Goes Virtual In May Flushing Town Hall's Live Jazz Jam Goes Virtual In May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

After a smashing success at its online premiere in April, Flushing Town Hall will hold a second Virtual Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 PM. (more...)

New Orleans Documentary UP FROM THE STREETS to Get Virtual Cinema Release New Orleans Documentary UP FROM THE STREETS to Get Virtual Cinema Release
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

Starting May 15, Eagle Rock Entertainment and Michael Murphy Productions will present a virtual cinema release of the celebrated New Orleans documentary Up From The Streets ®: New Orleans: The City of Music (more...)

Flushing Town Hall Announces Lineup of Free, Virtual Programming For May Flushing Town Hall Announces Lineup of Free, Virtual Programming For May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

As arts presenters citywide have temporarily closed their doors due to COVID-19, Flushing Town Hall has gone virtual, engaging audiences online through its free series, FTH at Home!, which successfully launched in April and continues with an all-new lineup in May. (more...)

New York-Area Jazz Musicians Begin Receiving Grants from The Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund New York-Area Jazz Musicians Begin Receiving Grants from The Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020

Grants are on the way into bank accounts of New York-area jazz musicians who were selected from over 1,000 applications submitted to The Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians. (more...)

BWW Previews: Ben Vereen's Show Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen Will Stream On #54BelowAtHome BWW Previews: Ben Vereen's Show Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen Will Stream On #54BelowAtHome
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 15, 2020

The Feinstein's/54 Below #54BelowAtHome concert series has been entertaining fans for the last couple of weeks with streaming videos of their concerts over the years, showcasing the likes of Liz Callaway, Charles Busch, and Kyle Dean Massey. This Saturday, April 18th, at 6:30 pm, the concert series will present the iconic and much-loved Tony Award-winning Ben Vereen in his show Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen. In this unforgettable cabaret event, Mr. Verren presents an evening of showstoppers his fans have loved, and stories that will inspire. To set an alert for the show and then catch the show on Saturday night, visit the 54 Below website HERE. (more...)

Global Arts Venue Free Series of Virtual Programming Continues Global Arts Venue Free Series of Virtual Programming Continues
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

Flushing Town Hall continues to entertain and engage with its virtual series, Flushing Town Hall At Home!. Which includes a twice weekly FTH at Home: Facebook Watch Party Live!, an FTH at Home: Zoom Community Hang, and a daily activity for families through FTH at Home: Global Arts for Global Kids.  (more...)

Board Of Directors Of Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Creates $1 Million Emergency Fund For NYC Jazz Musicians Board Of Directors Of Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Creates $1 Million Emergency Fund For NYC Jazz Musicians
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation (LAEF) has created The Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians to provide $1 million in much needed financial support to musicians (vocalists and instrumentalists) in the New York Metropolitan Area who have lost income due to coronavirus related closures. (more...)

Guitarist Alex De Grassi Due To Release THE BRIDGE On April 17th Guitarist Alex De Grassi Due To Release THE BRIDGE On April 17th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2020

Alex de Grassi is excited to announce his newest album The Bridge due out on April 17th with Tropo Records and Six Degrees Records Distribution! (more...)

Act II Playhouse Announces 2020-2021 Season Act II Playhouse Announces 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020

Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA announces its 2020-2021 season. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest SHOW TUNES from 1920-2020 BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest SHOW TUNES from 1920-2020
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020

How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years without bias? That's certainly a near-impossible mountain to climb, because even some forms of biases, knowledgeable judgments, are key when doing a task like this. But we need to make it as objective as possible when dealing with something so subjective. (more...)

Exclusive Photos/Video: Final Preview of A WONDERFUL WORLD; Opening Night Cancelled at the Colony Theatre Exclusive Photos/Video: Final Preview of A WONDERFUL WORLD; Opening Night Cancelled at the Colony Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2020

A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong, played its final preview at the Colony Theatre last night, March 13. The show was set to open tonight, but due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the opening performance has been cancelled. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Has Adjusted Their Schedule For March Birdland Jazz Club Has Adjusted Their Schedule For March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020

Birdland Jazz Club has adjusted its schedule for March. See below for the changes:  (more...)

BWW Review: Company XIV's SEVEN SINS, A Lavish Feast Of Biblical Misbehaviors BWW Review: Company XIV's SEVEN SINS, A Lavish Feast Of Biblical Misbehaviors
by Michael Dale - Mar 12, 2020

As someone who has indulged in all the creations concocted by the genius director/choreographer Austin McCormick for his spectacular mix of performing artists, Company XIV, since the early years of this century when they displayed their talents in modestly-scaled productions on East 4th Street, this reviewer will say without hesitation that SEVEN SINS, a lavish feast of biblical misbehaviors, is their most gloriously achieved blending of athleticism, artistry and eroticism. (more...)

Live At Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater Announce Lineup for March 16 - 29 Live At Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater Announce Lineup for March 16 - 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced their lineup of artists for March 16 through March 29:  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of A WONDERFUL WORLD in Character Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of A WONDERFUL WORLD in Character
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

Previews begin tonight the world premiere of A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong at Miami New Drama. The production plays the Colony Theatre (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL.) from March 5 - April 5, with opening night set for March 14. (more...)

Music From All Over The Globe is Heading to Joe's Pub This Spring & Summer Music From All Over The Globe is Heading to Joe's Pub This Spring & Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

Joe's Pub - a program and venue of The Public Theater - brings the world to New York City this spring and summer. Audiences can skip the hassle and headaches of JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark to visit the Middle East (Tarek Yamani Trio, Divahn, Yemen Blues, and Shai Tsabari and the Middle East Groove Masters), Asia (Mai Khoi, AzN Pop!, and Akiko Yano Trio), Europe (Elina Duni, Pierce Turner, Germán López, Sam Lee, and Daniel Norgren), Africa (Michael Olatuja, AJOYO, and AfrotoniX), India (Amaan & Ayaan Ali Bangash, Aditya Prakash Ensemble, Sunny Jain, and Kiran Ahluwalia), and the Americas (Jim Cuddy and Nation Beat). Joe's Pub asks its audiences to leave their passports behind, settle into seats with some of New York City's best views, and sail the skies with better inflight entertainment and food than they'll find on any commercial airline. (more...)

Live At Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater Announces March 9 - March 22 Lineup Live At Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater Announces March 9 - March 22 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced listing for March 9 through March 22:  (more...)

Grand Rapid Symphony Pops Announces 2020-21 Season Grand Rapid Symphony Pops Announces 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

Grand Rapids Pops has announced the shows coming to its stage in its 2020-21 season. (more...)

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