|Born||August 4, 1901
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||July 6, 1971
Corona, Queens, New York City, U.S.
|Genres||Dixieland, jazz, swing, traditional pop|
|Instruments||trumpet, cornet, vocals|
|Years active||c. 1914–1971|
|Associated acts||Joe "King" Oliver, Ella Fitzgerald, Kid Ory|
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) nicknamed Satchmo or Pops was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He sang the blues and played the trumpet and the cornet. He was famous in many countries. He was also known for his good singing voice and he also encouraged the style of scat to the jazz world. Armstrong won many awards during his career.
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- Albin Krebs (July 7, 1971). "Louis Armstrong, Jazz Trumpeter and Singer, Dies". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0804.html. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
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