Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong
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Background information
BornAugust 4, 1901
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedJuly 6, 1971(1971-07-06) (aged 69)
Corona, Queens, New York City, U.S.
GenresDixieland, jazz, swing, traditional pop
OccupationsMusician
Instrumentstrumpet, cornet, vocals
Years activec. 1914–1971
Associated actsJoe "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.

He died of a heart attack in July 6, 1971 in Corona, Queens, New York City. [1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Albin Krebs (July 7, 1971). "Louis Armstrong, Jazz Trumpeter and Singer, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved March 25, 2014.

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