In his year there Armstrong matured into a major soloist and at the same time developed—indeed, single-handedly invented—a compelling, propulsive, rhythmic inflection in his… Although Armstrong claimed to be born invarious documents, notably a baptismal record, indicate that was his birth year. He grew up in dire poverty in New OrleansLouisiana, when jazz was very young.
Louis Armstronghand-colored etching by Adi Holzer Armstrong often stated that he was born on July 4, Albert was from Boutte, Louisianaand gave birth at home when she was about sixteen.
William Armstrong abandoned the family shortly after.
He did odd jobs for the Karnoffskys, a family of Lithuanian Jews. While selling coal in Storyvillehe heard spasm bandsgroups that played music out of household objects. He heard the early sounds of jazz from bands that played in brothels and dance halls such as Pete Lala's, where King Oliver performed.
Knowing he lived without a father, they fed and nurtured him. To distinguish them from other hawkers, he tried playing a tin horn to attract customers.
Morris Karnoffsky gave Armstrong an advance toward the purchase of a cornet from a pawn shop. He also got into trouble. Cornetist Bunk Johnson said he taught the eleven-year-old to play by ear at Dago Tony's honky tonk. He said about his youth, "Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine—I look right in the heart of good old New Orleans It has given me something to live for.
Meals were often little more than bread and molasses. Captain Joseph Jones ran the home like a military camp and used corporal punishment. Peter Davis, who frequently appeared at the home at the request of Captain Jones,  became Armstrong's first teacher and chose him as bandleader.
With this band, the thirteen year-old Armstrong attracted the attention of Kid Ory. He lived in this household with two stepbrothers for several months.
After Gertrude gave birth to a daughter, Armstrong's father never welcomed him, so he returned to his mother, Mary Albert. In her small home, he had to share a bed with his mother and sister.
He found a job at a dance hall owned by Henry Ponce, who had connections to organized crime. He met the six-foot tall drummer Black Bennywho became his guide and bodyguard. He listened to the music of local musicians such as Kid Ory and his idol, King Oliver.
Armstrong played in brass bands and riverboats in New Orleans, first on an excursion boat in September Irma Thomas (L, photo by Noe Cugny) will make her Satchmo SummerFest debut in , while Ashlin Parker (R, photo by Willow Haley) will lead a trumpet tribute to Louis Armstrong.
Satchmo became Armstrong's nickname after his Grand Tour of Europe. A London music magazine editor wrote "Satchmo" in an article -- probably because he could not read his garbled notes.
Up until that time, Armstrong's nickname was Satchelmouth. Watch video · Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, he is known for songs like "Star Dust," "La.
Louis Armstrong, Actor: High Society. Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's urbanagricultureinitiative.com: Aug 04, Louis Armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in the music's history.
As a trumpet virtuoso, his playing, beginning with the s studio recordings made with his Hot Five and Hot Seven ensembles, charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, emotionally charged improvisation. This book is about "Satchmo" the man, his trials in life and his music as told through his writings, his music, relationship with his wives, and informal interviews of him as well as through a rich selection of vignettes of his life and his music/5(82).
|NPR Choice page||A London music magazine editor wrote "Satchmo" in an article -- probably because he could not read his garbled notes.|
|Sorry! Something went wrong!||As a trumpet virtuoso, his playing, beginning with the s studio recordings made with his Hot Five and Hot Seven ensembles, charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, emotionally charged improvisation. For this, he is revered by jazz fans.|
|Like Us on Facebook||Born in the slums of segregated New Orleans, Louisiana, neglected with no supervision, he spent most of his time on the streets, singing with neighborhood kids for loose change and searching garbage cans for food.|
|Louis Armstrong - Wikipedia||But everyone who heard him play or hears his inimitable style today can only agree that Louis Daniel "Satchmo" Armstrong was one of the best jazz musicians and greatest entertainment personalities the world has ever known.|