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Billy Crystal makes tribute to uncle

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Verve Records releases "Billy Crystal Presents: The Milt Gabler Story," a tribute of songs selected by Gabler's New York native-nephew, Billy Crystal.

US builds ties with Romania through jazz

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Of the many things for which president George W. Bush has become famous -- his penchant for cowboy hats, his love of Texas, his plainspoken style -- an apprecia
EMMANUEL EVITA, UPI Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 4, the 217th day of 2004 with 149 to follow.
By United Press International

Nine screeners arrested in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, June 23 (UPI) -- Nine airport security screeners have been arrested at the New Orleans airport for allegedly stealing from passengers' bags.

Jazz singer honored by peers

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Veteran singer Sheila Jordan is the 2004 recipient of the Lil Hardin Armstrong Jazz Heritage Award.

2003: The year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and build for the future.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Drum master in Kwanzaa tribute

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Master drummer Juma Santos is holding drumming seminars in New Orleans and will play during the New Orleans Public Schools' 10th annual Kwanzaa Extravaganza.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

2003: the year in jazz

For the jazz world, 2003 will be remembered as a year to celebrate the past, help those in need, mourn indelible losses, welcome back a long-lost soul -- and bu
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

NYC jazz gala raises $1.4 million

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Organizers of Monday's 8th annual Jazz at Lincoln Center gala announced Thursday the event raised $1.38 million for educational programs.

Photographer presents a new sort of jazz

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Carol Friedman has photographed and designed hundreds of jazz, soul and classical music CD covers through the years.

November gala to honor great women in jazz

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Jazz at Lincoln Center will salute the great women of jazz at its eighth annual awards gala and benefit concert on Nov. 17 at Avery Fisher Hall.

Musicians' emergency fund faces challenges

In Greek mythology, Atlas was the man condemned to carry the world on his back. To many aging jazz musicians, and some younger in age who find themselves in a b
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

A trumpet fanfare awaits reopening of Arms

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Numerous jazz trumpeters will ring in the Oct. 15 museum opening at the simple home where Louis Armstrong lived from 1943 until his death in 1971.

A trumpet fanfare to reopen Satchmo house

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Numerous jazz trumpeters will ring in the October 15 museum opening at the simple New York home where Louis Armstrong lived from 1943 until his death in 1971. The city will close off the working-class residential street for most of the day for a celebrati

Payton mixes it up on new jazz album

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton has explored the roots and the heart of jazz over the past decade-and-a-half as one of music's "young lions" -- a great younger instru
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Louis Armstrong
Musician Lionel Hampton kisses Mrs. Lucille Armstrong, widow of Louis Armstrong, on the cheek during the unveiling of a 12-foot statue of her husband at ceremonies in Armstrong Park in New Orleans on April 15, 1980. The park dedicated to the city’s most famous jazz musician is located next to the French Quarter. (UPI Photo/Pat Benic/Files)
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Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the music's focus from collective improvisation to solo performance.

With his instantly recognizable deep and distinctive gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing, vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics.

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