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Jazz great Hampton dies at 94

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jazz legend Lionel Hampton, who played for several presidents at the White House during his six-decade career, died Saturday of heart failure. Hampton was 94.

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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Lester Young, one of the great classic tenor saxophonists in jazz, was born this day in 1909 in Woodville, Miss. He was so fine that Billie Holiday nicknamed him "Pres," as in president.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Elvis: A generation remembers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- How to explain his continuing hold on us, even as his image metastasizes? A quarter century after his death, Elvis is still with us, bigger and better than ever
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Joe Garland was born this day in 1903 in Norfolk, Va. Louis Armstrong once called Garland one of the greatest musicians he ever worked with.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Two influential jazz bandleaders were born this day, Lucky Millinder in 1900 in Anniston, Ala., and Benny Carter in New York City in 1907.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The Beat down in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Long Beach, Calif., has long presented itself as the "Gateway to the Pacific." Its port, the busiest in the United States, and its architecture is both Art Deco
RHONDA ROHRABACHER, Rootless Cosmopolitan

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Michael Jackson step aside. Louis Armstrong is the true "King of Pop(s)," a fact brought home last weekend when thousands of Armstrong fans thronged to the U.S. Mint building in New Orleans to celebrate the second annual Satchmo Summer Fest.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2002 with 149 to follow.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

This is the true centennial anniversary of Louis Armstrong's birth. The most influential performer in jazz history was born this day in 1901, and not on July 4, 1900, as often is listed in jazz reference books.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Eddie Jefferson was born this day in 1918 in Pittsburgh. He was the pioneer of vocalese, the artful practice of creating lyrics to fit recorded instrumental solos on classic jazz tunes. Jefferson died in May 1979 after he was shot in front of a Det
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Natty Dominique was born in New Orleans this day in 1896. He performed with Jimmy Noone, Baby Dodds and Emanuel Perez's Imperial Band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Condition -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

New Orleans is planning a massive celebration of native son Louis Armstrong's birthday from August 2-4. Music, food, a jazz mass, a club crawl and panel discuss
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Carl Fontana was born this day in 1928 in Monroe, La.
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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