Louis Armstrong

Hurricane Ida destroys Jewish family’s home where Louis Armstrong stayed

The family bought Armstrong’s first trumpet, with the repayment being Armstrong would ride on the wagon for a year and blow the whistle. The famed jazz musician was reputed to wear a Magen David.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
01/09/2021

From Satchmo with love

Tomasso first wrapped his infant ears around New Orleans vibes a couple of years before he met the great man. “I fell in love with jazz when I heard a record of Louis Armstrong."

13/06/2019
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