Louis Daniel Armstrong, nicknamed “Satchmo”, “Satch”, and “Pops”, was an American trumpeter and vocalist who is among the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades and different eras in the history of jazz. Armstrong was born and raised in New Orleans.

Armstrong was born and raised in New Orleans. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an inventive trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. to Chicago to play in the Creole Jazz Band.


Among the Most Influential Figures in Jazz

In Chicago, he spent time with other popular jazz musicians, reconnecting with his friend and spending time with Hoagy Carmichael and Lil Hardin.


With his instantly recognizable rich, gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer and skillful improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song. He was also skilled at scat singing.

Armstrong is renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice as well as his trumpet playing. By the end of Armstrong’s life, his influence had spread to popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first popular entertainers to “cross over” to wide popularity with white (and international) audiences.

In 2017, he was posthumously inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

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