Louis Armstrong at Freedomland; A Listening Session & Reception
Highlights from Armstrong's live performances will be played. These recordings, recently donated to the Museum by the son of Freedomland sound engineer Peter Denis, have never been circulated or issued, and are not listed in any jazz discographies.
The program will be presented and interpreted by Ricky Riccardi and Dan Morgenstern. Riccardi is the Museum's Archivist, the author of What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years, and the prolific author of the world-renown blog The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong. Dan Morgensternónewly added to the programórecently retired as Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. He is a historian, archivist, author, editor, and educator who has been active in jazz since 1958. Morgenstern has won an unprecedented 8 Grammy Awards for Best Album Notes. He received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Jazz People in 1977 and for Living with Jazz in 2005. In 2007, Morgenstern was named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, the nationís highest honor in jazz.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a proclamation honoring International Jazz Day, which will be presented as part of the program.
Free Event Includes Soul Food Reception
Sponsored by Louis Armstrong House Museum & the Jazz Journalists Association
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April 30, 2013
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