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Tom Roberts Highlighting the Life of Louis Armstrong

There is much, Much, MUCH more Louis Armstrong than you could ever imagine.

Depending upon which generation to which you belong, you might associate him with What a Wonderful World, or Hello Dolly or Cabaret.

These were hits from the last decade of his life but do you realize that Louis Daniel Armstrong single-handedly changed EVERYTHING about music. The way we sing, the way we phrase, in fact he, himself created swing.

During the 1920’s he created the very essence of solo oriented jazz performance through the sheer power and brilliance of his being.

And not just jazz! Classical musicians were deeply affected by his sound.

We can’t hear ANY piece of music anymore without hear traces of the genius of Louis Armstrong

The eminent composer, musicologist and former president of The New England Conservatory and Head of Contemporary Music Center at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, Gunther Schuller, compares the melodic creations of Louis Armstrong with those of Mozart and Schubert!

Louis Armstrong is the greatest gift bestowed upon mankind in the 20th century.

Come find out how this illegitimate child from the poorest and most dangerous neighborhood in the deep- south, rose above poverty and prejudice to become America’s Ambassador of Goodwill.

This presentation includes rare and recently discovered images from over 100 years ago and state of the art restorations of Louis’ earth shaking, life altering recordings.

Woody Allen stated in the closing scene of his film Manhattan that one of the things that make life worth living is Louis Armstrong’s recording of Potato Head Blues.

Louis Armstrong DOES make life worth living and you will agree after witnessing this presentation.


Earlier Event: October 26
Shabbat Morning Services
Later Event: October 27
Trick-or-Treat Trivia