Here's a peek at Louis Armstrong and his Hot Fives in the recording studio in 1959 recording the great album, "Satchmo Plays King Oliver." This acquisition is monumental for the museum. It's the first footage we have of Louis Armstrong's genius at work in the recording studio. Video link here!
It's a #WonderfulWorld at the Louis Armstrong House Museum so be sure to visit us in April and celebrate with us! Visitors will receive a rare print of Louis’s first arrival in Africa in 1956, a tour immortalized in Edward R. Murrow’s film, Satchmo the Great (while supplies last). Also, in honor of #JazzMonth we are offering free admission to all CUNY students,staff & faculty with valid ID. And if that wasn't exciting enough, all NYC Public School children ages 4-18 can visit us with their families for Spring Break April 23 - April 30th! We can't wait to see you at Satchmo's House! #MustSeeNYC DETAILS HERE!
Join us for the exclusive International Jazz Day screening of Satchmo the Great in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York. This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Edward R. Murrow's Satchmo the Great. #MustSeeNYC! Details Here!
This new exhibit celebrates these landmark recordings that were the first records ever to be issued under Armstrong’s own name. This exhibit represents the ground breaking recorded legacy of Louis Armstrong and this immortal group, whose music will continue to influence future generations. As Armstrong himself said of his Hot Five recordings in 1970, “Ain’t nothing like it since, and can’t nobody play nothing like it now. My oldest record, can’t nobody touch it.” Through October 2016.
Hello, Dolly! Check out our virtual tour of Satchmo's house...
Time to plan those class trips & student groups to Louis's House! As a National Historic Landmark & New York City Landmark, the museum provides tours designed for students in grades K-12. The tours meet New York State & New York City Learning Standards. Join us!