Posted on: Jan 10, 2012 -- Last updated on: Apr 11, 2012
On Dec. 6, 2011, the who’s who of the music world, media, jazz lovers, education and business movers & shakers gathered in Manhattan at 3 West Club to celebrate the first Louis Armstrong House Museum Gala.
The fund-raising event brought in a full house and raised $95,000 for the Museum’s general operations. The first-ever “Louie” Awards were distributed to Gala honorees: George Avakian, jazz legend and record producer; Jon Faddis, world-renowned trumpeter and record producer; and Dr. James Muyskens. President of Queens College, CUNY.
Museum’s Director, Michael Cogswell, was surprised with a proclamation from Queens College in honor of his 20 years of service to the Museum.
To finish off the evening, the Jon Faddis Quartet with acoustic bassist Dr. Todd Coolman, drummer Dion Parson, David Hazeltine on piano and Faddis playing trumpet got the joint jumping.
Funds raised from the Gala will be directed to general operations for the Museum so that we can continue to support and promote the legacy of Louis Armstrong, an American Icon. If you are interested in supporting us simply click here