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!
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.
We are hiring. Details here.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is calling on volunteers that are 18-118 years old to join its museum docent-training program. The volunteer position serves a vital link between the historic house and the museum’s visitors by interpreting this extraordinary historic site for them. The museum offers flexible schedules for volunteers who wish to donate 5-35 hours per month as part of the program. Interested candidates should apply by May 20, 2016. Details here!
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!
In an unprecedented collaboration, we have partnered with the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans to present the exhibit - Satchmo: His Life in New Orleans. This exhibit tells the story of Louis Armstrong's complex relationship with his hometown to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of his first professional gig at Henry Ponce's in 1915. The exhibit opens at the Old US Mint in New Orleans on June 29, 2015 and runs through 2017. Details here!