The New Louis Armstrong Center Is Here!
The new Louis Armstrong Center is thriving! Opened this past July, check out this “Year in Review Gallery.”
Scroll down to see exhibition, house tour, concert, education and community events in the coming month, like this one happening soon:
Open for Tours
The historic Armstrong home is open for tours by advance registration, Thursdays through Saturdays. Advanced ticket sales required. Group tours available. Purchase tickets and find more details here.
Jazz history comes to life in Corona
Louis Armstrong was one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world when he chose the working-class neighborhood of Corona, Queens to be his home in 1943. We preserve Louis and Lucille’s home, now a historic site and world-class museum. We also provide access to Mr. Armstrong’s extensive archives, develop programs for the public that educate and inspire and host performances with multi-disciplinary artists from around the world.
Winter | Event Calendar
BLACK HISTORY MONTH TOURS
Every February, in honor of Black History Month, The Louis Armstrong House Museum welcomes visitors to explore how the remarkable life of Louis Armstrong influenced world music and the civil rights movement. All month, we will offer a special tour centering on Louis Armstrong and Civil Rights in America, available Thursday-Saturday in February. Book a Tour.
ARMSTRONG NOW RESIDENCY APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!
Due on March 15th, apply to be in an Armstrong Now artist in residence. Share with multi-disciplinary artists – music, dance, more, who are interested in a residence with the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Previous Armstrong Now artists include Esperanza Spalding, Antonio Brown, Amyra Leon, Matthew Whitaker, Ulysses Owens, Alain Lauture, and DJ Watts! Application Link
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Buy tickets for new, 1:00 show.
3:00 show SOLD OUT!
Join us on March 9th at the Louis Armstrong Center Jazz Room.
The winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards and a finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, Cohen’s performances regularly grace esteemed venues like Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Village Vanguard, and Birdland. With a global reach that spans over 30 countries, Cohen’s entrepreneurial spirit also led to the creation of “Live From Emmet’s Place,” a live-streamed “rent party” that unites a worldwide audience through tens of millions of internet views.
Adding to the allure of this special concert, the performance will feature the incomparable Houston Person, a living legend in the jazz world. Renowned for his saxophone sounds, Person’s collaboration with the Emmet Cohen Trio promises an afternoon filled with improvisational brilliance. Tickets for 1:00 show Here
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After the stellar success of our previous events, we couldn’t resist hosting another auditory adventure for you. Join us on March 22nd at 1 pm in our Jazz room for a Listening Party. Seating is limited but admission is free! Due to the high anticipated interest, we recommend snagging your spot early!
Get ready to groove with Matthew ‘Fat Cat’ Rivera from The Hot Club of New York and WKCR, our fantastic host for the day. We’ll be spinning Armstrong’s magic from rare original 78s and test pressings. Bring your own original 78s or LPs to the party, as we open the floor for you to share your musical treasures. Your participation is not just welcomed; it’s encouraged!
Dive into music with our 8-week Trumpet Learning Program! Spring season starts in January. Secure your spot—register today!
On June 25, 2024, we will honor our Chair Emeritus, Jerry Chazen, at the Louis Armstrong House Museum Gala. Save the Date and stay tuned for details.
Check out our community page!
That’s My Home
That’s My Home – Curated Archive Stories New stories arrive regularly.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum digital guide. Explore more of the life and career of Louis Armstrong from anywhere, anytime with the Louis Armstrong House Museum digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Explore this guide before or after your visit! Download the Bloomberg Connects App.
A musical Immortal
The 20th century produced no shortage of legendary instrumentalists and vocalists but Louis Armstrong is the only figure who completely changed the way people played music on their instruments and he completely changed the way people sang. Perfecting the concept of the improvised solo, popularizing the use of scat singing, defining the concept of swing–those are just some of the ways Louis Armstrong changed jazz, and American popular music–during his lifetime.