Finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service!

Scroll down to learn about the National Medal, and 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.

The National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced that Louis Armstrong House Museum is among 30 finalists for the 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The winners will be announced in June. Fingers crossed! Learn more about the National Medal!

The Armstrong Center

The new Louis Armstrong Center is thriving! Opened this past July, check out this “Year in Review Gallery.”

Spring | Event Calendar

JAZZ ROOM CONCERT

SOLD OUT

Hailed by Jon Batiste as “one of the world’s most important saxophonists,” Eddie Barbash was a founding member of the house band for the Late Show With Stephen Colbert and currently tours the world with Cory Wong and the Wongnotes. His unmistakable sound is featured on the Oscar and Grammy-winning soundtrack of Soul. He has headlined both the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the Umbria Jazz Festival.  In 2016 he performed a duet on national TV with Yo-Yo Ma and he performs regularly with chamber choir Amor Artis. Join us for an unforgettable musical experience as the renowned saxophonist, Eddie Barbash, takes the stage with an enchanting ensemble at the Louis Armstrong Center Jazz Room on April 13th at 3:00 pm.

PRESERVING THE LEGACY: ARCHIVAL TOUR

Embark on a historic journey through the pages of Louis Armstrong’s legacy with our Archival Tour at the Louis Armstrong Center Archives on April 19th at 2:00 PM. Led by our Director of Research Collections, Ricky Riccardi, this unique opportunity invites you to explore the treasures that illuminate the life of this jazz legend. RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE.

JAZZ DAY CONCERT: Tuesday, April 30th

April 30th – ARTURO O’FARRILL & The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble 

Tickets: $15

Join us for an unforgettable evening of jazz with global flair at LAHM’s Jazz Room, where we celebrate the rich tapestry of traditional influences from around the world as part of our celebration of International Jazz Day!

Date: April 30th 

Time: 6:00pm, show starts promptly at the hour 

Location: LAHM Jazz Room, 34-56 107th St, Queens, NY 11368, United States

Experience the magic of jazz maestro Arturo O’Farrill, a pianist, composer, and educator whose career has spanned continents and genres. From his roots in Mexico to his rise in the New York jazz scene, Arturo has collaborated with legends like Dizzy Gillespie and Harry Belafonte, earning accolades including multiple Grammy Awards.

Accompanied by the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble (ALJE), Arturo leads an octet of jazz virtuosos, paying homage to Latin jazz pioneers while pushing the boundaries of the genre with contemporary compositions. Their electrifying performances have garnered international acclaim, from prestigious festivals to iconic venues worldwide.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the fusion of cultures and rhythms as Arturo O’Farrill and ALJE ignite the stage with their passion and artistry, all in celebration of International Jazz Day.

Order Limit: 5 tickets per patron

Please arrive 15 minutes early to secure your seat, as admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For those eager to delve deeper into LAHM’s cultural offerings, guided tours are available starting at 1pm, with the last tour departing at 5pm.

We look forward to welcoming you to an evening of jazz brilliance at LAHM’s Jazz Room in celebration of International Jazz Day!

For tour tickets, click here 

 

COMMUNITY: JUSTICE ARTS

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Celebrate International Tap Dance Day in style as the sensational Michela Marino Lerman takes center stage at the Louis Armstrong Center Jazz Room, May 25th at 3:00 pm.

Michela has had the honor of working with many legends like Anna Deavere Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Quincy Jones, Jon Batiste, Roy Hargrove, Steve McQueen and more. She very proudly, was mentored by some of the masters of tap dance including Gregory Hines, Buster Brown, Leroy Myers, Peg Leg Bates, Marion Coles, Jeni LeGon and Mable Lee. The Huffington Post has called her a “hurricane of rhythm” and the NY Times has called her both a “prodigy” and has described her dancing as “flashes of brilliance.” Quincy Jones has called her an “absolute tap dancing star who knows her roots.” She is also the only female honorary member of the legendary tap dance fraternity, The Copasetics. 

Secure your tickets now for our tap dance extravaganza that will transport you to a world where the language of dance speaks louder than words. TICKETS HERE!

 

BOOK TALK:

Date: May 30th, 2024

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: The Jazz Room of the Louis Armstrong Center

FREE TICKETS

We are thrilled to announce that aauthor Larry Tye will be joining us to discuss his captivating new book: “The Jazzmen: How Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie Transformed America.” Let’s explore the transformative power of jazz with Tye as he explores the lives and legacies of three iconic figures who reshaped the American cultural landscape.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to:

🎺 Gain insights into the lives of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie

🎶 Engage in a lively discussion with Larry Tye

📖 Discover the rich history and influence of jazz music

🎤 Participate in a Q&A session with the author

This event is free and open to all jazz enthusiasts, book lovers, and curious minds alike. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today!

GALA

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.

 

Community

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That’s My Home

That’s My Home – Curated Archive Stories  New stories arrive regularly.

 

And More!

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.

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