The New Louis Armstrong Center Is Here!
We are thrilled to announce the new Louis Armstrong Center! 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. The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and it will close at 3PM on Friday, November 24th. 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.
Holidays 2023 | Event Calendar
ARMSTRONG NOW SIGNATURE – Saturday, December 9th
Tickets Here! Experience the rising star, Vuyo Sotashe, a young South African jazz vocalist, leaving an indelible mark on the New York jazz scene. A recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, he arrived in NYC in 2013, earning his Master of Music at William Paterson University. Sotashe’s accolades include winning first prize at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Vocal Competition in 2014 and placing third in the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocal competition, a historic achievement as the first male finalist.
Internationally acclaimed, Sotashe has graced stages at festivals in Italy and Sweden, performed with George Benson, toured with the SAMA Award-winning band Proxy, and collaborated with Grammy-winning gospel artist Israel Houghton. Tickets Here!
Join us for an unforgettable evening with the Vuyo Sotashe Group on December 16th at 3 pm at the Jazz Room.
Don’t miss the enchanting sounds of:
Vuyo Sotashe, Vocalist
Chris Pattishall, Piano
Jonathan Michel, Bass
Ahmad T. Johnson, Drums
Amyra León – ARMSTRONG NOW IN RESIDENCE – NOW ON DECEMBER 16TH
TICKETS HERE! Previously scheduled for December 2nd and now moving to December 16th. Join us in the Jazz Room for an extraordinary experience as we celebrate the culmination of Amyra León’s Armstrong Now 2023 Residency. Amyra, a musician, author, director, and proud Harlem native, presents a unique piece inspired by her deep dive into the living archives of Louis Armstrong. Previously ticket holders, please contact the museum for details.
This special event will feature a live performance of poetry and music, accompanied by a full band, showcasing Amyra’s multidisciplinary approach. Seamlessly transcending genre and medium, Amyra believes in the transformative power of listening and honest conversation as tools for lasting change. The show underscores the profound richness of the archives, bringing to life the depth and diversity of the artistic legacy she has explored during her residency. TICKETS HERE!
ARMSTRONG NOW SIGNATURE
Tickets here! Experience the rhythms of Nduduzo Makhathini in a LAHM concert on January 13th at 3:00 pm in the Louis Armstrong Center’s Jazz room. Grab your tickets now for an unforgettable musical journey!
Hailing from the lush landscapes of umGungundlovu in South Africa, Nduduzo Makhathini’s music is deeply rooted in the symbiotic connection between music and ritual practices. Influenced by legends such as Bheki Mseleku and Moses Molelekwa, Makhathini’s unique blend of South African jazz captures the emotions and nuances of the past.
An accomplished pianist, Makhathini draws inspiration from the classics, including John Coltrane’s quartet and the American jazz greats Andrew Hill, Randy Weston, and Don Pullen. As an educator and researcher, he heads the music department at Fort Hare University and has graced prestigious stages worldwide. Tickets here!
Volunteer with us!
We offer a 10-month Docent Training program from June 2023 to March 2024. Learn more here.
We’re hiring! See our Careers page
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.
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