To celebrate International Jazz Day, revisit Louis Armstrong’s meteoric rise to stardom during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s with jazz historian Ricky Riccardi of the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Afterwards, join us for a special live performance by the Louis Armstrong Eternity Band.
This event is part of Core Conversations, a series featuring the city’s most original thinkers as they engage with topics related to our New York at Its Core exhibition. To view all the programs in the series, click here.
About the Speaker and Performers:
Ricky Riccardi is the Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years (Vintage, 2012). He runs the online blog, “The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong,” and has given lectures on Armstrong at venues around the world.
David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band has been performing since 1980, inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and their colleagues. They have a weekly engagement at Birdland and have performed at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer’s Night Swing and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
$20 for Adults | $15 for Seniors, Students & Educators (with ID)
$10 for Museum of the City of New York and Louis Armstrong House Museum Members
Includes Museum admission. Note: All galleries close at 6:00 pm.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029 US