April 30, 2018 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
On International Jazz Day 2018, The Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the City of New York are teaming up for the first public screening of the only known film of Louis Armstrong in the studio, recording his 1959 album, Satchmo Plays King Oliver. The acquisition of the film made headlines in 2015 but it has never been shown publicly until now. Armstrong scholar Ricky Riccardi will provide commentary on the film before a special live performance by David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band.
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 New York City’s Birdland and have performed at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer’s Night Swing and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Cost: $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, students & educators (with ID); $10 for Museum members. Includes Museum admission.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029
More Info: http://mcny.org/event/satchmo-studio