Louis Armstrong Biography

Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music.

Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also skilled at scat singing.

Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to "cross over", whose skin color was secondary to his music in an America that was severely racially divided. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Louis Armstrong
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer, Trumpeter, Musician, Actor
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
August 4, 1901
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
July 6, 1971
Age at Death:
69
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
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