Louis Armstrong was a very popular and charismatic jazz trumpeter of the 20th Century. He began performing in the clubs and saloons in his early teens.

Louis Armstrong was a very
charismatic jazz trumpeter
(1901 – 1971)
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In 1920s, Armstrong toured lead his own band, The Hot Five (which was the later Hot Seven), to tour and record throughout the country.

His creative and out-of-the-box improvisations, was one of his famous traits and had gain him a reputation as a “first great jazz improviser”. He later appeared in the movies “Hello Dolly,” which its theme song had become of his most widely-known recording.

In 2001, the airport of the city of New Orleans was renamed as Louis Armstrong International Airport. Armstrong was also responsible for influencing trumpeters like Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis.

~Written by Boon Sin Ler

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