2016-06-22 / Front Page

Louis Armstrong’s Birthday Bash Concert On July 4th!

Summer in the city begins on July 4th, Louis Armstrong’s traditional birthday, when the Louis Armstrong House Museum kicks off its signature summer concert series Hot Jazz / Cool Garden now in its 10th year. For three days this summer, hot jazz is served up with red beans ‘n rice in the Armstrongs’ Japanese-inspired garden. Birthday cake will be served on July 4th and Hot Jazz / Cool Garden series subscribers will enjoy a soul food luncheon too. It’s a “Wonderful World” at the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

Hot Jazz / Cool Garden 2016 highlights three outstanding NYC bands. On Monday, July 4th the Gotham Kings featuring Alphonso Horne will present a repertoire inspired by the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band. David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band will perform on Saturday, July 23rd with a tribute to the great trumpeter and Jane Monheit will present a “Louis & Ella” Verve record anniversary tribute on Saturday, August 13th. Downbeat for each concert is at 2:00 pm. Advance single tickets are $18 and include free admission to the museum. A series subscription is $45. Tickets can be purchased online at LouisArmstrongHouse.org.

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th St. in Corona. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm. This year, the museum will be open on Monday, July 4th in honor of Louis Armstrong’s traditional birthday. Travel directions and more at LouisArmstrongHouse.org or 718-478-8274.

Currently on exhibit: Hotter Than That: 90 Years of Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five.

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