Creatively Speaking
1:08 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

The Birthday of Jazz Great Louis Armstrong

This coming Sunday marks the anniversary of the birth of trumpet virtuoso, singer, and bandleader Louis  Armstrong.  WRTI’s Susan Lewis looks at the life and legacy of a musician who propelled jazz onto a mainstream stage.  

Pops, A Life of Louis Armstrong, by Wall Street Journal Drama Critic Terry Teachout, was published in 2010. Teachout also wrote the play Satchmo at the Waldorf, which ran at the Wilma Theater last year.

Listen to Susan Lewis' interview with Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout

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