Louis Armstrong House Museum

Louis Armstrong House Museum Louis Armstrong House Museum, a National Historic Landmark and a New York City Landmark, is open to the public six days a week. For more information on visiting and events, please visit www.louisarmstronghouse.org
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05/01/2021

Today is International Jazz Day and for those who might have missed it earlier in the day, we'd like to close with an encore presentation of our Jazz Day video! To celebrate, join the staff of the Louis Armstrong House Museum as we discuss the challenges that faced us this past year, how we've managed to overcome them with a slate of original, virtual programming, and what's in store for the future. Also, we'll have musical performances from Catherine Russell and Champian Fulton (live in Louis and Lucille's Living Room!), Enrico Tomasso, Alphonso Horne and of course, Louis Armstrong himself! For more information, visit www.louisarmstronghouse.org and feel free to click the Donate button below to continue supporting our efforts. Pops is Tops!

Happy International Jazz Day! Remember to be back here at 12 noon EDT for a discussion with the staff of the Armstrong H...
04/30/2021

Happy International Jazz Day! Remember to be back here at 12 noon EDT for a discussion with the staff of the Armstrong House about how we weathered this last year and what’s in store for the future! Plus, music from Catherine Russell, Champian Fulton, Enrico Tomasso, Alphonso Horne and Pops himself—see you at 12!

Happy International Jazz Day! Remember to be back here at 12 noon EDT for a discussion with the staff of the Armstrong House about how we weathered this last year and what’s in store for the future! Plus, music from Catherine Russell, Champian Fulton, Enrico Tomasso, Alphonso Horne and Pops himself—see you at 12!

‪Happy Birthday, Duke Ellington! Photo by Jack Bradley taken at the Rainbow Grille in New York in 1969. Legends! #LouisA...
04/29/2021

‪Happy Birthday, Duke Ellington! Photo by Jack Bradley taken at the Rainbow Grille in New York in 1969. Legends! #LouisArmstrong #DukeEllington ‬

‪Happy Birthday, Duke Ellington! Photo by Jack Bradley taken at the Rainbow Grille in New York in 1969. Legends! #LouisArmstrong #DukeEllington ‬

"Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy" remains one of the finest albums of Louis Armstrong's career. An expanded version is...
04/27/2021
“They’re My Tops”: The Making of “Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy”

"Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy" remains one of the finest albums of Louis Armstrong's career. An expanded version is now at the center of a new limited edition 7-CD boxed set from Mosaic Records. To commemorate this release, we have devoted our latest virtual exhibit to going behind the scenes on the making of this landmark recording, with audio of Louis rehearsing, scans of the original sheet music, session photos, George Avakian's handwritten editing notes, interviews from Louis's tapes and much, much more.
https://virtualexhibits.louisarmstronghouse.org/2021/04/27/theyre-my-tops-the-making-of-louis-armstrong-plays-w-c-handy/

Louis Armstrong made dozens of albums in the long-playing era but for many–including Louis himself–one stands out above all others: 1954’s Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy, recor…

Happy birthday, Ella Fitzgerald!
04/25/2021

Happy birthday, Ella Fitzgerald!

Happy birthday, Ella Fitzgerald!

For#WorldBookDay, here’s one of Louis’s copies of the original hardcover edition of his autobiography “Satchmo: My Life ...
04/23/2021

For#WorldBookDay, here’s one of Louis’s copies of the original hardcover edition of his autobiography “Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans”—essential reading!

For#WorldBookDay, here’s one of Louis’s copies of the original hardcover edition of his autobiography “Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans”—essential reading!

The continuation of our tribute to the late Jack Bradley picks up in 1961 and takes us through Louis Armstrong's session...
04/22/2021
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 4–Ellington Session, Scarsdale, and More!

The continuation of our tribute to the late Jack Bradley picks up in 1961 and takes us through Louis Armstrong's session with Duke Ellington, and live appearances in Scarsdale, NY and at Randall's Island, with dozens more of Jack's photos, plus artifacts he saved from the Ellington date, and wonderful writing by the great Dan Morgenstern.
https://virtualexhibits.louisarmstronghouse.org/2021/04/22/the-greatest-photo-taker-remembering-jack-bradley-part-4-ellington-session-scarsdale-and-more/

We concluded Part 3 of our tribute to the late Jack Bradley by mentioning that Jack didn’t see Louis for several months because of the trumpeter’s overseas tour to Africa and Europe tha…

Happy birthday, Lionel Hampton, born on this date in 1908!
04/20/2021

Happy birthday, Lionel Hampton, born on this date in 1908!

Happy birthday, Lionel Hampton, born on this date in 1908!

Check out “House of Louis,” a comedic scene written by Eugene Pack for his “Pack Podcast” and featuring legendary actors...
04/19/2021
Episodes — The Pack Podcast

Check out “House of Louis,” a comedic scene written by Eugene Pack for his “Pack Podcast” and featuring legendary actors James Caan, Marsha Mason and Ralph Macchio in a sketch all about a visit to the Louis Armstrong House Museum!
https://www.thepackpodcast.org/episodes

FEATURING: Lynne Stewart as Dorrie, Maggie Wheeler as Terry, Christie Brinkley as Sheryl Ann, and George Wendt as Herbert

It was a great day in Corona, Queens yesterday as members of the staff of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, exhibit desi...
04/17/2021

It was a great day in Corona, Queens yesterday as members of the staff of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, exhibit designers from C&G Partners, Project Manager Jay Sitton of Art Guild and “Here to Stay” exhibit Curator @thejasonmoran gathered in the space for the new Armstrong Center as we prepare to open to the public later this year. Keep watching this space for more details and announcements as we get closer—can’t wait to welcome you all back to Queens! #louisarmstrong #louisarmstrongcenter #corona #queens #exhibit #jasonmoran #museum #trumpet #lahmdigitization #dailypops #jazz #music #BAM #blackamericanmusic #satchmo #pops #louisarmstronghousemuseum #louisarmstronghouse #armstronghouse #wonderfulworld

55 years ago today, Louis Armstrong was featured on the cover of "Life" magazine in an iconic photo by Philippe Halsman!...
04/16/2021

55 years ago today, Louis Armstrong was featured on the cover of "Life" magazine in an iconic photo by Philippe Halsman! Here's a copy Louis signed for his beloved longtime neighbor in Queens, Adele Heraldo, mother of similarly beloved longtime neighbor Selma!

55 years ago today, Louis Armstrong was featured on the cover of "Life" magazine in an iconic photo by Philippe Halsman! Here's a copy Louis signed for his beloved longtime neighbor in Queens, Adele Heraldo, mother of similarly beloved longtime neighbor Selma!

Part 3 of our ongoing tribute to the late Jack Bradley on our "That's My Home" site takes us to the year 1960 with visit...
04/14/2021
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 3–MSG and Newport 1960

Part 3 of our ongoing tribute to the late Jack Bradley on our "That's My Home" site takes us to the year 1960 with visits to Madison Square Garden and the Newport Jazz Festival, featuring several of Jack's photographs and even audio from each performance. Enjoy!
https://virtualexhibits.louisarmstronghouse.org/2021/04/14/the-greatest-photo-taker-remembering-jack-bradley-part-3-msg-and-newport-1960/

In Part 1 of our series of tributes to the late Jack Bradley, who passed away on March 21 at the age of 87, we told the story of how Jack ended up in Louis Armstrong’s orbit, courtesy of his …

80 years ago today, Louis Armstrong was in Decca’s studio to record with his new “Hot Seven,” with George Washington on ...
04/11/2021

80 years ago today, Louis Armstrong was in Decca’s studio to record with his new “Hot Seven,” with George Washington on trombone, Prince Robinson on clarinet, Luis Russell on piano, Lawrence Lucie on guitar, Johnny Williams on bass and Big Sid Catlett on drums. Here are two rare photos from the session and here’s audio of one of the tunes recorded, “Now Do You Call That a Buddy”: https://youtu.be/WNQeLNSsTZ4

For #NationalSiblingsDay, here's Louis and his only sister, Beatrice, better known as "Mama Lucy”! This rare photo was o...
04/10/2021

For #NationalSiblingsDay, here's Louis and his only sister, Beatrice, better known as "Mama Lucy”! This rare photo was originally cut up by Louis to be used in one of his collages.

For #NationalSiblingsDay, here's Louis and his only sister, Beatrice, better known as "Mama Lucy”! This rare photo was originally cut up by Louis to be used in one of his collages.

The Louis Armstrong Continuum is now over--and it was SENSATIONAL!--but if you're still craving more Pops, don't miss th...
04/09/2021

The Louis Armstrong Continuum is now over--and it was SENSATIONAL!--but if you're still craving more Pops, don't miss the Louis Armstrong House Virtual Experience tomorrow at Noon EST! 90 minutes of stories, rare audio, videos, a tribute to Jack Bradley, a performance by Champian Fulton and Catherine Russell, live Q&A and more....get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/louis-armstrong-house-virtual-experience-tickets-148446000985?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

The Louis Armstrong Continuum is now over--and it was SENSATIONAL!--but if you're still craving more Pops, don't miss the Louis Armstrong House Virtual Experience tomorrow at Noon EST! 90 minutes of stories, rare audio, videos, a tribute to Jack Bradley, a performance by Champian Fulton and Catherine Russell, live Q&A and more....get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/louis-armstrong-house-virtual-experience-tickets-148446000985?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

04/09/2021

Prince Philip passed away today at the age of 99. In March 1966, Louis Armstrong was one of a star-studded lineup who performed at a Command Performance for the Prince in Los Angeles. Louis was given a scrapbook commemorating the event. Four years later, Louis and Tony Bennett were invited to Buckingham Palace for dinner with the Prince and the rest of the Royal Family. What happened there became the stuff of legend, especially as told by Tony Bennett. We put together a video with audio of Bennett telling the story about this 1970 dinner, set to some of the images from the 1966 scrapbook, capped by video of Louis on TV telling the story in his own fashion.

After the two-day Louis Armstrong Continuum, don’t forget to get your ticket for the Louis Armstrong House Virtual Exper...
04/08/2021

After the two-day Louis Armstrong Continuum, don’t forget to get your ticket for the Louis Armstrong House Virtual Experience this Saturday at noon EST! What a week for Armstrong fans! Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/louis-armstrong-house-virtual-experience-tickets-148446000985

After the two-day Louis Armstrong Continuum, don’t forget to get your ticket for the Louis Armstrong House Virtual Experience this Saturday at noon EST! What a week for Armstrong fans! Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/louis-armstrong-house-virtual-experience-tickets-148446000985

Happy birthday, Billie Holiday, born on this date in 1915! Here is our Virtual Exhibit on the relationship between Satch...
04/07/2021
“She Just Sends Me All Over”: Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong

Happy birthday, Billie Holiday, born on this date in 1915! Here is our Virtual Exhibit on the relationship between Satchmo and Lady Day:

https://virtualexhibits.louisarmstronghouse.org/2021/02/17/she-just-sends-me-all-over-billie-holiday-and-louis-armstrong/

On Tuesday, February 23, the Louis Armstrong House Museum will be presenting “Billie + Q&A and Billie + Louis Panel Discussion” in partnership with Greenwich Entertainment, BBC Musi…

Rare news clipping found in bassist Arvell Shaw’s scrapbook documenting Louis Armstrong’s performance at Hong Kong City ...
04/06/2021

Rare news clipping found in bassist Arvell Shaw’s scrapbook documenting Louis Armstrong’s performance at Hong Kong City Hall on this date in 1963!

Rare news clipping found in bassist Arvell Shaw’s scrapbook documenting Louis Armstrong’s performance at Hong Kong City Hall on this date in 1963!

‪History was made on this date in 1923 when Louis Armstrong stepped into the recording studio for the first time as a me...
04/05/2021

‪History was made on this date in 1923 when Louis Armstrong stepped into the recording studio for the first time as a member of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band! Nothing has been the same since.... Here’s Louis’s first recorded solo on “Chimes Blues”: https://youtu.be/aqgvo29Vwig

‪History was made on this date in 1923 when Louis Armstrong stepped into the recording studio for the first time as a member of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band! Nothing has been the same since.... Here’s Louis’s first recorded solo on “Chimes Blues”: https://youtu.be/aqgvo29Vwig

Easter Greetings from the Louis Armstrong House Museum! Here’s another rare treasure from our collections: an advertisem...
04/04/2021

Easter Greetings from the Louis Armstrong House Museum! Here’s another rare treasure from our collections: an advertisement for Louis's Easter week gig at the Pearl Theatre in Philadelphia in 1930, as found in one of his scrapbooks. Check out the $5,000 offer to any person who could hit as high a note as Louis--and hold it! Running the inflation calculator, $5,000 in 1930 is the equivalent of about $78,750 in 2021! Bet nobody collected on that.....

Easter Greetings from the Louis Armstrong House Museum! Here’s another rare treasure from our collections: an advertisement for Louis's Easter week gig at the Pearl Theatre in Philadelphia in 1930, as found in one of his scrapbooks. Check out the $5,000 offer to any person who could hit as high a note as Louis--and hold it! Running the inflation calculator, $5,000 in 1930 is the equivalent of about $78,750 in 2021! Bet nobody collected on that.....

Our April Fool’s post yesterday seemed to go over the heads of many so for those who missed the joke, here’s the All Sta...
04/02/2021

Our April Fool’s post yesterday seemed to go over the heads of many so for those who missed the joke, here’s the All Stars on their actual instruments: pianist Earl Hines, trombonist Jack Teagarden, drummer Cozy Cole, clarinetist Barney Bigard, bassist Arvell Shaw and Pops on trumpet!

Our April Fool’s post yesterday seemed to go over the heads of many so for those who missed the joke, here’s the All Stars on their actual instruments: pianist Earl Hines, trombonist Jack Teagarden, drummer Cozy Cole, clarinetist Barney Bigard, bassist Arvell Shaw and Pops on trumpet!

Rare photo of Louis Armstrong with his famous All Stars: bassist Barney Bigard, flutist Cozy Cole, drummer Earl Hines, s...
04/01/2021

Rare photo of Louis Armstrong with his famous All Stars: bassist Barney Bigard, flutist Cozy Cole, drummer Earl Hines, saxophonist Arvell Shaw and trumpeter Jack Teagarden! Legends all....

Rare photo of Louis Armstrong with his famous All Stars: bassist Barney Bigard, flutist Cozy Cole, drummer Earl Hines, saxophonist Arvell Shaw and trumpeter Jack Teagarden! Legends all....

By popular demand, the next Louis Armstrong House Virtual Experience is set for Saturday, April 10 at 12 noon EST, featu...
03/31/2021

By popular demand, the next Louis Armstrong House Virtual Experience is set for Saturday, April 10 at 12 noon EST, featuring the staff of the Armstrong House telling stories and sharing rare audio, photos and videos from our Archives—get your ticket here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/louis-armstrong-house-virtual-experience-tickets-148446000985

By popular demand, the next Louis Armstrong House Virtual Experience is set for Saturday, April 10 at 12 noon EST, featuring the staff of the Armstrong House telling stories and sharing rare audio, photos and videos from our Archives—get your ticket here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/louis-armstrong-house-virtual-experience-tickets-148446000985

The second part of our extended tribute to Jack Bradley on our "That's My Home" site concerns two days at Webster Hall i...
03/30/2021
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 2–Webster Hall 1960

The second part of our extended tribute to Jack Bradley on our "That's My Home" site concerns two days at Webster Hall in NYC where Armstrong recorded the LP "Louie and the Dukes of Dixieland." We've included many of Jack's best shots from the sessions, plus notes, audio and more!

After Jack Bradley passed away at the age of 76 on March 21, 2021, we knew we had to commemorate his life and friendship with Louis Armstrong on our “That’s My Home” site. Almost …

Thank you to Richard Sandomir of the “New York Times” for this wonderful obituary for Jack Bradley. The second part of o...
03/29/2021
Jack Bradley, Louis Armstrong Photographer and Devotee, Dies at 87

Thank you to Richard Sandomir of the “New York Times” for this wonderful obituary for Jack Bradley. The second part of our tribute to Jack will be up on our “That’s My Home” site tomorrow. He won’t be forgotten!

His trove of pictures formed the foundation of a vast personal collection that is now part of the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens.

Photos from Louis Armstrong Foundation's post
03/26/2021

Photos from Louis Armstrong Foundation's post

TONIGHT! Please join us at 7pm for a special Women's History Month encore presentation of the Armstrong Now! short film ...
03/25/2021

TONIGHT! Please join us at 7pm for a special Women's History Month encore presentation of the Armstrong Now! short film "Inside the Laughing Barrel" featuring the brilliant Kayla Farrish, Melanie Charles and Naomi Extra. The film will air live right here on our page, followed by a discussion moderated by our Executive Director, Regina Bain.

TONIGHT! Please join us at 7pm for a special Women's History Month encore presentation of the Armstrong Now! short film "Inside the Laughing Barrel" featuring the brilliant Kayla Farrish, Melanie Charles and Naomi Extra. The film will air live right here on our page, followed by a discussion moderated by our Executive Director, Regina Bain.

Over on our "That's My Home" site, we have started paying tribute to the late Jack Bradley with the first installment in...
03/24/2021
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 1–The First Encounters

Over on our "That's My Home" site, we have started paying tribute to the late Jack Bradley with the first installment in what will be a series of Virtual Exhibits telling the story of the friendship of Jack and Louis Armstrong. Includes many, many photos, audio and even video of Jack in action. Enjoy--and thanks for everything, Jack! https://virtualexhibits.louisarmstronghouse.org/2021/03/24/the-greatest-photo-taker-remembering-jack-bradley-part-1-the-first-encounters/

Jack Bradley passed away on Sunday evening, March 21, 2021. He was 86-years-old. Though not a household name, he was a hero to those who loved Louis Armstrong and especially to us at the Louis Arms…

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34-56 107th St
Corona, NY
11368

Take the 7 train to 103rd Street-Corona Plaza. Walk north on 104th Street. Turn right onto 37th Avenue (NOT 37th Drive). Then turn left onto 107th Street. The Louis Armstrong House is on the left, ½ block north of 37th Avenue. The exact address is 34-56 107th Street.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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(718) 478-8274

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Louis Armstrong's authorization form for his entry into Brazil made at the Brazilian Consulate in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
Cover to my original 1930 Pressbook for the lost film EX-FLAME. This represented Louis Armstrong's film appearance!
I am 82 years old and have loved Louis since I was a school boy and heard Hot 5 and 7 78s played on a wind up gramaphone. I had a wonderful visit to the Louis Armstrong house a few years ago and before that visited Louis Armstrong Park in new Orleans
I love Jazz 🎷🎼🎶🎵🎹📯
YES!!!!! My next Dot Time Collector's Edition Ships This Week!
Louis and Lucille spent many evenings at our house in Manhasset NY when I was a kid. This one, with my father, Jay Jackson, probably dates from the late 1950s.
Being a kid you think anything is possible. Can we go visit Louie Armstrong? I heard you say, "he lives close to us". He lived in Corona & we lived in Rosedale. My parents giggled and said, "we could not just drop in, and he is probably very busy. I was about 5 (1961) Love Louie and that memory.
I appreciate ALL the wonderful work you are doing!!! Where can I see/hear/read the interview of Louis Armstrong 50th birthday 2 hour digitized by Andres Myers recorded 1950 in Corona? THANK U🙏❤️🎺
My UK friend Keith Miller recently painted this portrait of Louis. I think it beautifully captures his soul.
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