Reckon jazz is just for connoisseurs? Think again. This introduction to the best jazz songs ever has something for everyone.
Ma Rainey was an unapologetic icon and, even decades after her passing, she continues to pave the way for Black expression.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
‘A Day With Satchmo’ captures a 1957 session between Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson, featuring every take and every minute of recording.
The series launches on 31 July with new editions of Stan Getz and João Gilberto’s 'Getz/Gilberto' and 'Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson'.
The exhibition will be housed at the Armstrong Centre, opening in 2021 as a state-of-the-art building across the street from the house and museum.
The fund is aimed at providing financial support to jazz vocalists and instrumentalists who have lost income because of the coronavirus.
Armstrong’s version of the Arlen and Koehler classic, produced by Norman Granz, was recorded at Capitol’s Studio, LA, on the same day as Under The Stars.
Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong is one of the most instrumental figures in jazz. Learn more of the trumpet legend that is Louis Armstrong...
Check out the best of trumpet legend Louis Armstrong's catalogue, and listen to classic albums & songs from the Hot Five to his beloved solo work in the 1960s.
It’s difficult to match up to the magic of Louis Armstrong's music. Treat yourself to a Louis Armstrong song and learn more of the jazz legend here.
Watch rare live footage with classic Louis Armstrong concerts and TV performances in our Satchmo videos.
Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, along with the Oscar Peterson Trio, recorded this jazz gem of an album in 1956 for Verve Records in Los Angeles.
Of the 19 tracks on Ella And Louis Again, seven feature either Ella or Louis solo, but it’s when they are together that some of the real magic happens.
The third, and final, album that Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald recorded together saw Russell Garcia’s Orchestra replace the Oscar Peterson Trio.
This unusual concept album – 12 tunes associated with angels, performed by Louis Armstrong and backed by an orchestra and choir – is an overlooked gem.