Louis Armstrong was born August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was best known for playing music, the trumpet. One day he received a call from King Oliver to join his jazz band. He had his first recording with Oliver on April 5, 1923. Then he joined Fletcher Henderson Orchestra in 1924 and made more than 60 records with the Hot Five. His solos like, Potato Head Blues, changed jazz history. While performing with Tate, Armstrong changed from cornet to trumpet and had a role on Broadway production of Connie's Hot Chocolate. In 1932, Armstrong started appearing in movies and T.V. shows. Armstrong continued to appear in major films with the likes of Mae West, Martha Raye and Dick Powell.
He was determined, active, and smart. He was determined because he was determined to make a music career and become famous. He worked with many famous artist to become the way he was. He was active because he was always out playing music. He would go to different cities and states and play music with different people and artist. He was also very smart. He knew how to play many instruments and he knew how to read music very well. He was able to play trumpet and cornet. He played the cornet and then changed over to the trumpet.
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2004-Nesuhi Ertegün Jazz Hall of Fame at Jazz at Lincoln Center