Monday, June 14, 2010

Louis Armstrong and the Jazz Movement

Who:
Louis Armstrong was a jazz musician. He was famous for his amazing sounding jazz. Armstrong was also an influential singer.

What:
Louis Armstrong was a famous jazz player and made it famous. The instruments he played were the vocals, cornet and the trumpet; he was a very talented man. He came from a poor family that didn’t have that much money. He also got married in 1918 and adopted a three-year-old boy named Clarence Armstrong. Louis Armstrong won a Grammy in 1964 for the best male vocal performance.

Where:
Louis Armstrong played all over the United States with many different acts. One of his biggest spots to play was in Chicago that was the main spot for all jazz fans.

When:
He was born on August 4th, 1901 and died on July 6th, 1971at age of 69. He played jazz from 1914-1971 and his music kept going till the end of the 1980’s. He dropped out of school at age 11 years old.

Why:
He had a passion for jazz music and made lots of albums. He would like to take pop music and recompose it to make it more interesting. Armstrong's playing technique,and constant practice, which extended the range, tone and capabilities of the trumpet caused him to be so famous.

How:
His early life started in a poor family. He didn’t do very well in school and dropped out at 11. He continued to work for people, doing odd jobs and when he started playing trumpet he got interviewed and that was the start of his career.

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2 comments:

mel prather said...

cool
love it

DiXavier said...

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