Louis Armstrong: Jazz Ambassador to the World

Petworth Library

Louis Armstrong: Jazz Ambassador to the World

Louis Armstrong, one of the most famous performers of his time, was born in New Orleans, probably in August, 1901. He had little formal education or musical training. At the height of his popularity, Armstrong sold more records than the Beatles.

Armstrong travelled all over the world introducing jazz, a uniquely American style of music, to his legions of fans. 

Petworth Library has a display of books and other materials about Louis Armstrong and jazz, including:

Louis Armstrong Odyssey
 
Louis Armstrong's Odyssey
Louis Armstrong's New OrleansLouis Armstrong's New Orleans
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy
 
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy
Louis Armstrong: An American GeniusLouis Armstrong: An American Genius