"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know."
- His full name was Louis Daniel Armstrong
- Born August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana
- Died July 6, 1971
- He was an only child, and his mom raised him
- Had four wives throughout his life
- He adopted a son in his 1st marriage, but only had one daughter, whom he never told about.
- He invented a type of singing called 'Scat'
- Louis was a very talented trumpet player, but he had a great passion for jazz overall.
Coming of Age
A young Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong: Paris Metro circa 1933
Louis played around the world as well, and this displays his character in playing
Life & Legacy
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