Louis Armstrong

Jazz Trumpeter

Louis plays some of his famous music

Louis played lots of famous jazz music and is well known for his trumpet playing. This is a video of him playing his song "What a wonderful world".

What a wonderful world - LOUIS ARMSTRONG.

Louis changing music

Louis started the era of Jazz music and really made it popular. He had many popular songs and lots of people liked them. He did lots of performances with other people which also boosted their popularity and really made jazz grow.

Background

Louis Armstrong was first thought to have been born on July 4, 1900 but when he died in 1971 was later found to have been born on August 4, 1901. He was part of a very poor family in New Orleans and spent all of his youth in poverty. He lived in a rough neighborhood nicknamed "the Battlefield".

Modern Day Louis Armstrong

I compare Louis Armstrong to Eminem. Eminem is really making rap music more and more popular just like Armstrong did with Jazz. Lots of people didn't think that Jazz music would last and people think the same thing with rap music but it keeps getting more and more popular. Eminem keeps coming out with more and more music that isn't like anything else. Their music isn't very similar at all but it's what they have done with their music that really makes them similar.