200 University St
Seattle, WA, 98101
Jazz was born in New Orleans, and Louis Armstrong was the first great soloist of the emerging, uniquely American art form. Born in 1901 and suffering through a difficult upbringing, Armstrong was a precocious eleven year-old when he bought himself his first cornet for $5—and the world was forever changed. Our concert will feature jazz works from Louis’ earliest years with Kid Ory’s band in New Orleans, his earliest recordings in Chicago with King Oliver and with his own groups-—the Hot Five and Hot Seven, plus music from his early years in New York as a featured soloist with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra and other big bands.
Join SRJO plus special guest vocalists for a tribute to “Pops” that will include favorite hits “La Vie en Rose,” “Stardust” and “What a Wonderful World.”