Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong's Classic Duet "Cheek To Cheek" Receives Animated Video In Celebration Of The First Lady Of Song's 104th Birthday
In celebration of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald’s 104th birthday, one of her most enduring and beloved duets with Louis Armstrong, “Cheek To Cheek,” has received a whimsical new animated video. Directed by Brooklyn-based artist Wendy Cong Zhao, the video, inspired by vintage pencil-line drawings, portrays two lovers who meet, separate, and come together again through a series of imaginative, animated dance scenes.
Verve Label Group and UMe, the global catalog company of Universal Music Group, today announced the release of the first-ever official music video for Louis Armstrong’s beloved hit song, “What A Wonderful World.” Originally released in 1967 on ABC Records, Armstrong’s enduring classic is the top streaming jazz track for Verve and across Universal Music Group, with more than 1.1 billion streams across leading global streaming services.
Summer in the city begins on July 4th, Louis Armstrong’s traditional birthday, when the Louis Armstrong House Museum kicks off its signature summer concert series Hot Jazz / Cool Garden now in its 10th year. For three days this summer, hot jazz is served up with red beans ’n rice in the Armstrongs’ Japanese inspired garden. Birthday cake will be served on July 4th and Hot Jazz / Cool Garden series subscribers will enjoy a soul food luncheon too.
This February for Black History Month, the Louis Armstrong House Museum will honor the most influential band in jazz history, Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five through its new exhibit: Hotter Than That – 90 Years of Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five. The Hot Five began recording in November 1925 but really hit their stride with their records of February 1926, including hits such as "Heebie Jeebies" and "Cornet Chop Suey."
Louis Armstrong House Museum today announced that Dr. John, music icon; Cyril Neville, legendary musician and activist; Jerome Chazen, Chairman of Chazen Capital Partners, Chairman Emeritus of Liz Claiborne, Inc. and Trustee of the Louis Armstrong House Museum; and Robert F.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum’s Gala 2013 on December 11, 2013 will be a night to remember with a special performance by the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks and an impressive slate of honorees.
NYC’s summer concert season just got very cool with the Hot Jazz / Cool Garden 2013. Three hot NYC jazz bands will play in Louis’s Garden this summer: Bria’s Hot Five with Bria Skonberg on July 4th – Louis Armstrong’s birthday, Jon-Erik Kellso and the EarRegulars on July 20th and Peter & Will Anderson Sextet on August 17th. Each concert is at 2:00 pm. Concerts include complimentary red beans n’ rice (Louis’s favorite recipe) & sweet tea.
Baseball was Louis Armstrong’s favorite sport and he followed it passionately. A longtime Brooklyn Dodgers fan, Louis switched to the New York Mets in the late 60s, even attending the deciding game 5 of the 1969 World Series.