Sponsored by the Greenwich Library and BackCountry Jazz
All events at the Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library
Master Class: West End Blues
An open rehearsal followed by a master class with trumpeter,Wendell Brunious who will lead a discussion of Armstrong's music beginning with the classic "West End Blues".
Film: Cinematic Satchmo
As a part of the Library’s Friday Night Film Series, rare footage of Satchmo will be screened. These films, from the Louis Armstrong Archives at Queens College, New York, will be presented with commentary by archivist and Armstrong biographer Ricky Riccardi.
Concert:The Music of Louis Armstrong
BackCountry Jazz presents an all-star orchestra featuring vocalist Catherine Russell, drummer Herlin Riley and trumpeter Wendell Brunious performing the music of Louis Armstrong under the direction of saxophonist, Bennie Wallace.
Panel Discussion: Remembering Satchmo
Great stories about Louis Armstrong by four people who know him best. BackCountry Jazz presents an evening with biographers, Terry Teachout and Ricky Riccardi, legendary record producer, George Avakian and Dan Morgenstern, jazz’s most respected journalist.
Panel moderator, Bennie Wallace.
Young People’s Concert
Louis Armstrong was adored by children the world over. Trumpet player Bria Skonberg presents a children’s program and concert for kids of all ages.