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JazzFest at Highfield Hall: Louis Armstrong: A Robert Wyatt Lecture
September 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
One of the earliest trumpet sensations, Louis Armstrong pioneered the groundwork which shifted the newly founded jazz from collective improvisation to solo performance. His distinctive singing voice was also used as an improvisatory tool, and we owe scat singing to his list of inventions. The pairing of his unique instrumental gift and a charismatic personality won him universal and eternal appeal as the “Satchmo,” king of all jazz aficionados. More at highfieldhall.org