Louis Armstrong Month Festivities

This Friday at 3 p.m., we celebrate Louis Armstrong Month at Greenwich Library with a Master Class on “West End Blues.” Trumpeter and bandleader Wendell Brunious, of the prominent New Orleans musical family, will have an open rehearsal followed by a discussion of Armstrong’s music, beginning with the classic, “West End Blues.”

Armstrong’s 1928 recording of “West End Blues” was considered a pivotal moment in the history of jazz. His interpretation of Joe “King” Oliver’s tune would set the jazz standard and agenda for many years.

Louis Armstrong Month is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. This series is free and open to all, but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 30 minutes prior to each event. For more information, please contact David Waring at (203) 622-7917 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/music.

The purpose of BackCountry Jazz is to present concerts and educational programs by celebrated jazz artists and use the transformative power of music to catalyze change in both individuals and communities. We work collaboratively with partner organizations to invigorate the community educationally and socially, while building future audiences for America’s unique cultural heritage. Through concerts, educational programs, scholarships, and the Bridgeport public school summer music camp, BackCountry Jazz makes significant contributions to building stronger communities. More information is available at www.backcountryjazz.org.