An Interview with Louis Armstrong House’s Research Director, Ricky Riccardi

An interview with the keeper of the flame — truly an officer and a gentleman. The shot below really captures the essence of this wonderful man with the safest of hands: a more appropriate guardian of one of the 20th Century’s most important cultural legacies one will not find. Every Pops fan needs to make a pilgrimage to the Louis Armstrong House Museum and if you are New York-based you have no excuse at all not to.

Ricky Riccardi, the museum’s Director of Research Collections, is an ebullient man whose love for Louis is surpassed only by his desire to share his depth of knowledge about his icon with others.