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Satchmo SummerFest

This begins today. Be sure to check out Satchmo: His Life in New Orleans a collaboration between the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Louisiana State Museum that was co-curated by the amazing Ricky Riccardi and his Archives Assistant, Brynn White. JazzLouis Armstrongmusicnew orleansRicky RiccardiSatchmo Summerfest


Marking the death of the 20th Century’s greatest artist by listening to amazing Satchmo at Symphony Hall with notes by the one and only Ricky Riccardi. JazzLouis Armstrongmusicnew orleanspopsRicky RiccardiSatchmosatchmo at symphony hall

The Slivovice Interview

Here’s a fantastic post by the one and only Ricky Riccardi. To my knowledge no other 20th Century genius ever provided such an intimate (not stage managed) window into their life — but that was Pops! Given the description of Slivovice (see link below) it might as well be a legal version of Skokiaan, the eponymous…

Wynton on Pops

This from Wynton on the eve of my visit to Pops’ archives and house hosted by the one and only Ricky Riccardi. JazzLouis Armstronglouis armstrong housenew orleansPops: A Life of Louis ArmstrongRicky Riccardi