Louis Armstrong House Museum
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is the work of advocates who preserved the home of jazz legend Louis Armstrong in Corona, Queens, where he lived in his heyday. This house, which he shared with his wife Lucille, is now a cultural center and historic landmark, vibrant with concerts, tours, lectures, film screenings and more, and is alive with the spirit of Satchmo.

Videos from Louis Armstrong House Museum

I Ain't Got Nobody

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Some of the only known film of the great jazz musician in a recording studio, this video is of the master track of "I Ain't Got Nobody."

Bjorn Ingelstam Plays Louis' Trumpet

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Swedish trumpeter Bjorn Ingelstam plays "Dear Out Southland" on one of Louis Armstrong's old trumpets

What a Wonderful World

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of an iconic recording, the Louis Armstrong House Museum invited a number of visitors from around the world to sing along with his classic performance.

Ain't Gonna' Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll

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A 1959 Louis Armstrong performance of a Dixieland jazz classic.

Visiting The Met

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Jazz musicians and dancers gather outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art to perform.

Come Home to Pops

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Take a virtual tour inside Louis Armstrong's house.

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The Louis Armstrong House Museum gives back to the arts community in the form of a fellowship for students at historically Black colleges and universities studying Black history, art, library studies, music and the humanities. Fellows will become entrenched in the museum’s day-to-day operations as they get hands-on learning about the musician himself, jazz music, arts philanthropy, culture and more. Providing a powerful entree into New York City’s arts society, fellows will make valuable connections and network in addition to work experience. 

Some of Louis Armstrong’s most famous compositions were “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “What a Wonderful World,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Hello, Dolly!” and many more. While these songs are decades old, Armstrong’s music is introduced to a new generation of fans through samples of his music in popular music. From The Fugees, Art of Noise, Raekwon, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sly and the Family Stone, and many more, Louis’s music continues to influence and innovate. Learn more about how Louis has shaped modern music!

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