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The Jazz Museum in Harlem Presents Jazz for Curious Listeners Tuesday, August 17th (Pops is Tops: Louis Armstrong at 109: Louis ’65: Eastern Europe)

August 13, 2010

  To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo,

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem
104 East 126th Street, #2C
New York, NY 10035
212 348-8300

Tuesday, August 17, 2010  
Jazz for Curious Listeners
Pops is Tops: Louis Armstrong at 109: Louis ’65: Eastern Europe
7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: NJMH Visitors Center
(104 E. 126th Street, Suite 2C)
FREE | For more information: 212-348-8300

Join host Ricky Riccardi for our annual PopsFest!

Louis Armstrong was invited to visit Central and Eastern Europe for four weeks in the spring of 1965, and he barnstormed through Prague, Leipzig, East Berlin, West Berlin, Frankfurt, Bucharest, Belgrade, Zagreb, Liubljana, back to East Berlin, then on to Magdeburg, Erfurt, Schwerin, and East Berlin again–an itinerary that would have felled anyone without Armstrong’s enormous reserves. In June 1965, only two months after his return home, Armstrong was off to Eastern Europe again, and in Budapest 91,000 persons jammed the NEP Stadium to hear him play.

Riccardi, one of the reigning experts on the late career of Armstrong, will be joined by museum Executive Director Loren Schoenberg to venture into this important tour overseas, midway through the turbulent 60s at home.


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