Louis Armstrong: The King of Jazz
Price for Members: $70
Price for Non-Members: $105
Date/Time: Wednesdays July 6,13, 20, 27, and Aug 3 10:00 -12:00
Instructor: Robert Joyce, M.A. Education, B.A. Music Education Augustana University
Louis Armstrong rose to international fame in the 1920’s and became one of America’s most beloved entertainers. Mr. Joyce will describe how the man they called “Pops” conquered New Orleans, Chicago and New York with his trumpet, voice and genuine love of music. Along the way, we will investigate his musical friendships with Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington and many others. The course will feature video clips, audio samples, and stories about Armstrong’s personal life from those who knew him well. He was one of the greatest musical figures of the 20th Century . Let OLLI and Mr. Joyce show you how Louis Armstrong changed American popular music forever. (ONLINE)
Robert Joyce, MA Education, BA Music Education, Augustana University
Start time: 10:00 a.m.
End time: 12:00 p.m.