Louis Armstrong By: Karli Cozen
The Purpose of this Presentation… <ul><li>To teach individuals about Louis Armstrong and his accomplishments during the 19...
Early Life <ul><li>Born August 4 th , 1901 </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in New Orleans </li></ul><ul><li>Family was poor </li><...
Early Career <ul><li>Dropped out of school </li></ul><ul><li>Formed a quartet of boys who sang in the streets for money </...
Early 1920’s <ul><li>Armstrong’s popularity exploded: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traveled to New York and Chicago </li></ul></u...
Mid 1920’s <ul><li>Armstrong became a musical phenomenon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brilliant trumpet  and other horn solos </l...
Late 1920’s <ul><li>Played on Broadway in  Connie's Hot Chocolates </li></ul><ul><li>F irst nationwide hit recordings </li...
Later Career <ul><li>Became known throughout Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Performed all across the globe </li></ul>
War Effort <ul><li>After World War II: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Served as “Ambassador Satch” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sprea...
Racial Injustice <ul><li>Louis Armstrong overcame racial injustices of the time period </li></ul><ul><li>He became a house...
Hit Music <ul><li>What A Wonderful World </li></ul><ul><li>A Kiss To Build A Dream On </li></ul><ul><li>Hello Dolly </li><...
Scat Music <ul><li>Invented by Armstrong </li></ul><ul><li>Sing nonsense words </li></ul><ul><li>Used voice as an instrume...
<ul><li>&quot;I never tried to prove nothing, just always wanted to give a good show. My life has been my music, it's alwa...
Death <ul><li>Performed up until death </li></ul><ul><li>Died July 6, 1971 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From a heart attack </li>...
Greatest Accomplishments <ul><li>Greatest Jazz musician of the time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvised most of his performan...
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  1. 1. Louis Armstrong By: Karli Cozen
  2. 2. The Purpose of this Presentation… <ul><li>To teach individuals about Louis Armstrong and his accomplishments during the 1920’s. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Early Life <ul><li>Born August 4 th , 1901 </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in New Orleans </li></ul><ul><li>Family was poor </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in segregated area of town </li></ul><ul><li>Hung out in dance halls </li></ul>
  4. 4. Early Career <ul><li>Dropped out of school </li></ul><ul><li>Formed a quartet of boys who sang in the streets for money </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This helped support his family </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Was a musical prodigy </li></ul>
  5. 5. Early 1920’s <ul><li>Armstrong’s popularity exploded: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traveled to New York and Chicago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Played with Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influenced the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Mid 1920’s <ul><li>Armstrong became a musical phenomenon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brilliant trumpet and other horn solos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His “Scat” singing style </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Record sales skyrocketed </li></ul><ul><li>Played on radio stations everywhere </li></ul>
  7. 7. Late 1920’s <ul><li>Played on Broadway in Connie's Hot Chocolates </li></ul><ul><li>F irst nationwide hit recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz was growing in popularity worldwide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Louis Armstrong become the leader of this movement </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Later Career <ul><li>Became known throughout Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Performed all across the globe </li></ul>
  9. 9. War Effort <ul><li>After World War II: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Served as “Ambassador Satch” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread music throughout the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Performed in many African countries </li></ul>
  10. 10. Racial Injustice <ul><li>Louis Armstrong overcame racial injustices of the time period </li></ul><ul><li>He became a household name in spite of the racism he faced </li></ul><ul><li>People of all races celebrated his music </li></ul><ul><li>One of the first truly popular African American musicians </li></ul>
  11. 11. Hit Music <ul><li>What A Wonderful World </li></ul><ul><li>A Kiss To Build A Dream On </li></ul><ul><li>Hello Dolly </li></ul><ul><li>When The Saints Come Marching In </li></ul><ul><li>Cabaret </li></ul><ul><li>St. Louis Blues </li></ul><ul><li>I Ain’t Got Nobody </li></ul>
  12. 12. Scat Music <ul><li>Invented by Armstrong </li></ul><ul><li>Sing nonsense words </li></ul><ul><li>Used voice as an instrument </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>&quot;I never tried to prove nothing, just always wanted to give a good show. My life has been my music, it's always come first, but the music ain't worth nothing if you can't lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, 'cause what you're there for is to please the people.&quot; -Louis Armstrong </li></ul>The Crowd Pleaser
  14. 14. Death <ul><li>Performed up until death </li></ul><ul><li>Died July 6, 1971 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From a heart attack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This made headline news throughout the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Given tribute at the Newport Jazz Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame </li></ul>
  15. 15. Greatest Accomplishments <ul><li>Greatest Jazz musician of the time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improvised most of his performances </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Greatly influenced and spread jazz music </li></ul><ul><li>Invented “Scat” style of singing </li></ul><ul><li>Brilliant trumpet player </li></ul><ul><li>Oldest artist to ever have a #1 song </li></ul><ul><li>Gave hope to African Americans everywhere </li></ul>
  16. 16. THE END!

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