Louis Armstrong

Get into the swing of things! In this BrainPOP movie on Louis Armstrong, Tim and Moby will acquaint you with jazz’s most influential musician. From his humble beginnings in New Orleans to the height of worldwide celebrity, you’ll learn all about Satchmo’s life and times. (Speaking of which, you’ll also learn where the nickname “Satchmo” came from in the first place.) You’ll discover how Armstrong’s unique improvisations took jazz in a new direction, setting its course for decades to come, and how his radiant personality made him a beloved figure around the world!

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