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200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
206-215-4747 www.seattlesymphony.org

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April 2017

Louis Armstrong: A New Orleans State of Mind

April 22 @ 7:30 pm10:00 pm
Benaroya Hall, 200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Jazz was born in New Orleans, and Louis Armstrong was the first great soloist of the emerging, uniquely American art form. Born in 1901 and suffering through a difficult upbringing, Armstrong was a precocious eleven year-old when he bought himself his first cornet for $5—and the world was forever changed. Our concert will feature jazz works from Louis’ earliest years with Kid Ory’s band in New Orleans, his earliest recordings in Chicago with King Oliver and with his own groups-—the…

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