Band: The Life Of Louis Armstrong

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Alexis Miller 2/23/12 Band Period 2 The Life of Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901. He was an African American jazz singer and trumpeter from New Orleans, Louisiana. As a child Armstrong was very poor. He spent his time as a child in poverty on a rough neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans, also called “Back of the Town”. He attended the Fisk School for Boys, where he had exposure to music. Louis Armstrong tried to help his mother to stop prostituting by being a paper boy, and by finding discarded food and selling it to restaurants. At the age of 11, Armstrong dropped out of Fisk School for Boys to join a quartet of boys who sang on streets to earn money. Armstrong developed his cornet

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