How Did Louis Armstrong Influence Jazz

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• Louis Armstrong was one of the best Jazz players ever. He trulyh had a huge impact on Jazz. • Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901. • He grew up in New Orleans. Armstrong was sent as a juvenile delinquent to Colored Waifs Home. While at the Colored Waifs Home, he learned how to play the cornet. • In 1918, Armstrong played in the Kid Ory band. He replaced King Oliver. He played in the Mississippi riverboat dance bands during the early 1920s. • In 1922, Louis played in the Creole Jazz Band in Chicago. He played second cornet, under King Oliver. This band had many great musicians like Johnny Dodds, Baby Dodds, and Lil Hardin. In 1924, Armstrong married the pianist Lil Hardin. • During Armstrong’s performances,

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