Louis Armstrong
Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong
was born in New Orleans on
the 4th of August, 1901. In
his delightful autobiography
titled "Satchmo: My Life In
New Orleans", Louis gives his
birth date as our Nation's
birthday, July 4th. (His actual
date of birth was not known
until after his death on the
6th of July, 1971.)  The
choice of July 4th was indeed
prophetic, as Louis
Armstrong would become
America's cultural
ambassador to the world. He
was the greatest performer
of America's music, Jazz.

He is New Orleans greatest
native son.
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Sam Butera passed in Vegas
June 3, 2009.  
Butera and Louis Prima were both
native to New Orleans.  
The Jazz

Heart of the French
Quarter - Royal
Sonesta Hotel - 300
block Bourbon St.

Heart of the French
Quarter - next to Pat
O'Brien's on St Peter

726 Saint Peter St
(504) 522-2841

8pm -  nightly
Tim Laughlin's new CD (with Jason Marsalis
on vibraphone) :  "A Royal St. Serenade"
(visit the Music Factory - 200 Decatur St - our
favorite local music store.)
OffBeat Magazine : complimentary copies available in your hotel lobby.  
The best guide to live music during your visit to New Orleans.

Louisiana Music Factory : The best locally owned music store for CD's.
Across the street from the House of Blues - 200 block of Decatur St. in
the French Quarter.

Music Festivals :  The Jazz & Heritage Festival in the last weekend of
April and the first weekend of March.  The French Quarter free music
Festival is the middle of April.  The Satchmo Summerfest is a weekend
close to August 4th - Louis Armstrong's birthday.  The Essence Festival
is July 4th weekend. The Voodoo Music Experience is held every year in
October close to Halloween.  The Halloween Parade is a major new
addition - great new floats!

                         Listen to WWOZ 90.7 FM
                         "The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage station."
Clarinetists Pete Fountain andTim Laughlin
perform at the re-opening of the famous
Blue Room in the Roosevelt Hotel. (home of
the Sazerac Bar)  2009

MULATES is a popular Cajun
restaurant just upriver from the
French Quarter. (corner of
Convention Center Blvd. and
Julia St).  Music, food, dancing
every evening.

Tropical Isle Bayou Club at 610
Bourbon St.


age 61
Terence Blanchard