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Louis Armstrong

Full-length portrait of American jazz trumpeter and bandleader Louis Armstrong (1901 - 1971) smiling and crossing his arms while holding his trumpet. Armstrong, the grandson of slaves, was a jazz musician from the New Orleans' Back of Town neighborhood. His music had a profound impact on the evolution of jazz and inspired artists such as Bing Crosby and Jimmie Rodgers.
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