Louis D. Armstrong

Louis D. Armstrong (HM2783)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70114 Orleans Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 57.148', W 90° 3.309'

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August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971

Louis Armstrong, adoringly referred to as "Satchmo," was born August 4, 1901, but chose to celebrate his birthday on July 4th,America's Independence Day. He was the first important jazz soloist and became its most influential musician. As a trumpet virtuoso, his highly imaginative, emotionally charged playing charted a future for jazz improvisation. Revered by his fans, the King of Jazz was appropriately crowned "King Zulu" in the 1949 Mardi Gras Zulu Parade. Armstrong became an enduring figure in popular music displaying his distinctively phrased bass singing and engaging personality in a series of vocal recordings and film roles. Referred to as "The American Goodwill Ambassador," Louis Armstrong, was THE JAZZMAN of his era and truly the most renowned American musician of the 20th Century.
HM NumberHM2783
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Date Added Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 784222 N 3317167
Decimal Degrees29.95246667, -90.05515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 57.148', W 90° 3.309'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 57' 8.8800000000002" N, 90° 3' 18.54" W
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Area Code(s)985, 504
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Mississippi River Trail, New Orleans LA 70114, US
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