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On New Year's Eve in 1912, at only age 11 Louis fired his stepfather's gun in the air and so was arrested. He was then sent to the Colored Waif's Home for Boys. In there, Professor Peter Davis gave Louis musical training. Eventually, Davis made Louis the band leader. He played the cornet and started getting interest in music more than ever.
He laid the foundation for the large and influential jazz movement. Beside the impressive pressing trumpet, he has a very special voice hoarse and has the ability to sing Scat ingeniously. According to music critic Steve Leggett, “Armstrong is probably the most influential person in American music in the background 20th century”. He played a very important role in the development of jazz music, so many people called him the "father of jazz" or "Pops" as the respec... ... middle of paper ... ...ability. Louis Armstrong influenced almost all aspects of jazz technique and style.
For many years, jazz lovers tried in ecstasies to imitate his unique voice and scat singing which was nonsense but with a rhythmic. Armstrong was the first to successfully use scat singing, which eventually became a major feature of jazz concert. His singing method affected almost every jazz singer, including Coypin Crosby in 1940s, most charismatic singer in jazz history Billie Holly and Frank Sinatra. Of course, Armstrong 's achievements in jazz music could not be summarized by the above description. He is the greatest and most important musician in jazz history, and he made an innovation of jazz music.
Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. He not only grew up in poverty but also in the area nicknamed “The Battlefield.” (“Louis Armstrong” Britannica par. 1) When Armstrong was still a young boy his father left the family and his mother often turned to prostitution to pay the bills. (“Louis Armstrong” par. 1-2) He grew up in poverty so he supported his family by singing on corners, selling coal, and cleaning graves for tips.
Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900 in the Storyville section of New Orleans. At the age of 12 his life changed. When he was parting for New Years Eve, he shot a gun into the air. He was soon arrested and taken to a center for juvenile offenders. He hated being there, but loved going to see the band at the center play everyday.
Louis Armstrong was known as the King of jazz, a trumpeter and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz music. Famous for his innovative methods of playing the trumpet and cornet, he was also a highly talented singer blessed with a powerful voice. Known for his skills on being able improvise, he would bend and twist the many lyrics and melody of a song with dramatic effect. As his popularity grew in the mid-20th century America when racism was more prevalent, he was one of the first African-American entertainers to be highly popular among both the white and the colored segments of the society. Fondly nicknamed Satchmo or Pops by his fans, he is often regarded to be the founding father of jazz as a uniquely American art form.
It is probably the most popular instrument of all time. With talented musicians like Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, the trumpet has been able to endure. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the careers of Armstrong and Davis, and how the trumpet became their way into Jazz. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4th 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Louis had a hard and painful childhood.
Meant for both white and black people, 52nd street was all about Jazz and alcohol and it was the happenin' place to be, especially if you wanted to be discovered as a Jazz musician. This all led to Miles' dropping out of school and playing with the big guys on 52nd street to be discovered. In no time Davis was playing regularly with Coleman Hawkins and Charlie Parker. At this time Miles, 19, moved up in the history of Jazz by recording his first album in New York along side of Hawkins, "Rubberlegs" Williams, and of course Parker. A few months after Parker and Gillespie went to California, Miles got together with Benny Carter's Orchestra and traveled all the way to California as well.
Joe King Oliver was one of his favorites. The man acted as Armstrong's father and teacher for a large portion of his life, giving him his first cornet and a job to play at some of his gigs. From there he joined semi-successful groups playing trumpet, until 1922 when he was asked to join King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band located in Chicago. This was a dream come true to Armstrong. As soon as he arrived in Chicago Oliver's band became a huge success.