Sunday, 29 May 2011


I had the great pleasure of meeting the scholar of Louis Armstrong Ricky Riccardi at the Armstrong Archives (located in the library of the Queens College and they are a Marvel) so that we could have a brief discussion about his new book, WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD: the magic of LOUIS ARMSTRONG (Pantheon) years later.? The book will be out June 21, although you can pre-order it on Amazon.

This is a wonderful book, and I will have more to say about this in a few weeks.? But here is its young author - informed, sincere, down-to-Earth and full of love for his subject.? And I am not the only one who thinks so:

"The story of Louis Armstrong in recent years is the large post-war jazz untold tale.".? "Now, Ricky Riccardi he said to perfection," said Terry Teachout, author of POPs: A life of Louis Armstrong

Now you understand why Louis smiles while Ricky is speaking?

You will have another opportunity to meet with Ricky, to buy an autographed copy of his book... and where better than at a party at the Louis Armstrong House Museum summer garden????? The Party of the book will take place in the garden of Armstrong at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, Sunday, June 26 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Tickets are $35, which includes a book autographed, a guided tour of the House of Armstrong and refreshments.? $25 for members LAHM.

Space is limited. Make your reservation today!

Reservations can be made at: reservations@louisarmstronghouse.org.

For further questions call the Museum at (718) 478-8274.

The LOUIS ARMSTRONG House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street, Corona, Queens, New York City Research.? It is easy to get there by car or public transport.

If you come to the party, I hope that you buy a copy of the book of Ricky and consider becoming a member of the Museum House Louis Armstrong - a rich sanctuary visited by people of all countries of the globe.???? Members support their mission - ensuring the Louis spread joy is never forgotten - and receive exclusive benefits throughout the year, including: free admission for tours of the historic house, all events special member discounts, a subscription to news Dippermouth, an overview of the events in venir10% discount in our museum shop, the parties before exposure with other members and much more.

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