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Armstrong Continuum Symposium


Columbia University Center For Jazz Studies and The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation present the Louis Armstrong Continuum Symposium


The Louis Armstrong Continuum is a collaboration between Columbia’s Center for Jazz Studies and the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation that focuses on Armstrong’s wide influence, both in music as such and in a life that provided a model of positive community action. Musicians, scholars, activists will discuss the impact Armstrong had on the world.

Panel Titles

  1. Louis Armstrong On Tour
  2. Members of the Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars discuss the upcoming recording.
  3. David Chevan, Armstrong Foundation Secretary will interview NEA Jazz Master, 2019 SATCHMO Award recepient Dick Hyman.
  4. Armstrong Music In A Time of Emergency

Panelists include Robert O’Meally, Aidan Levy, Daphne Brooks, Alyn Shipton, Penny Von Eschen, Jon Faddis, Nicholas Payton, Roderick Paulin, Herlin Riley, Wycliffe Gordon, Davell Crawford, Jackie Harris, David Chevan, Dick Hyman, Rev. James Forbes, Wynton Marsalis, Rev. Mark Thompson and Michelle Miller.


Louis Armstrong and Art Blakey: Jazz Messengers Both, Forever

Two profoundly respected figures in jazz, Art Blakey and Louis Armstrong, are celebrated in a

performance featuring artists who carry on the legacies of these musical geniuses.


A concert in two parts, featuring —

The MSM Jazz Orchestra: A Tribute to Art Blakey

Jon Faddis, Conductor


The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong™ All Stars

Herlin Riley, drums and bandleader

Roderick Paul, saxophone

Wycliffe Gordon, trombone

Nicholas Payton, trumpet

Roland Guerin, bass

Sean Mason, piano

With special guest Davell Crawford, piano and vocals

Thursday, October 17, 2019  7:30pm

Neidorff-Karpati Hall

Manhattan School of Music

130 Claremont Avenue

New York, NY 10027

This event is FREE but tickets are required.

For more information and to register for tickets, please click HERE

or visit the

MSM Box Office

130 Claremont Avenue


Mon–Fri, 12:00-5:00pm, and one hour before all performances.

You can also email the box office at [email protected]