While Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong truly believed he was born on July 4th, 1900, the New Orleans native was born today, August 4th in 1901. So we wish one of our dear founding fathers of jazz — a uniquely American art from, a Happy Birthday today as his music can always keep you smiling.

If you are in New York City today, you can hear a birthday celebration by the York College Summer Big Band in Louis’s garden at 2pm. It’s part of the Summer with Satchmo program for high school students at the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

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