On July 30, Tamar Korn played with Gordon Au and the Grand Street Stompers for the Louis Armstrong House Museum's Hot Jazz/Cool Garden concert series.
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The Grand Street Stompers are Gordon Au on trumpet; Dennis Lichtman on clarinet; Matt Musselman on trombone; Nick Russo on guitar and tenor banjo; and Rob Adkins on upright bass.
Louis Armstrong was an internationally-known celebrity, so one would expect that his fame would influence his choice of home. But Louis was of a different nature. In 1943 Louis and his wife, Lucille, bought a house in Corona, New York--a humble neighborhood, far away from city glitter.
Louis spent the remainder of his life in the house when not away on tours. He played his trumpet for the kids of the neighborhood, and visited the Chinese restaurant just around the block from his front door. On July 6th, 1971, Louis passed away in the house's master bedroom. Lucille passed away in 1983 and no one has lived in the house since the Armstrongs. The house is home to a large collection of historical records related to Louis' life and career.
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