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Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong

jazz musician
Born: 8/4/1901
Birthplace: New Orleans

Jazz musician known for his virtuosic skills on the cornet and trumpet. Armstrong popularized the scat style of singing and remains one of jazz's most important and influential musicians. He was a member of King Oliver's band in the 1920s, and he formed several bands of his own, namely the Hot Fives and Sevens.

Died: 7/6/1971

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