Loius Armstrong’s nickname Satchmo was an abbreviation of “satchelmouth,” a joke on the size of his mouth. He was also nicknamed Gatemouth, Dippermouth, Dip, and simply Pops… The city of New Orleans renamed its airport as Louis Armstrong International Airport in 2001… Louis Armstrong is credited with influencing trumpeters as diverse as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis.
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