Louis Armstrong nicknamed “Satchmo,” “Pops” and, later, “Ambassador Satch,” was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4, 1901. He was raised by his mother Mayann in a neighborhood so dangerous it was called “The Battlefield.” He only had a … Continue reading Pluginin Exchange Jazz Hall Of Fame: "The Jazz Ambassador" Louis Armstrong
Dizzy Gillespie is considered one of the most influential figures of jazz and bebop. He developed his own signature style, known as “bebop,” and worked with musical greats like Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Earl Hines, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. Dizzy Gillespie, … Continue reading Pluginin Jazz Hall Of Fame: Dizzy Gillespie The Inventor Of "Bebop"
American jazz pianist, organist, composer, violinist, singer, and comedic entertainer, Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller lived from May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943. Fats Waller became one of the most popular and influential performers of his era and a master of stride piano playing, … Continue reading Pluginin Jazz Songwriters Hall Of Fame: Fats Waller
“She had a soul inflection in a bop state of intrigue and every word was understandable despite the sophisticated hip and jive connotations.” – Duke Ellington Mary Elizabeth Roché later to be known as Betty Roché was born on January … Continue reading Pluginin Jazz Hall Of Fame: Who Was Betty Roché?