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Free Jazzmobile Concert and Block Party at Louis Armstrong House Museum July 5


Deslyn Dyer
Assistant Director
Louis Armstrong House


Phyllis Cohen Stevens
Deputy Dir. of News Services
Queens College
Maria Matteo
News Assistant
Queens College

--Free Jazzmobile Concert and Block Party Celebrate Louis Armstrong’s Birthday--

WHAT: Concert by Eddie Allen & Friends
Tours of the Louis Armstrong House Museum
WHEN: Thursday, July 5, 2007
TIME: 7 – 8 pm
WHERE: Louis Armstrong House Museum
34-56 107th Street, Corona, Queens

CORONA, NY, June 21, 2007—On Thursday, July 5 at 7 pm, Jazzmobile will kick off its summer concert series in front of the Louis Armstrong House Museum with an event featuring the acclaimed trumpeter Eddie Allen. The concert is free and open to the public.

A celebrated New York City instrumentalist, composer and arranger, Allen has been heating up the scene with versatility and creativity in every genre -- jazz, R&B, pop, Latin and symphonic music. He has worked with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis, Chico Freeman, and Jimmy Heath (a Corona resident). Allen is a big band leader and a veteran of Broadway shows, and is currently spearheading a Latin/Brazilian music project. At this performance, he will be joined by two of his peers: Cecil Bridgewater and Duane Eubanks. “There will be three trumpeters, all in honor of Louis,” says Mr. Allen.

Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong believed that he was born on July 4, 1900, and always celebrated his birthday on that national holiday. (In the 1980s, historians discovered that he was actually born on August 4, 1901.) To observe Satchmo’s traditional birthday, the Louis Armstrong House Museum and Jazzmobile annually host a free concert and block party during the week of July 4. Michael Cogswell, Director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, says, “We want our neighbors to come with their families ready to have a good time!”

The Louis Armstrong House Museum, a National Historic Landmark and New York City Landmark administered by Queens College, was the long-time home of the great Louis Armstrong. Open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays, it attracts visitors from all over the world. The Louis Armstrong House Museum will remain open for tours during the Jazzmobile concert. For more information and travel directions, visit Major funding for the Louis Armstrong House Museum is provided by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

Jazzmobile has been presenting free outdoor summer mobile concerts since 1964. For more information, visit www.jazzmobile.offg.


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Deputy Director of News Services
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(718) 997- 5597

Maria Matteo
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Queens Hall, Room 270B
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