The Seven Days of Satch takes place July 27-Aug 2!

Musical performances sponsored by the New Orleans National Jazz Historical Park and filmed onsite at the New Orleans Jazz Museum will be shared here (scroll below to access) and on Facebook live Saturday, August 1 – Sunday, August 2. 

 

Sunday Jazz Mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church

St. Augustine Catholic Church, located in historical Treme, is the oldest African-American Church in the United States. Every year, our friends at St. Augustine host a Jazz Mass during Satchmo SummerFest to celebrate Louis Armstrong’s birthday. Historically the Treme Brass Band has performed during the service. This year, the church will host us on Facebook, followed by an original Treme Brass Band Seven Day’s of Satch performance! After mass, be sure to watch our tribute to the annual Sunday morning Satchmo Salute Secondline! 

Complete Schedule – Scroll Down to Watch!

 

 

Saturday, August 6 , 2022

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The Satchmo Legacy Stage in Memory of Joni Berry
The Satchmo Legacy Stage in Memory of Joni Berry
Lawrence Cotton interviewed by Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Lawrence Cotten interviewed by Gwen Thompkins (Also streamed live on French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Facebook & YouTube)

Still going strong at the age of 95, Lawrence Cotton has played piano with Guitar Slim, Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Dave Bartholomew, and legendary trumpeter Wallace Davenport among many others. he is a regular at preservation hall and continues to perform with his own band, Lawrence Cotton Legendary Experience.

The Real Ambassadors: Louis Armstrong’s Jazz Opera Collaboration with Dave and Iola Brubeck
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Author Keith Hatschek presents the story of the Brubecks’ jazz musical that starred Louis Armstrong

Author Keith Hatschek presents the story of the Brubecks’ jazz musical that starred Louis Armstrong and challenged segregation at the height of the civil rights movement. Its 1962 debut rocked the jazz world and proved that Satchmo was once again ready to lend his voice to the fight for equal rights.

The Real Ambassadors: Louis Armstrong’s Jazz Opera Collaboration with Dave and Iola Brubeck
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Author Keith Hatschek presents the story of the Brubecks’ jazz musical that starred Louis Armstrong(Also streamed live on French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Facebook & YouTube)

Author Keith Hatschek presents the story of the Brubecks’ jazz musical that starred Louis Armstrong and challenged segregation at the height of the civil rights movement. Its 1962 debut rocked the jazz world and proved that Satchmo was once again ready to lend his voice to the fight for equal rights.

The Real Ambassadors - a Listening Party
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
The Real Ambassadors - a Listening Party w/ Keith Hatschek & Ricky Riccardi (Also streamed live on French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Facebook & YouTube)

Listening to sound recordings and mosaic outakes, rehearsals for the Real Ambassadors

Jewel Brown interviewed by Ricky Riccardi
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ricky Riccardi interviews Jewel Brown, female vocalist with Armstrong’s All-Stars from 1961 to 1968 (Also streamed live on French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Facebook & YouTube)

Jewel Brown was the female vocalist with Armstrong’s All-Stars from 1961 to 1968. Jewel continues to perform and has shared the stage with many artists over the years, including Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Arnett Cobb.

Saturday, August 6 , 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022

12:00 pm
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The Satchmo Legacy Stage in Memory of Joni Berry
The Satchmo Legacy Stage in Memory of Joni Berry
Guided by Satch: A Tribute to John Swenson
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Guided by Satch: A Tribute to John Swenson - Panel w/ Alex Rawls, Alison Fensterstock, David Kunian and Jenifer Odell (Also streamed live on French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Facebook & YouTube)

Louis Armstrong was music journalist and critic John Swenson’s North Star, and he wrote in his introduction to the Rolling Stone Guide to Jazz and Blues that most of the meaningful music in the late 20th century, from The Rolling Stones to The Sex Pistols, flowed from Satchmo. Swenson spent the last 20 years of his 50-plus year career in New Orleans covering the local scene, writing about local music, and considering the forces that shaped it. Armstrong was one of those forces. Writers Alison Fensterstock, David Kunian, Jennifer Odell and Alex Rawls will talk about Swenson’s work in and on New Orleans with an eye to Armstrong’s influence.

Velma Middleton - Her Final Tour with Louis Armstrong’s Band, 1960-1961
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Ricky Riccardi and Maxine Gordon discuss Velma Middleton on her final tour with Louis Armstrong. (Also streamed live on French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Facebook & YouTube)

Ricky Riccardi and Maxine Gordon will discuss Velma Middleton on her final tour with Louis Armstrong in 1960-61.The presentation will include some rare new audio of Velma in concert in Paris with Louis Armstrong during the filming of Paris Blues that was done in a break from the African tour.

Peter Davis, the Music Master of the Great Louis Armstrong
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Dr. Robert S. Mikel discusses Peter Davis, the Music Master of the Great Louis Armstrong (Also streamed live on French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Facebook & YouTube)

The purposes of this presentation are 1) to examine the relationship between Louis Armstrong and Peter Davis as student and teacher at the Waif's Boys Home; 2) to explore the life of Peter Davis as an unsung hero in New Orleans; and 3) to identify and discuss the accomplishments of selected students who studied music under Peter Davis and the potential impact that Louis Armstrong might have had on their contributions to music.

Video Pops: The Best of the All Stars
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ricky Riccardi Video Pops 2: Louis's Last Hurrahs: Louis Armstrong in 1971 (Also streamed live on French Quarter Festivals, Inc. Facebook & YouTube)

75 years ago, Louis Armstrong broke up his big band and formed a small group, the All Stars, that would serve as her main band for the rest of his career. Join Ricky Riccardi as he screens footage of the All Stars in action from the late 1940s through 1971, with appearances from Jack Teagarden, Trummy Young, Edmond Hall, Tyree Glenn, Billy Kyle and many more!

Sunday, August 7, 2022