“The Armstrong Continuum” is a night of music featuring some of the nation’s most significant jazz artists playing music associated with the ongoing legacy of Louis Armstrong. The concert includes performances by a quartet led by Kidd Jordan, known as the dean of avant garde music in New Orleans. Jordan will receive the coveted SATCHMO Award from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. in November 2017.
This evening also will showcase the Louis Armstrong Tribute Band All Stars, performing Armstrong compositions and music he made famous. This band will explore and celebrate Armstrong’s central role in the creation and development of jazz and other modern musical forms. Lead by trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, the Armstrong Tribute Band All Stars includes Herlin Riley, Courtney Bryan, and other leading lights from the contemporary music scene: from today’s dynamic “Armstrong Continuum.”