The 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World” is being celebrated in New York City with a series of free events. Queens Library, the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College have joined forces to commemorate the anniversary at all 62 branches of the library until June 30th. The late jazz innovator who made the trumpet his instrument lived in Queens most of his life. It was three generations of families that he saw in his neighborhood that inspired “What A Wonderful World.”
The celebration features performances from live bands including David Ostwald’s Grammy-nominated Louis Armstrong Eternity Band and a bilingual lecture series with English and Spanish-speaking lecturers.
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