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Free Admission for CUNY Students for Jazz Appreciation Month

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, April 2016, the Louis Armstrong House Museum invites all CUNY students to visit Satchmo’s house.

‘It’s our pleasure to open our doors to CUNY students in honor of Louis Armstrong and Jazz Appreciation Month for this annual tradition,” noted Michael Cogswell, Executive Director of the museum. “We are very proud to be a cultural institution of Queens College and CUNY.” All CUNY students citywide with a valid ID can enjoy free admission with a guest.

The Louis Armstrong House Museum tells the story of the meteoric rise of one of the greatest musicians of our time. All of its furnishings are original and have been preserved, giving visitors the feeling that Louis and Lucille just stepped out for a minute. Thanks to Louis’s home-recorded private tapes that are exclusive to the museum, visitors can hear Louis at home playing his trumpet, telling jokes, eating dinner, and more! It’s an intimate visit as if you can sit down and have a cup of coffee with Satchmo himself. The museum owns the largest publicly held collection in the world devoted to a jazz musician. It’s a National Historic Landmark, a NYC Landmark. It’s a Wonderful World at the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

The museum’s current exhibit – Hotter Than That: 90 Years of Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five celebrates these landmark recordings that were the first records ever to be issued under Armstrong’s own name. It represents the ground breaking recorded legacy of Louis Armstrong and this immortal group, whose music will continue to influence future generations. As Armstrong himself said of his Hot Five recordings in 1970, “Ain’t nothing like it since, and can’t nobody play nothing like it now. My oldest record, can’t nobody touch it.”

Ricky Riccardi director of research collections at the Louis Armstrong House Museum noted, “Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five recordings are the most important recordings in jazz history, bar none. Everything stems from them and from Louis specifically. We hope this exhibit pays proper tribute to this landmark group but most of all, we hope it will make visitors further explore their music.”

Planning Your Visit
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, Queens, New York. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm. No reservations are necessary for individuals but groups of 8 or more should call 718.478.8274 or visit LouisArmstrongHouse.org to make a reservation. Parking is available within the neighborhood and the museum is accessible by subway via the 7 Train.

Admission is $10.00, $7.00 for seniors, students and children and free for LAHM members and children under 4. Groups with reservations enjoy a discount on admission. In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, all CUNY students with valid ID enjoy free admission for April 2016 (2 guests per ID).

Louis Armstrong House Museum
Thanks to the vision and funding of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, the Louis Armstrong House Museum welcomes visitors from all over the world, six days per week, 52 weeks per year. The Louis Armstrong House Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Association of African American Museums, Museums Council of New York City, New York State Museums Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, NYC & Co., the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Tourism Council. The museum is a constituent of Kupferberg Center for the Arts and a cultural institution of Queens College, CUNY.