Armstrong: Past, Present, and Future

SAT, OCT 21, 2023
11:00 AM

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Join us for an unforgettable day of jazz excellence and celebration as The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation proudly presents:
Armstrong: Past Present and Future
A WBGO “Jazz for Young People” Concert
Feat. Reggie Workman Band & Calvin Johnson's Native Son

We are thrilled to honor NEA Jazz Master Reggie Workman, a living legend known for his lifelong dedication to jazz education and performance. Reggie Workman's Current Creation for Armstrong promises to be a mesmerizing showcase of talent. Alongside him, you'll experience the incomparable David Virilles on piano, the dynamic rhythms of Gary Jones III on drums, the soulful alto saxophone of Marvin Carter, and the lyrical verses of J Swiss, a unique rap vocalist.

But that's not all...! 

The stage will also come alive with the sensational Calvin Johnson Native Son Ensemble, featuring Calvin Johnson on soprano saxophone and vocals, the virtuosic Andrew Baham on trumpet and vocals, the trombone wizardry of Rashaan Salaam, the melodious keys of Andrew McGowan on piano, the resonant tones of Jason Clotter on bass, the rhythmic heartbeat of Joe Dyson on drums, the thunderous beats of Errold Lanier on bass drum, and the groovy sounds of John Altieri on the tuba. Together, they'll take you on a musical journey through the heart and soul of jazz. 

And the festivities don't end there! Get ready to join the New Orleans Second Line Parade, a joyous tradition that embodies the spirit of Louis Armstrong and the vibrant culture of New Orleans. 

The SATCHMO Award® is a testament to the enduring legacy of Louis Armstrong, celebrating artists who, like him, have dedicated their lives to jazz and its power to inspire. Join us in honoring Reggie Workman, a luminary in his own right, as we continue to make this world a more Wonderful World™ through the language of jazz. 

Don't miss out on this extraordinary day of music, artistry, and celebration. Secure your tickets now for "Armstrong: Past Present and Future" and be a part of jazz history in the making. 

Reggie Workman's Current Creation for Armstrong
Reggie Workman, acoustic bass
David Virilles, piano
Gary Jones III, drums
Marvin Carter, alto saxophone
J Swiss, Rap vocalist 
Calvin Johnson Native Son
Stage: Calvin Johnson: soprano saxophone, vocals
Andrew Baham, trumpet, vocals
Rashaan Salaam, trombone
Andrew McGowan, piano
Jason Clotter, bass
Joe Dyson, snare drum

Errold Lanier, bass drum
John Altieri, tuba

and a New Orleans Second line Parade

Past recipients include:

  • 2010 Herb Alpert
  • 2011 Barry Harris
  • 2012 Clark Terry
  • 2013 Jon Hendricks
  • 2014 David Baker
  • 2015 Norma Miller
  • 2016 Jimmy Heath
  • 2017 Kidd Jordan
  • 2018 Shelia Jordan
  • 2019 Dick Hyman
  • 2020-2021 Ron Carter
  • 2022 Ran Blake



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