Terry Teachout: Pops, A Life of Louis Armstrong

In his new biography, Terry Teachout draws on newly available sources, including hundreds of private recordings of backstage and after-hours conversations with Louis Armstrong.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
8:30pm @ Central Library

Louis Armstrong was among the greatest jazz musicians of the 20th century and a giant of modern American culture, knocking the Beatles off the top of the charts and writing one of the finest jazz autobiographies.

In Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, Terry Teachout draws on new sources, including hundreds of private recordings of backstage and after-hours conversations. Teachout is an arts columnist for The Wall Street Journal.

This event complements the exhibit The Fine Art of Jazz, on display at the Central Library.

The book will be available for sale.

Listen to the audio