Louis Armstrong Celebrated in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Musician Louis Armstrong called Queens home for more than 20 years and his contribution to the arts was highlighted in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this weekend.
The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College held its fourth annual Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival on Saturday.
Dozens came to see other artists put their spin on the jazz legend's music.
Organizers of the concert said Armstrong’s impact on the music world still resonates today.
"We want people here to understand and appreciate how much he's done to create jazz, popular music and all the legacies of all the artists today that are going to come here and in some way jazz and improvise on Louis Armstrong's music," said Jeff Rosenstock, the Executive Director of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.
According to Armstrong's official website the artist settled in Corona after years and years on the road.
His old home is now a museum that people can visit.