Armstrong Now!

Hudson Jazz Festival 2022

Thursday, February 17, 7pm

A Co-Presentation with the Louis Armstrong House Museum

Featuring Daniel J. Watts & Special Guests

Daniel J. Watts is an actor, writer and poet whose Broadway credits include Hamilton, In the Heights, and a TONY-nominated performance as Ike Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (2020). He was invited by the Louis Armstrong House in Queens, NY to collaborate on Armstrong Now!, a project which brings artists together to create new work in line with Armstrong’s expansive spirit.

Watts, who is also leading a poetry workshop with Hudson City School District students as part of the festival, employs spoken word and music to underscore viewers’ commonalities as well as their unique experiences.

About the Louis Armstrong House Museum
The Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) sustains and promotes the cultural, historical, and humanitarian legacy of Louis Armstrong by preserving and interpreting Armstrong’s house and grounds, collecting and sharing archival materials that document Armstrong’s life and legacy, developing programs for the public that educate and inspire, and engaging with contemporary artists to create performances and new works.

$25 General Admission

To view the full Hudson Jazz Festival lineup and learn about HJF 2022 Festival Passes & Sponsorship opportunities, click here.

COVID SAFETY: All ticket holders to live, in-person events intended for adults are required to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry. For the safety of the community, we are not making exceptions for people unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or children under 12 (unless the event is specifically designed for families and children). Read our updated COVID policy here.

Hudson Hall’s programming is made possible by New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Kathy Hochul and the New York Legislature.