Armstrong Now!

2022 Hudson Jazz Festival Video Installation

February 10-20, 2022

Image of Melanie Charles and Kayla Farrish from "Inside the Laughing Barrel."

A co-presentation with the Louis Armstrong House Museum 

Featuring Derrick BaskinMelanie CharlesBraxton CookNaomi ExtraKayla FarrishMichael MayoAlita MosesMartha NicholsChristian SandsNegah SantosVuyo SotasheDaniel J Watts, and Brett Williams.

The Louis Armstrong Archives is among the most significant Black archival collections in the world, and one of the most substantial of any jazz musician. Armstrong Now engages world renowned Black artists to respond creatively to the newly digitized Armstrong Archives. The result of these engagements is the development of new collaborative projects, art works, and a suite of short films. Hudson Hall is pleased to partner with LAHM to present a selection of these short films as part of the 2022 Hudson Jazz Festival.

With this new programmatic and interpretive expansion, LAHM aspires to contextualize Armstrong’s contributions firmly within historic and 21st Century constellations of Black making, thinking, and vitality. In the tradition of Louis Armstrong’s role as cultural Ambassador to the world, Armstrong Now engages local and global communities to connect with one another – a global neighborhood in support of music, education, dialogue and community. 

To learn more about Armstrong Now’s evening of music, spoken word, and tap dance, click HERE

Free; available to view during gallery hours