Louis Armstrong

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Louis Armstrong Pencil Portrait
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The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.


A3 Pencil Print-Price £45.00-Purchase

A4 Pencil Print-Price £30.00-Purchase

*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.

P&P is not included in the above prices.


Last Update : 09/10/17

Louis Armstrong was the greatest of all Jazz musicians, defining in his own unique way, what it was to play Jazz. His technical virtuosity, infectious joy and spontaneity, and that amazingly quick, inventive musical mind still dominate Jazz to this day. Only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on the history of Jazz as Louis Armstrong did.

Speaking for his native America, Tony Bennett rather aptly puts it :

The bottom line of any country in the world is ‘What did we contribute to the world?’…we contributed Louis Armstrong.’

Recommended listening

Desert Island Discs (BBC Radio) 1968


Long missing from the BBC archives, the programme was rescued from Armstrong’s estate – the trumpeter had thankfully requested a personal copy of his appearance on the show – and is now back in the BBC archive and available to listen via:


Ella & Louis (1956)

The first of three projects with the First Lady of Song, this 11 song set was recorded in one day flat. Recording at Capitol Studios with the Oscar Peterson Quartet, comprised of Peterson on piano, Fitzgerald’s ex-husband Ray Brown on bass, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Buddy Rich on drums, our intrepid duo would fashion one of the greatest collaborations in the history of jazz music, or all of popular music for that matter. If you already own it, then you’ll understand what I’m talking about. If not, then buy it and when you’ve caught up, then we’ll talk……………………….


Ella & Louis again (1957)


The Louis Armstrong House Museum


An extremely useful starting point for all things Satchmo.