Live Music

Soak Up Some Satchmo

Iconic jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong is honored at this tribute show at Kingsborough College on October 13

Photo of Eddie Allen by Alexey Karpovich

New Orleans native Louis Armstrong was and is one of the most influential and powerful figures in the world of jazz. His growling singing voice, full-bodied horn tone, and spectacularly prolific work as a bandleader and composer made him a musical powerhouse and ubiquitous public figure for nearly half a century. Brooklyn’s On Stage at Kingsborough is honoring Armstrong with a full evening of jazz from three legendary-in-their-own-right trumpeters: Cecil Bridgewater, a regular sideman with Max Roach and Horace Silver; Duane Eubanks, from Dave Holland’s Big Band; and Milwaukee journeyman Eddie Allen, who played with Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie. A ticket gets you a full night of sharp tunes and two glasses of wine to be savored alongside the venue’s (a lighthouse on Manhattan Beach!) gorgeous oceanside view.

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Louis Armstrong; courtesy of 3HREE for Louis

Why You Should Go: Summer may be over, but you can still hear live music by the water. This one-of-a-kind lighthouse venue is a special place to explore Armstrong’s formidable catalog of classic jazz tunes.

3hree for Louis
On Stage at Kingsborough at the Lighthouse
2001 Oriental Boulevard, Manhattan Beach
Friday, October 13
7 p.m.

Spend the night honoring a jazz great; we can reserve your seat.