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.
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