Louis Armstrong grew up in New Orleans. As a young man, a musician named King Oliver became Armstrong's mentor and started Armstrong's musical career.
Louis replace King Oliver in Kid Ory's band. That band was the most popular band in New Orleans at that time.
After getting a call from King Oliver, Armstrong went to Chicago. When he was there, Armstrong joined Oliver in his Creole Jazz Band as the second cornet.
What Armstrong was known for
He eventually went on to record music with his band, called the Hot Five Band with Okeh Records. They recorded more than 60 records.
Armstrong went on to perform in many Hollywood movies later in his life. One of his most popular movies was Hello, Dolly!
Louis Armstrong was a famous singer, musician and actor. He was most known for being a jazz trumpeter and singer in the 1920s. Armstrong influenced jazz because he created a new method called scat singing.