American jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader, nicknamed "Satchmo" or "Pops".
Born 4 August 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (often also noted as 4 July 1900, based on erroneous information from Armstrong himself).
Died 6 July 1971 in New York City, New York, USA.
Along with [a=Fletcher Henderson] he was the instigator of the second wave of jazz, Swing.
Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990 (Early Influence).