Celebrate the life and legacy of Louis Armstrong on February 12 at the Escanaba Campus, and on February 13 at the Iron Mountain Campus.
ESCANABA & IRON MOUNTAIN, MI – Bay College and the Diversity Committee are excited to announce a special Black History event, celebrating the life and legacy of the incomparable Louis Armstrong. This event, “Satchmo the Great: The Life and Significance of Louis Armstrong” will take place at the Escanaba Campus Library on Monday, February 12 at 2pm ET, and in the Lower Commons at the Iron Mountain Campus on Tuesday, February 13 at 2pm CT. This event is free and open to the public.
Louis Armstrong, affectionately known as “Satchmo,” was not only a jazz genius, but also a crossover media superstar whose influence transcended musical boundaries. Recognized as one of the most influential people of the 20th century by Time Magazine, Armstrong’s journey from poverty to worldwide fame is a testament to his resilience and talent. His music has touched the hearts of millions, and his legacy continues to inspire generations.
Phil Lynch, an award-winning educator, author, and performer of jazz and the Great American Songbook, will lead the event. With over 30 years of experience inspiring and entertaining audiences, Lynch is uniquely qualified to delve into the life and significance of Louis Armstrong. His book “Live Like Louis,” which offers life lessons based on Armstrong’s teachings, was met with critical acclaim, and became an Amazon Top 20 book upon its release. For more information on this book, please visit its companion website: “Live Like Louis.”
“We are thrilled to host this event celebrating the life of Louis Armstrong,” said Amy Reddinger, VP of Arts & Sciences and Diversity, Equity, and Belonging at Bay College. “Armstrong’s impact on music and culture is undeniable, and we are honored to be guided by Phil Lynch on this learning journey.”
Attendees can expect an engaging and informative presentation that highlights Armstrong’s contributions to music, culture, and society as a whole. From his humble beginnings to his enduring influence, “Satchmo the Great” promises to be an enlightening experience for all.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Amy Reddinger, VP of Arts & Sciences and Diversity, Equity, and Belonging at p: (906)-217-4068 or e: email@example.com.