Memorabilia From National Museum of African American History & Culture

ArmstrongTrumpet

Louis Armstrong's Selmer Trumpet; Paris, c. 1930

This trumpet was owned By Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, considered an improvisational genius in jazz who taught the world to swing. He continues to have a profound impact on music to this day.

Louis Armstrong’s Selmer Trumpet; Paris, c. 1930

This trumpet was owned By Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, considered…

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution