History Lecture Series: Seriously Satchmo: The Importance of Louis Armstrong, The Early Years – Chris Coulter


at the Wilton Library

In this lecture, Chris Coulter will explore Louis Armstrong’s early life and his important recordings that laid the groundwork for his most influential and remarkable career as one of our country’s most prominent musicians.

Chris Coulter is a longtime local professional musician and Connecticut state-certified music educator. Chris currently leads a band dedicated to playing early traditional jazz and swing music named “The Blue River Jazz Band” www.theblueriverjazzband.com. Chris has been performing on saxophones, flute and voice for over thirty years and he currently teaches music in the New Canaan Public Schools. Chris has his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Bridgeport and his Master of Science in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University.

The moderator is Max Gabrielson.

Register for this lecture here.

In the thirteenth year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme, “Jazzed Up: The History of Jazz in America.” The series locations are Wilton Library (137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton) and the Wilton Historical Society (224 Danbury Road, Wilton).

The series is sponsored by the Charles Schwab Corporation. The media sponsor is The Wilton Bulletin.  Informal receptions follow each talk. There is no charge, but donations are always welcomed. Registration is required for each lecture individually.