Hoist the main sails. Let your flag fly high.
Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana. His name will forever be synonymous with the city, just as his improvisational style, charismatic stage presence, and deep, raspy voice will forever be synonymous with jazz itself. As well as shifting the American consciousness of jazz from band to soloist, Louis' incredible talent forced Americans to see an artist’s skin color as secondary to their music. In honor of his legacy, we humbly offer this emblem. To the man who always lived to the tune of his own horn, we salute you!