NEW YORK CITY (CelebrityAccess)
The Louis Armstrong House Museum’s year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of “What A Wonderful World” will culminate with the museum’s annual gala paying tribute to Louis Armstrong and those who continue his legacy.
This year’s event, which will be held on January 23, 2018 at Capitale in Manhattan, will include the presentation of the Louie Award the 2017 honoree, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon.
Following the ceremony, Wycliffe Gordon & His International All Stars will close the evening with a special performance.
Past recipients of the Louie Award include Quincy Jones, Dick Cavett, Dr. John, George Avakian, Jon Faddis and Robert F. Smith.
The gala will also feature a special tribute to executive director, Michael Cogswell for his vision and long service to the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Cogswell, was hired as archivist in 1991. After the opening the Louis Armstrong Archives in 1994, Cogswell became executive director of the Louis Armstrong House in 1995.