At a time when individualism is becoming an endangered species, jazz represents a celebration of the individual.

— Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

The most floundering Ellis Marsalis, Jr. quotes that will inspire your inner self

Louis Armstrong is the master of the jazz solo.

He became the beacon, the light in the tower, that helped the rest of us navigate the tricky waters of jazz improvisation.


Louis Armstrong was the primary contributor to jazz music in the 20th century.

His improvisational skills served as the principal model for all who came after him, regardless of one's chosen instrument.