Louis Armstrong 12, Amstrong, Armstong, Armstron, Armstrong, Armstrong L.American jazz trumpeter, singer and bandleader, nicknamed "Satchmo" or "Pops". Born 4 August 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (often also noted as 4 July 1900, based on erroneous information from Armstrong himself). Died 6 July 1971 in New York City, New York, USA. Along with Fletcher Henderson he was the instigator of the second wave of jazz, Swing. Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990 (Early Influence).