First captured on “West End Blues” and other now-classic recordings, Louis Armstrong’s innovations immediately changed the face of American music. He was a dazzling showman and a true musical genius. A biography of the famous trumpeter who was one of the first great improvisers in jazz history. The story of the black musician who rose from poverty in New Orleans to the heights of the jazz world. One of America’s most beloved entertainers, Louis Armstrong revolutionized jazz and helped establish it as the nation’s first highly popular black art form.