New York – A museum in New York dedicated to Louis Armstrong will deliver a letter of thanks to those involved in the Japanese morning TV series “Come Come Everybody” for boosting the popularity of the jazz icon, nicknamed “Satchmo”.
In response to a request by Yoshio and Keiko Toyama of the Wonderful World Jazz Foundation in Japan, Ricky Riccardi, director of research collections at the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of a biography of Satchmo, will send the certificate of gratitude to those who do NHK drama series.
The letter reads, “Your show seems to bring much joy and hope in these uncertain times, just as the music of Louis Armstrong helped the world through difficult times in the 20th century.”
The museum is also believed to have seen a surge in new Satchmo fans across the adora (morning drama series), thanks to his recording of “On the Sunny Side of the Street”, among others.
The New Orleans Jazz Museum, located in Armstrong’s hometown, will also send a thank you letter to the “Come Come Everybody” team.
The letters were to be delivered to members of the show’s team, including Takahiro Kaneko, the TV series’ music manager, at an event to be held at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo.
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