Ricky Riccardi is the Director of Research Collections
for the Louis Armstrong House Museum
and author of What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong’s Later Years
. He runs the online blog, “The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong,” at dippermouth.blogspot.com
and has given lectures on Armstrong at venues around the world, including the Institute of Jazz Studies, the Satchmo Summerfest, the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival.