For The Wonderful World™ of Louis Armstrong All Stars CD, please visit the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Official Store:


The 13-track tribute CD, A Gift to Pops was released Friday, October 15, 2021 in conjunction with LAEF and Verve Records, also makes a great gift for family and friends. It is a swinging and sensational reimagining of Armstrong-associated songs performed by an impressive assemblage of predominately New Orleans musicians, The Wonderful World™ of Louis Armstrong All Stars. The personnel includes pianists Courtney Bryan and Davell Crawford, bassist Reginald Veal, banjo virtuoso Donald Vappie, trumpeter Ashlin Parker, tenor saxophonist Roderick Paulin, drummer/vocalist Herlin Riley, vocalists Niki Haris and Menia Chester, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, and trumpeters Wendell Brunious and Nicholas Payton. Special guests include guitarist Derwin, “Big D” Perkins, the celebrated Chicago rapper Common and the multi award-winning trumpeter and President of LAEF, Wynton Marsalis.