ハリケーンアイダは、ジャズの偉大なルイアームストロングの第二の故郷であった歴史的建造物を破壊しました

A piece of New Orleansjazz history is now a pile of rubble.

いつ Hurricane Ida hit the city Sunday, 嵐は力をノックアウトしました, 家を平らにし、通りを川に変えた. It also destroyed an old brick building downtown on South Rampart Street, just a few blocks from the French Quarter.
The building hadn’t looked like much in recent years. It sat empty, marred by graffiti and surrounded by vacant lots.
      But it played a key role in the city’s history. In the early 1900s, it became a second home to Louis Armstrongits tenants even helped launch his musical careerlong before he became a jazz icon.
        Back then the building housed the Karnofsky Tailor Shop, run by a family of Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe. As a young boy Armstrong started hanging out with the Karnofskysfive sons and was given a job riding on the family’s coal and junk wagon, blowing atin horn to alert potential customers.
          It was Louisfirst instrument,” 前記 musicologist John Baron in a 1999 インタビュー.
          Jazz icon Louis Armstrong in an  image dated August 30, 1954.

          The Karnofskys lived in an apartment above the shop and often invited young Louis over for meals.
          In Louis Armstrong’s biographyhe recalls the Karnofsky family with great pleasure and saysthat he still has matzo in his kitchen because he loved to eat Jewish food at the Karnofskys,” Baron said. “The Karnofskys were a tremendous, warm influence in his life.
          When he was a little older the family loaned him money to buy his first cornet, a trumpet-like horn, on the condition that he work for them for another year, 彼はそれをしました, Baron said.
          数年後, one of Armstrong’s boyhood friends, Morris Karnofsky, opened the city’s first jazz record store nearby. It became a favorite spot for musicians, and Armstrong made frequent visits over the years.
          Armstrong went on to become a towering figure in jazz and popular music, appealing to Black and White audiences alike with his deep, resonant voice and virtuosic trumpet playing. 彼はで死んだ 1971.
            Efforts to restore the building as a city landmark have not materialized. に 2019, インクルード New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that a real estate firm had bought part of the Rampart Street block, including the Karnofsky store, and planned to restore it to pay homage to jazz history.
            But today the store is a pile of crumpled metal, brick and wood.

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