Louis Armstrong Museum to Send Letter Thanking Japanese Drama Series

Society Culture

New York, Feb. 14 (Jiji Press)--A museum in New York dedicated to Louis Armstrong will give a letter of appreciation to people involved in the "Come Come Everybody" Japanese morning television drama series for elevating the popularity of the jazz icon, nicknamed Satchmo.

In response to a request made 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 the author of a Satchmo biography, will send the certificate of gratitude to those who are making the drama series of public broadcaster NHK, or Japan Broadcasting Corp.

The letter says, "Your show seems to be bringing a lot of joy and hope during these uncertain times, just as Louis Armstrong's music helped get the world through some tough times in the 20th Century."

The museum is believed to have also welcomed a rise in the number of new Satchmo fans through the "asadora" morning drama series, which draws viewers to him by featuring his "On the Sunny Side of the Street," among others.

The New Orleans Jazz Museum in the hometown of Armstrong in Louisiana will also send a letter of appreciation to the Come Come Everybody team.

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