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Inspired by the greatest American brassman of them all, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band (formerly known as Gully Low Jazz Band) breathes life and passion into the roots of America’s own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian, who had produced many of Armstrong's seminal recordings had said of the LAEB that: “there has never been a band quite like this one.”  Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland Jazz Club, tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that featured talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, trumpeter Bria Skonberg, and drummer Marion Felder. Since 1980, this acoustically electrifying group has appeared nationally and internationally in varied settings with guest musicians have included Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Jon Hendricks, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, and blues great Big Joe Turner, whose recording with the band, one of five it has made, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1986.