Lil Hardin Armstrong
Born: 1898

Lil Hardin helped introduce America to jazz music. She
was a dedicated jazz pianist, who established a
reputation as “Hot Miss Lil,” one of the few female band
ensemble members of the 1920’s. She played on many
of the first jazz recordings ever made and she wrote
many of the early songs of the jazz era. Though she
might be identified in the jazz world as the wife of Louis
Armstrong, she was much more than that.

Lil Armstrong was born Lillian Beatrice Hardin on
February 3, 1898. Her grandmother,… Continue

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