Jack Bradley

On March 21, 2021, Louis Armstrong’s close friend and personal photographer Jack Bradley passed away at the age of 87. Bradley’s monumental Armstrong collection is an integral part of our Archives. We have been drawing heavily upon it for a series of tribute posts to tell the story of Louis and Jack, with many more installments to come.

“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 1–The First Encounters
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 2–Webster Hall 1960
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 3–MSG and Newport 1960
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 4–Ellington Session, Scarsdale, and More!
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 5–Freedomland 1961
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 6–60 Years of The Real Ambassadors
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 7–Fan Mail, Queens, Goodyear Film and Newport
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 8–New Jersey Gigs, Madison Square Garden and the “Louis Armstrong Is God Society”
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 9–Pops Visits Bourbon Street
“The Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 10–All Stars Rehearsal at Steinway Hall
“The World’s Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 11–Louis Armstrong Day at the World’s Fair
“The World’s Greatest Photo Taker”: Remembering Jack Bradley Part 12–Freedomland 1964
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