“There are no camps like this that I’ve experienced in my time as a student or as an educator…I was shown that I could be all I dreamed of becoming. That I/we were valid and in complete control of our destinies.” Musician, producer, educator Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
“Jazz camp is the single most influential experience of my life.” Musician, educator Gregory Agid
“As a child I couldn’t understand the magnitude of the impact Jazz Camp would have on me… The camp impacted my life in many ways and for that I am forever grateful.” Musician, vocalist, arranger Shamarr Allen
“My love for jazz began at the camp. It was also where I realized that I was a part of musical and cultural lineage that has great importance in the world.” Jon Batiste, musician, singer, composer, arranger and artistic director of, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
“Jazz camp has helped shape the way I approach music as a musician and educator. We were all taught by world-class faculty, encouraged to develop our own voice, and introduced to special professional opportunities…” Musician, educator, composer Dr. Courtney Bryan
2020 LOUIS “SATCHMO” ARMSTRONG SUMMER JAZZ CAMP
June 30 – July 17, 2020
Stefon Harris’ passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. Heralded as “one of the most important artists in jazz” (Los Angeles Times), he is a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award, the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, has earned four GRAMMYTM nominations, and has been named Best Mallet player eight times by the Jazz Journalist Association. He was also chosen Best Vibes in the 2018 and 2017 Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll, the 2016 Jazz Times Expanded Critics Poll, the 2014 Jazz Times Critics Poll and the 2013 Downbeat Critics Poll. NPR’s All Things Considered praised Mr. Harris’ audacious CD Urbanus, which also earned a GRAMMY TM nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, as one of “The Year’s Best New Jazz” recordings. As a member of the SFJAZZ Collective, their 2014 CD, Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder, won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album.