June 24 – July 12, 2019

Our 2019 Artists-In-Residence


One of the world’s preeminent jazz innovators, trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre, has consistently won both the Readers’ and Critics’ polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz for Best Trombone and for Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist (shells). Turre was born to Mexican-American parents and grew up in the San Francisco Bay area where he absorbed daily doses of mariachi, blues and jazz. While attending Sacramento State University, he joined the Escovedo Brothers salsa band, which began his career-long involvement with that genre. Read More


“The Queen of Swing”

Life-long Artist-in-Resident

The Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp offers the distinct and exceptional honor of experiencing our Life-long Artist-in-Resident, the “Queen of Swing”, Norma Miller. A living legend, she is the last surviving member of the professional swing dance group, Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers. Read Bio


 2018 Louis Armstrong Jazz Pioneer Award Honoree
Sir Edward “Kidd” Jordan

Internationally acclaimed, saxophonist, legend, Sir Edward “Kidd” Jordan is one of the true master improvisers who still performs at age 82. Born May 5, 1935 in Crowley, Louisiana, according to Indie Jazz, Jordan is, “probably, the single most under documented jazz musician of his generation, though…one of the busiest in the world.” A multi-reedist, he plays the baritone, soprano, C-melody and sopranino saxophones, as well as the contrabass and bass clarinet. For more than fifty years he has shared his gifts and passion for music. An educator, after thirty-four years, in 2006 Jordan retired as the chairman of the jazz studies program at Southern University in New Orleans (SUNO). Notably, he continues to serve as the artistic director of the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp since its 1995 inception.  Read More