Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp
25 Years of Service to Children
JOHN BAPTISTE- MUSICIAN
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.
PAUL SIMMS – HIP HOP/RAP ARTIST, PRODUCER
Jazz camp is where I learned the fundamental necessities of music. When I entered college as a music major, I was significantly ahead of my peers with understanding music theory.
CALVIN JOHNSON- MUSICIAN
Jazz Camp gave me an invaluable experience and knowledge that I still call upon today in my professional life….the camp has imparted to me many levels of musical and humanitarian wisdom.
TROY “TROMBONE SHORTY” ANDREWS – MUSICIAN
Having the opportunity to go to Jazz Camp gave me the foundation and the tools for me to build my career as an artist and to become the person I am today.
CHRISTIAN SCOTT aTUNDE ADJUAH – MUSICIAN
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.
NICHOLAS OXLEY – INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
It is one thing to learn how to play and it’s another to be amongst a group of people with the shared intent to keep the language of New Orleans alive.