Stanley Crouch – President Emeritus, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation
December 14, 1945 – September 16, 2020

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation (LAEF) is deeply saddened by the passing of Stanley Crouch, President Emeritus of LAEF, author, journalist, critic, playwright, poet and NEA Jazz Master. He died Wednesday, September 16, at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York, at the age of 74, following a long illness. Read More>

Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians (due to COVID-19) DONATE TODAY!

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation | LAEF created The Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians to provide much needed support to musicians in the New York Metropolitan Area. The fund allocated one million dollars to award $1,000 one-time grants to assist individual freelance Jazz Musicians that live and/or work with regularity in the five boroughs of New York City. The fund was opened on April 14, 2020 and closed April 20, 2020. WITH YOUR DONATION WE CAN PROVIDE MORE HELP.

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to Youth, Music &
the Jazz Community

“I want to give back some of the goodness I received.”
– Louis Armstrong

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The Foundation supports organizations who are perpetuating the legacies of Louis and Lucille Armstrong through education, performance, and training.

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The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Board of Directors welcome all contributions and thank you for your donation.


The Foundation continues to contribute in an effort to perpetuate Louis Armstrong’s passion for “giving back to the world some of the goodness he received.” Our grant recipients are dedicated to providing services to youth, music and the Jazz community.


“My whole life has been happiness. Through all the misfortunes… I did not plan anything. Life was there for me, and I accepted it. And life, whatever came out, has been beautiful to me and I love everybody.”
– Louis Armstrong

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