Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians


Public applications are accepted Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 9:00am EST through midnight Monday, April 20, 2020 EST and will be evaluated and approved  on a first come first served basis. Applications must be submitted online and will be evaluated by the selection committee.

Applicants must:

  • Meet all requirements and criteria to apply.
  • Have access to a smart phone or computer.
  • Be able to verify residency in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area
  • demonstrate need.
  • Be prepared to submit at least 2 professional references (bandleader, sideman, presenter, producer, or venue manager or owner).
  • Provide two locations (venue, club or performance center) where you regularly work.
  • Provide biographical information regarding your professional career.
  • Provide the required documents to process and evaluate the application (must be downloaded).
  • Have an account at a US bank.
  • Be prepared to submit something indicating how the money was spent.

We advise you have all the necessary documents on hand before you begin filling out the application.  

Please email any questions you may have to

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


The Louis Armstrong Educational
Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 20681
New York, NY 10021

10 East 40th Street - Suite 2710
New York, NY  10016


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