Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp

The Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp is a 25-year-old music education program created in New Orleans in 1995 to honor the city’s native son Louis Armstrong and to augment the lack of music education in schools.  The program is offered to young music students between 10 and 21 years old.  Students must be actively involved in music education in school or private instructions and must have been playing their instrument for a minimum of two years.

Classes are offered in trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, piano, drums, percussions, electric and upright bass, vocals, strings, composition, swing dance and money management. The program is housed at Loyola University New Orleans and presented by the New Orleans Arts and Cultural Host Committee.

World renowned Jazz avante gardist Edward “Kidd” Jordan serves as the camp’s artistic director. Jazz Camp hosts an annual artist-in-residence. Former artists-in-residence include Donald Byrd, Candido Camero, George Duke, Jon Faddis, Wycliffe Gordon, Barry Harris, Chico Hamilton, Donald Harrison Jr., Jimmy Heath, Tootie Heath, Wynton Marsalis, David Murray, William Parker, Nicholas Payton, Rufus Reid, Herlin Riley, Patrice Rushen, Bobby Sanabria, Bob Stewart, Cecil Taylor, Clark Terry, Treme Brass Band, Charenee Wade, and Reggie Workman. Norma “Queen of Swing” Miller serves as the national swing dance resident annually.

The camp has a reputation of excellence with an impressive list of former students — Gregory Agid, Shamarr Allen, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Jon Batiste, Dr. Courtney Bryan, Calvin Johnson, Christian Scott, Big Sammie Williams and many others.

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QUALIFICATIONS

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1969 as a section 501(c)(3) foundation, following a directive and initial donation by Louis Armstrong. Funding for The Foundation comes from the use and exploitation of Armstrong’s intellectual properties. To qualify an organization must be involved in programs that meet the goals of The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.: perpetuating the legacies of Louis and Lucille Armstrong through (Jazz) music education programs such as performance training, master classes, workshops and lectures. The Foundation also provides scholarships to educational institutions through special programs.

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. will, on occasion, consider use of a Fiscal agent.

LETTER OF INTENT (LOI)

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. was created by Louis Armstrong to support music education. Special consideration is given to Jazz music education programs that showcase Louis Armstrong’s music, life and legacy. Priority is given to funding for specific projects and programs incorporating well defined objectives, timetables and broad public benefits. New Grant Applications (NGA) are usually given for a period of time not exceeding one year. An applicant may apply any number of consecutive years if invited. Long-term projects will usually require evaluation for further funding. Capital projects are rarely considered.

The Foundation requires completion of the Letter of Intent (LOI) form stating the intent of your request to submit a full proposal.

Submissions:
Following the submission of the Letter of Intent (LOI), you will receive an auto reply. We will contact you if you are selected to submit a full grant application. If you do not receive an auto reply notice your application has not been registered or received.

NEW GRANT APPLICATION (NGA)

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. was created by Louis Armstrong to support music education. Special consideration is given to Jazz music education programs that showcase Louis Armstrong’s music, life and legacy. Priority is given to funding for specific projects and programs incorporating well defined objectives, timetables and broad public benefits. The NGA is usually given for a period of time not exceeding one year. An applicant may apply any number of consecutive years if invited. Long-term projects will usually require evaluation for further funding. Capital projects are rarely considered.

Unfortunately, due the COVID-19 pandemic The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation is unable to invite any new applicants for the 2021 grant season. In the event that anything changes and you wish to be notified, please send your organization’s contact information to administrator@louisarmstrongfoundation.org 

GRANT RENEWAL APPLICATION (GRA)

Grant Renewal Applications must be submitted online. Once awarded a grant an organization may resubmit but renewal is not guaranteed. To be eligible for consideration of a grant renewal an organization must have been awarded the previous year.

Please note: Grant Renewal Applications with supporting materials and documents are only accepted online. Additional Information may be requested during the review process.

Submissions:
Following the submission of the Grant Renewal Application, you will receive an auto reply. We will contact you regarding our decision. If you do not receive an auto reply notice your application has not been registered or received.


Any questions regarding the Grant Process should be emailed to administrator@louisarmstrongfoundation.org

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MAILING ADDRESS:
The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 287464
New York, NY 10128

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

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