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

The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation | LAEF, has created The Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians to provide much needed support to musicians in the New York Metropolitan Area. The fund has 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. 

Giving Back

to Youth, Music & the Jazz Community

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


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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