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Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp Celebrating 30 Years with Benefit Concert

07:00 July 09, 2024
By: Lillian Foster

Jazz and Culinary Delights

The Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp is celebrating 30 years of music education with the 2024 Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp Benefit Concert on July 10, featuring performances by the Jazz Camp Senior Student Ensemble and some of the city's most acclaimed musicians.

Presented by the New Orleans Arts and Cultural Host Committee, the concert will take place at The George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is paired with a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Pamela Pierre Brown of Gourmet Sacred Soul Kitchen Therapy.

Guests have the opportunity to enjoy performances by the 2024 artist-in-residence Fred Wesley, a renowned trombonist who has worked with and arranged for James Brown, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, and more.

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NEA Jazz Master and Jazz Camp artistic director Donald Harrison is also set to perform, along with special guest performer and MC Davell Crawford, Grammy winner Darius "Deezle" Harrison, and countless others.

Dinner and concert tickets can be purchased online for $175. For those just looking to enjoy the jams, concert tickets excluding the dinner can be purchased for $50.

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp

Founded in 1995, the Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp (LSASJC) is a jazz education program designed to develop the next generation of jazz artists and foster a deep appreciation of the art form.

LSASJC boasts an impressive alumni roster with notable local and national musicians such as Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jonathan "Jon" Batiste, and Dr. Courtney Bryan.

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The camp takes place at Loyola University New Orleans and includes three weeks of intense music education education classes. Students eligible to participate in LSASJC must be between the ages of 10 and 21 years old and instrumentalists must have two years of experience while presently studying in a music education program either in school or through private instruction.

To learn more about the Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp, visit louisarmstrongjazzcamp.com.

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