Since 1995, the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp has served more than 2,000 fledgling musicians ranging from ages 10 through 21. Long considered to be a provider of world-class jazz education, the Camp offers attendees thorough lessons in refining musical skills including composition, voice and even some dance. Each summer, some of the region’s most notable and accomplished jazz musicians and educators offer their expertise to a new generation of future torchbearers.
The 2018 camp begins June 25 and ends July 13, and organizers have just announced that enrollment is now open. This year, the artists-in-residence include traditional jazz drummer Anthony Bennett, tuba player Julius “Jap” Mckee, trumpeter Kevin Williams, and Social Aid & Pleasure Club members Barbara Lacen-Keller and Norman Dixon Jr. According to Camp organizers, Lacen-Keller and Dixon will focus on the history of benevolent societies and second lines.
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018 Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp, housed on the campus of Loyola University New Orleans, here.