Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp

Every summer, on a very limited budget, the Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp trains 100 young people, ages 10-20, in music and dance. It also offers three week-long training programs in the music business, recording engineering, and music notation technology for advanced students. Camp faculty include leading New Orleans jazz educators and performers, and a highly accomplished national jazz musician as artist-in-residence.

This is the camp's 15th anniversary.

SIGGRAPH 2009 and Basin Street Records are supporting the camp with a New Orleans Music Sampler (digital only and available on Basin Street Records' new digital store and other digital outlets including iTunes and Amazonmp3) that features tracks from all of Basin Street Records' New Orleans-based artists including tracks from the new Kermit Ruffins and Jeremy Davenport CDs.

Basin Street Records is donating all of the proceeds received from this digital record to the camp. Please spread the word. Buy what you can afford; a track ($0.99) or the full album ($9.99). If you are in a position to help send a child to camp and make larger contributions, please do so today at Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp.

If you wish to contact us with your ideas or thoughts, please feel free to contact the SIGGRAPH 2009 + 1 Outreach Chair.