Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp Receives $20,000 Donation in Honor of Michael Jackson and His Legacy of Philanthropy
New York (July 24, 2019) – Several recent news stories, including Biz New Orleans, reported on the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp being the recipient of a $20,000 gift by an anonymous philanthropist who was inspired by the #HonorMJ Campaign.
The Twitter-launched campaign was created for fans around the world to honor Michael Jackson’s life through their own acts of kindness and generosity in in observance of the tenth anniversary of his passing on June 25th. This donation, prompted by the campaign, will be used to support Summer Jazz Camp programs.
An article in JazzTimes quoted Summer Jazz Camp Executive Director Jackie Harris as saying the anonymous donation affirmed that Michael Jackson’s devotion to music, education, and the arts lives on.
This summer, the Summer Jazz Camp is celebrating its 25th year of providing youth and young adults with an intensive jazz program that includes music, dance, and voice education. Held at Loyola University Music & Communications Complex in New Orleans, students from around the country and abroad attend the renowned program each summer. This year, the program ran from June 24-July 12.
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