The Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp was created in New Orleans in 1995 to provide quality music education to youth in the city where it was created. The camp is offered to young music students between the ages of 10 and 21 years old. Students must be actively involved in a music education program through school or private instructions and must have been playing their instruments for a minimum of two years.
Classes are offered in trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, piano, drums, percussions, electric and upright bass, jazz vocals, composition, improvisatory techniques, jazz history and swing dance. The program is housed at Loyola University New Orleans and presented by the New Orleans Arts and Cultural Host Committee.
Edward "Kidd" Jordan serves as the camp's artistic director. Jazz Camp hosts an annual artist-in-residence. Former artists-in-residence include Donald Byrd, Candido Camero, George Duke, Jon Faddis, Wycliffe Gordon, Barry Harris, Chico Hamilton, Donald Harrison Jr., Jimmy Heath, Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Rufus Reid, Herlin Riley, Bobby Sanabria, Bob Stewart, Cecil Taylor, Clark Terry and Reggie Workman. Norma "Queen of Swing" Miller serves as the national swing dance resident annually.