Straight Ahead Jazz Camp

Jul 08 - Jul 11, 2013

At the Jazz institute of Chicago

Early bird registration: April 26 - June 14, $125 per person
Regular registration: June 15 - June 25, $155 per person

Hello Pops: The Life of Louis Armstrong
Monday, July 8, 10:45am–12:15pm
Wycliffe Gordon
Trace the roots of Louis Armstrong’s life from New Orleans to Chicago to the world at large. This session covers events not just related to his musical genius, but expands them to his life as a person, traveling from boyhood to manhood to world ambassador.
From: http://www.jazzinchicago.org/educates/straight-ahead-jazz-camp-session-descriptions

Pops for the People
Wednesday, July 10, 10:45 am–12:15pm
Wycliffe Gordon
Thiis session will discuss Pops as a power for social justice. When many thought that he was an “Uncle Tom” Louis Armstrong unapologetically spoke out against injustices here in the United States. Pops believed we have to lead the way by example for others to follow if we are truly the great nation we claim to be.

Satchmo, A World of Education
Thursday, July 11, 10:45 am-12:15pm
Wycliffe Gordon
This session will address the importance of educating people, starting with our children, about the life of Louis Armstrong, a man who came from tough circumstances to become one of the most influential musicians and greatest humanitarians of all time. The legacy of Pops has touched all of us, even when we don’t realize it.

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Chicago Illinois

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