The Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians offers one time grants of $1000 to jazz musicians who regularly work in New York City and live in the region. The deadline for applying for the grant is Monday, April 20th. APPLY HERE
“The entire jazz ecosystem has been shut down, and the jazz community is devastated. To mitigate some of the loss, this fund will award an unprecedented $1 million to assist qualifying musicians in need,” said Wynton Marsalis, president of The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation which is sponsoring the initiative, “Although this is a very large fund for an institution of our size, we are doing what we know ‘Pops’ would do; and we welcome individual, foundations and other organizations to join us in supporting this underserved community.”
Marsalis’ father, Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of a large New Orleans jazz family, died of Covid-19 on April 1st.
More information about the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and the Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians can be found on their website.