Uptown Jazz Youth Orchestra

Members of Professional Uptown Jazz Orchestra teach, mentor, and perform with students creating an environment for instruction during rehearsals and live performances. Students are recruited from other programs and via referrals.

Swinging with the Cool School

Originally designed to be an intro to jazz for tots, [and to uplift the well being of kids at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans,]  UJO’s premiere children’s program, Swinging with the Cool School, has provided an opportunity for thousands of students across the nation to learn about the true original art form of jazz through its African-American history, stories and sounds.


Seeking Satch

Trumpet competition in style of Louis Armstrong held Early Summer annually. Program has potential to develop curriculum for distribution to middle and high schools. Partner with French Market’s Amy Kirk initially.

Winner plays during Satchmo Fest. Winner receives all expense paid trip to Germany, engraved trumpet for 1st and 2nd place winner.

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