AMPED music camp for at risk youth gets a special lesson from Preservation Hall Jazz band

Local musicians in the Louisville, KY area have been putting on a four week summer camp for at risk children, and on June 19th, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band surprised their students.

The camp called AMPED, Academy of Music Production Education and Development, has 15-20 at risk youth participating.The musicians who are helping are donating their time to teach the children about music, songwriting and recording. The program ends in July, with a concert and fundraiser to expand the program into a yearlong one.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band had heard about the camp and came to perform for the group, in addition to teaching them about Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Check out some photos below:

 

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For more information on AMPED, visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AMPEDLouisville.  If your school or after-school program would like to have an outreach event with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on tour, contact Ashley Shabankareh at ashley@preshallfoundation.org.

 

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