Louis Armstrong org starts COVID-19 fund for jazz musicians

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Wynton Marsalis, the president of The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation (Photo: Piper Ferguson)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation has launched a $1 million emergency fund to support freelance New York City-area jazz musicians during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s board of directors announced The Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for Jazz Musicians, aimed at providing financial support to jazz vocalists and instrumentalists who have lost income because of the coronavirus. The fund will give one-time grants of $1,000 to jazz musicians that live in the New York City region and work regularly in the five boroughs of New York City. Musicians can currently submit an application on the foundation’s website; the deadline to apply is Monday evening.