In addition to tons of great live music, Satchmo SummerFest includes a series of seminars on all aspects of Louis Armstrong's life and career. These seminars happen in the Old US Mint on the 3rd floor.
If you can't make it to the Fest, you can still experience the seminars, which will be streamed live on the "Music at the Mint" site.
See the schedule for seminars below. For detailed descriptions of each session, click here.
11:30 am – Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism
12:30 pm – New Orleans, Chicago and the African American Take on Jazz, 1925-1929
1:30 pm – The Storyville Exodus Revisited, or ‘Why Louis Didn’t Leave in 1917 Like the Movie Said He Did?’
2:30 pm – Louis Armstrong – Civil Rights Pioneer
3:30 pm – Africa to Armstrong- African roots of Jazz
4:30 pm – Cinematic Satch: Satchmo the Great
11:30 am – Disciples of Pops: Jack Bradley and Ruby Braff
12:30 pm – “Red Beans and Ricely Yours”: Louis Armstrong and Food
1:30 pm – Louis Armstrong in Denmark
2:30 pm – In New Orleans, Pops is Still “The Man”
3:30 pm – The Deeper Link between Rampart Street Jews and the Birth of Jazz: “Bricolage”
4:30 pm – Cinematic Satch: New Discoveries of Louis Armstrong on Television
11:30 am – From the Streets to the Academy and Beyond: the Brice Miller Story
12:30 pm – Satchmo the Singer
1:30 pm – Taking Louis’ Lead: Armstrong’s New Orleans Clarinetists
2:30 pm – Hello Pops!
3:30 pm – Seminar All-Stars Talk and Play Pops
4:30 pm – Cinematic Satch: Louis Armstrong’s Last Years