About Us

The New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp was founded by Banu Gibson, Leslie Cooper, and Anita Hemeter. Their love for the music inspired the idea for a camp to be held in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. The camp project gained momentum when these three discovered they had the same passion to create such a camp. Currently the camp is run by Executive Director Banu Gibson and Production Director Leslie Cooper.

New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp

Mission Statement


To teach and perpetuate the musical style of early jazz music as it originated in New Orleans.

To create a yearly musical event in New Orleans that will raise the level of musicianship and knowledge of early jazz.

To expose traditional jazz to a larger audience.

To attract musicians from around the world to New Orleans to learn traditional jazz.



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New Orleans Tradtional Jazz Camp
PO Box 15851
New Orleans, LA 70175
(504) 895-0037