AMPED music camp for at risk youth gets special lesson from jazz greats

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by WHAS11

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Posted on June 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 19 at 11:30 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—Local musicians are putting on a four week summer camp for at risk children and they got surprised by a famous jazz band.

The camp called AMPED, Academy of Music Production Education and Development, has 15-20 at risk youth participating in Louisville.

The musicians who are helping are donating their time to teach the children about music, songwriting and recording.

The famous Preservation Hall jazz band is touring and heard about the camp and stopped by on Thursday night. They preformed for the group and taught them about jazz.

The program ends in July with a concert and a fundraiser to expand the program into a yearlong one.

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