Summers In Nola Widen Two Students Perscpectives | NolaVie

July 03, 2014


Two Baltimore natives are continuing jazz music’s long history in New Orleans, its birthplace.

For five and six years, respectively, David Diongue and Sterlin Brown, both 19, have been making the trek down to New Orleans to spend the summers with Positive Vibrations Foundation. PVF seeks to improve the community through music and is host to several day camps.

Full scholarships have brought both David and Sterlin to New Orleans in past summers as students; this year, they’re attending as teaching assistants with the Lusher Jazz Intensive and Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp, both sponsored by the non-profit music organization.

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By Emily Sakamoto |

Summer Arts through Culture Program: a cultural fellowship grant
for teen musicians.