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August 2017

New York Jazz Arranging Workshop – August 22

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
New York Jazz Workshop, 149 West 46 Street
New York,NY10031United States
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This one-day intensive is perfect for learning about how to arrange compositions for jazz ensembles big and small! Students will study and create work using the essential techniques required for jazz arranging such as proper notation, melodic alteration, reharmonization, and orchestration from small group to mid-sized jazz ensemble. Basic principles for big band arranging will be addressed as well. The work of historically important jazz arrangers will be studied (via recordings and/or scores). Topics: -Arranging techniques -Listening…

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Jazz Notation with Sibelius Workshop – August 23rd

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
New York Jazz Workshop, 149 West 46 Street
New York,NY10031United States
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Make the most out of your notation! In this 1-day intensive, students will proceed to learn how to create a jazz lead sheet with chord symbols and rhythmic notation, and how to properly format parts and scores of any size, from quintet to big band. Major emphasis will be placed on using the software’s tools to creatively inspire the compositional process, using features as “Ideas” and “Versions” to avoid compositional “stalls” and to reduce playback dependency. …

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NYJW Series @ Lex Hotel

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Lexington Hotel, 511 Lexington Avenue @ 48th Street
New York,NY10031United States
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Jazz Improvisation Intensive Workshop – Aug. 24 to 27

August 24 @ 11:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
New York Jazz Workshop, 149 West 46 Street
New York,NY10031United States
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NYJW has led this Jazz Improvisation Workshop in conservatories around the world, and have impeccably perfected the key components to teaching improvisation. Taught by Darius Jones and special guest TBD, this intensive covers many different composition styles, as well as harmonic, melodic and rhythmic principles. This program is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists. Syllabus to be posted soon. Dates: August 24 – 25 – 26 – 27 All sessions will be held from 11am to 5pm…

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NYJW Concert Series @ Lex Hotel

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lexington Hotel, 511 Lexington Avenue @ 48th Street
New York,NY10031United States
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New York Jazz Workshop at the Lexington
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Saxophone Summer Intensive – Aug 28th

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
New York Jazz Workshop, 149 West 46 Street
New York,NY10031United States
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Bring your horn to the New York Jazz Workshop this summer! We are thrilled to present this special one-day intensive for saxophonists. This program is open to students of any type of saxophone. Syllabus to be posted soon. Topics: -Ear training -Sound -Technique -Harmony -Improvisation principles -Intervallic movements -Sight reading -Melodic interpretation Dates: Aug 28th All sessions will be held from 11am to 5pm at our main space around the corner of Times Square. More…

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Guitar Summer Intensive Workshop – August 29-30

August 29 @ 11:00 am - August 30 @ 5:00 pm
New York Jazz Workshop, 149 West 46 Street
New York,NY10031United States
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Learn jazz guitar with the two guitar masters this summer! This special 2-day intensive is the perfect setting to fine tune your improvisation, harmony, and technique. Dates: August 29-30 All sessions will be held from 11am to 5pm at our main space around the corner of Times Square. More detailed outline and information on the schedule will follow.

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September 2017

Jazz Improvisation and Theory 2 with Marc Mommaas

With MARC MOMMAAS: Without the ability to put words together a language cannot be spoken. In the Jazz Improvisation and Theory workshop we provide students with the vocabulary and understanding of jazz music theory that is needed to begin improvising with conviction and musicianship. Students will gain valuable experience playing with other musicians of similar levels every week. Together they will explore different harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements through the use of exercises, group improvisation,…

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Polyrhythm and Mixed Meter with Marc Mommaas

September 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Poly-rhythm and Mixed Meter Workshop with MARC MOMMAAS: In this class you will work through a variety of rhythmic principles inspired by today’s Jazz compositions and influenced by rhythmic concepts found in South Indian, North Indian and African music. We will work on accent points, groupings, mixed meter principles and polyrhythm. The main focus is to strengthen inner time by expanding your rhythmic language within a harmonic context. You will be presented with a comprehensive…

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Modern Jazz with Sebastian Noelle

The Modern Jazz Ensemble class offers the opportunity to study the styles of jazz between the 1960s and the present, and incorporate them into one’s own playing. The Modern Jazz Ensemble class will focus on seminal instrumentalists and composers from this period, such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Pat Metheny, Joe Henderson, Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett and Steve Swallow, among others. All of these players have a strong background in bebop but went…

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