Summer Series

Study jazz music in New York City, the jazz capital of the world! See for yourself how the New York Jazz Workshop has provided the highest quality summer intensive programs and jazz camps since 2008.

Jazz Intensives Summer 2017 – General Information
Welcome to the New York Jazz Workshop 9th annual Jazz Summer Intensive. Since 2009 the New York Jazz Workshop has been providing excellence in Jazz education. If you are a musician and/or a singer looking to improve your musicianship, this is the right place. The New York Jazz Workshop’s 9th Jazz Intensive Summer series is going to be an incredible experience for both participants and teachers alike. Our program has been built on the wealth of knowledge that we […]
July 19th Saxophone Intensive
About the Program 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: July 19th All sessions will be held from 11am to 5pm at our main space around the corner of Times Square. More detailed outline and […]
July 20-23 Jazz Improvisation – Intensive. 11am to 5pm
Learn the art of improvisation in our Summer Workshop – Jazz Improvisation with New York Jazz Workshop faculty members Marc Mommaas, Mark Sherman, and Tony Moreno. About the Program These three jazz masters have led this workshop in conservatories around the world, and have impeccably perfected the key components to teaching improvisation. This workshop covers many different composition styles, as well as harmonic, melodic and rhythmic principles. Marc Mommaas will lead the program and will be […]
July 24 Notation with Finale and Sibelius
About the Program 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 […]
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July 25th Arranging Techniques
About the Program 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: […]
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Aug. 17-20: Brazilian Music Intensive
Brazilian Music Intensive from August 17 to August 20th with Vitor Goncalvez and Vanderlei Pereira, Get hip to the sound and rhythms of Brazil. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of Brazilians styles, such as Bossa Nova, Samba, Partido Alto, Choro, Baião, Xote, Frevo, Maracatu and Ijexá. Musicians will have a chance to develop their skills on playing these styles, accompanying, improvising, and phrasing using the appropriate patterns, accents and articulations within each style. […]
August 21st – Music Composition
About the Program Learn to write your own music! In this exciting 1-day intensive, students will learn about the process of creating original jazz compositions. By analyzing works from the jazz repertoire, participants will gain new incites into the roles of melody, harmony, improvisation, and form within a variety of compositions. Students will walk away inspired and encouraged to apply these techniques to their own compositions. Emphasis will also be placed on the “writing process” and how to jump […]
August 22 – Arranging
About the Program 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: […]
Aug 24 to 27 Improvisation Intensive
About the Program NYJW has led this Jazz Improvisation Workshop in conservatories around the world, and have impeccably perfected the key components to teaching improvisation. 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 at our main space around […]
August 28th Notation with Finale and Sibelius
About the Program 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 […]
July 25-27 Saxophone Intensive
We are very excited to introduce to you our three-day intensives as part of our Summer 2016 series.  About the Program Study saxophone with the masters! NYJW is ecstatic to present this special three-day intensive taught by three incredible saxophonists: Dave Liebman, John O’Gallagher, and Scott Robinson. Each day will be led by a different faculty member offering their unique perspective. This program is open to students of any type of saxophone. Syllabus to be […]
July. 27-30 Summer Clinic – Guitar Intensive 11am to 5pm
This summer clinic guitar intensive is led by two of the world’s leading jazz guitar voices. About the Program Vic Juris, who teaches at the New School, has recorded and collaborated with jazz legends and has authored several educational guitar books. Kenny Wessel has played with the Ornette Coleman band for over 10 years. He is part of the NYJW faculty and tours the world with various groups. Along with special guest, Marc Mommaas, this […]
July 31 Aug 1-2 Piano/Keyboard Intensive
We are very excited to introduce to you our three-day intensives as part of our Summer 2016 series.  About the Program Immerse yourself in this special three-day summer intensive taught by three extraordinary pianists: Amina Figarova, Frank Kimbrough, and Jacob Sacks. Each day will be led by a different faculty member offering their unique perspective on comping, soloing, technique, and much more. Syllabus to be posted soon. Topics: Ear training, technique, sound, improvisation, reading, comping, […]
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