Summer Series

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Jazz Intensives Summer 2016 – General Information

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 8th 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 have accumulated during our first six years and it based on the expertise and vibrant personalities of our incredible team. Our faculty  includes musicians that are […]

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July 18-20 Composition Arranging Intensive

We are very excited to introduce to you our three-day intensives as part of our Summer 2016 series.  Program Description: In the Composition/Arranging Intensive, you’ll find your muse and learn how to create your own material for jazz ensembles. Taught by composer/trombonist Alan Ferber, this special three-day program focuses on writing and arranging music for jazz groups big and small. You’ll learn constructive techniques on how to develop your creative process and make your compositions come to life! […]

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July 21-24 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, Tim Horner and Tony Moreno. 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 joined by […]

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July 25-27 Saxophone Intensive

We are very excited to introduce to you our three-day intensives as part of our Summer 2016 series.  Program Description: 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 posted […]

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July 28-31 Summer Clinic – Guitar Intensive 11am to 5pm

This summer clinic guitar intensive is led by two of the world’s leading jazz guitar voices. 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 workshop is an […]

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August 1-3 Piano/Keyboard Intensive

We are very excited to introduce to you our three-day intensives as part of our Summer 2016 series.  Program Description: Immerse yourself in this special three-day summer intensive taught by three extraordinary pianists: Amina Figarova, Frank Kimbrough, and one TBA. 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, solo […]

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Aug. 4-7 Vocal Intensive for Beginners 11am to 5pm

The Summer Workshop – Vocal Intensive for Beginners will allow you to learn what it takes to be a professional jazz vocalist. This summer jazz workshop focuses on a variety of important vocal techniques. Renowned singer, Olivia Foschi helps students develop and enjoy their unique singing voice. Participants will also get a chance to share the stage with Olivia during a live performance at the Lexington Hotel or another venue. This is your opportunity to be heard in a big […]

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August 8-10 Choir Intensive

We are very excited to introduce to you our three-day intensives as part of our Summer 2016 series.  Program Description: Find your voice learning to sing with a jazz choir! Lead by vocalist Jocelyn Medina, the three-day intensive will focus on the music of the great vocal ensembles and push the limits of genre and style. The guest artist for the class will be guitarist and educator Richard Boukas, who will accompany the choir and […]

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Aug. 11-14 Vocal Intensive; Intermediate to Advanced. 11am to 5pm

Expand your voice. This summer vocal intensive is an opportunity for vocalists to improve their skills under the guidance of a true professional. The workshop is led by the multi-talented and accomplished, Fay Victor, who focuses on topics such as vocal styling, phrasing, ear training, rhythmic diversity, improvisation, vocal health, diction and more. Participants will also get a chance to share the stage with Fay during a live performance at the Lexington Hotel. Register today and […]

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August 15-17 Drums & Percussion Intensive

We are very excited to introduce to you our three-day intensives as part of our Summer 2016 series.  Program Description: Explore rhythm, time, and drums in this special three-day summer intensive! The Drums & Percussion Intensive will be taught by three masters of rhythm, including Ari Hoenig. Each day will be led by a different faculty member offering their unique perspectives on rhythm, technique, and more. Syllabus to be posted soon. Topics: Rhythmic ear training, reading, introduction in […]

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Aug. 18-21 Rhythm Intensive for all instruments 11am to 5pm

The Summer Workshop – Rhythm Intensive for all instruments, will allow you to take a journey through rhythm and time with A-list New York City jazz musician and instructor, Tony Moreno. This summer jazz workshop covers topics such as swing feel, composition, mixed meter, polyrhythm, playing in rhythm sections, ear training, technique, sound, form and soloing. Tony will also be joined by a special guest artist. Register today for your chance to study rhythm with a […]

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August 22-24 Brass Intensive

We are very excited to introduce to you our three-day intensives as part of our Summer 2016 series.  Program Description: Connect with your instrument and expand your musical horizons in this special three-day summer intensive taught by some extraordinary musicians: Trumpeter Dave Scott and trombonist Chris Washburne. Each day will be led by a different faculty member offering their unique perspectives on technique, improvisation, and more. Syllabus to be posted soon. Topics: Ear training, sight reading, […]

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Aug. 25-28 Big Band Intensive

The New York Jazz Workshop is excited to announce its Summer Big Band Intensive under the direction of Ron Horton. He will expose the players in this ensemble to some of the many different styles that big bands have covered over many decades, from the earlier style of Basie and Ellington, through the freer styles of more recent times. In this setting, players will learn to work on the finer points of ensemble playing such as […]