Weekly Workshops

Weekly jazz workshops are ongoing classes for adult students (17 and up) organized by level and musical style. They can be joined at any time according to availability. All classes have a hands-on approach, and every week students will learn important musical techniques in an ensemble setting. Maximum 7 students per class. Students will perform recitals in jazz venues around NYC twice per year.

Brazilian music workshop
Brazilian Ensemble Sunday 12:00 to 2:00pm
The New York Jazz Workshop is proud to present The “Brazilian Ensemble” Class. This workshop will be co-hosted by two fantastic teachers, Vitor Gonçalves and Vanderlei Pereira, and meets every Sundays from 2 to 4pm. The teachers will take turns hosting the class and occasionally will teach together. 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 […]
BEBOP 2 Workshop Friday 8:00 to 10:00PM
Bebop Workshop with CARLO DEROSA: Lear the language of Bebop the style at the root of the modern jazz language. The goal of the course is to explain the nature of this music through the analysis of compositions by major musicians of that era: Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, etc. This class allows you to play as much as possible while touching on the specific concepts of Bebop. It focuses […]
Intro to Jazz Improvisation 1A Sunday 12:00 to 2;00
Intro to Jazz Improvisation is expertly lead by saxophonist/composer Darius Jones. This ongoing course offers a path for musicians to enter the world of jazz improvisation. In a welcoming and non-judgmental environment, participants will be encouraged to play and improvise. During the class Darius Jones will demonstrate and teach various devises such as scales, modes, chords, various tunes and chord progressions. Twice per year participants will have the opportunity to perform a showcase at Smalls jazz […]
Let’s sing with Jocelyn Medina Thursday 6;00 to 8:00 pm
et's SIng with Jocelyn Medina! This is a beginner / intermediate for all people with a desire to sing.
Intro to Jazz Improvisation 1B TUESDAYS 5:30PM
Introduction to Jazz Improvisation 1B with Jazz Flutist Bart Platteau The Intro to Jazz Improvisation Workshop is open to all instrumentalists who have a desire to improvise. Every class, youʼll play songs from the jazz repertoire with your fellow musicians and learn to improvise on every tune. Beginner Level. Twice a year, the New York Jazz Workshop schedules a concert performance for the student classes/workshops. This usually takes place at Smalls Jazz Club in the Village and in other […]
New York Jazz Workshop Big Band SUNDAYS 12pm
About: The New York Jazz Workshop is excited to announce its new New York Jazz Workshop Big Band under the direction of Ron Horton. As an arranger, Ron has worked with such jazz artists as Andrew Hill, groups such as the Jazz Composers Collective and co-leads a tentet with drummer Tim Horner. He will expose the players in this ensemble to some of the many different styles that big bands have covered over many decades, […]
Kenny Wessel's Guitar Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble tba
With KENNY WESSEL This Guitar Ensemble will work with 4-5 guitarists playing arrangements for guitar. We will focus on important musical skills: playing as a section, blending, phrasing, time feel, soloing, comping, improvisation, in addition to working on a weak point for many guitarists, sight-reading. Charts include arrangements of jazz standards and other repertoire. It’s a great opportunity to experience playing in a section (like a horn section, but stringy). Get ready for a fantastic […]
Funk Fusion Workshop WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm
This workshop is tailored for musicians who want to explore and embrace the repertoire of the many great Funk-Fusion bands that further enriched the history of jazz in the 1970’s and 80’s. Garnering inspiration and guidance from the music of Weather Report, Headhunters, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Brecker Brothers and many more, students learn the musical elements that made these bands so successful.
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Jazz Vocal Workshop THURSDAYS 8pm
Jazz Vocal Workshop with FAY VICTOR: This is a Jazz Vocal Workshop for intermediate to advanced singers who would like to improve their vocal skills with a true professional. Ben Ratliff of the New York Times calls Victor “artistically complete.” Fay Victor hypnotizes audiences, whether she sings a blues, sculpts a free piece, reinvents a Herbie Nichols tune through her own lyrics, or effortlessly scats over the harmonies of a jazz standard. She is a very […]
Blues and beyond lead by Dave Scott
Blues and Beyond FRIDAYS 6pm
Blues and Beyond from the blues form to jazz standards. Meet, play and learn with other enthusiastic musicians. This class introduces students to the world of improvisation through interplay in an ensemble setting (max class size 7 students). Participants should be comfortable playing their instrument or singing, the ability to read music is recommended but not required. The only other requirement for the class is that you come eager to learn and to grow as […]
NYJW Saxophone Quartet SATURDAYS 12pm
New York Jazz Workshop Saxophone Quartet under the direction of Saxophonist Marc Mommaas
Olivia Foschi while teaching
Let’s Sing with Olivia Foschi THURSDAYS 7pm
With OLIVIA FOSCHI: Olivia Foschi’s vocal workshop is open to beginner and intermediate students looking to develop vocal technique while tapping into the language of jazz. Whether you are an aspiring singer or an instrumentalist who would like to do more singing, if you are looking for singing classes in New York City, this workshop will give you the ability to learn the foundations necessary to develop your singing voice, learn a vast selection of […]
Jazz Standards Workshop. SATURDAYS 2pm and 4pm
With KENNY WESSEL: If you are looking to expand your jazz repertoire and grow as a musician, this is the workshop for you. The Jazz Standards workshop is a great place for musicians to learn the language of jazz in an ensemble setting. This class will focus on the blues form and the AABA form, through the exploration of compositions by Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus and many other influential musicians. With an emphasis […]
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