Weekly Workshops

Intro to Jazz Improvisation 1A

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

Let’s SIng with Jocelyn Medina! This is a beginner / intermediate for all people with a desire to sing. Join us with for a trial class by registering with the link below. Every Thursday 6-7pm Date: Ongoing Fee: 4 classes $99.00, plus a one time $45.00 registration fee. Faculty: Jocelyn Medina Location: New York Jazz Workshop 149 W 46th street, 2nd floor, between 6th and 7th ave. NY, NY 10036 US

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

With ANDREA VENEZIANI: Jazz has no limitations, and it can’t be defined by a single artist or era. This Funk Fusion 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 […]

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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 […]

New York Jazz Workshop Woodwind Ensemble
NYJW Woodwind Ensemble SATURDAYS 12pm

About The New York Jazz Workshop is proud to announce the formation of the NYJW Woodwind Ensemble taught by John Sergenian, Bart Platteau, and Marc Mommaas. The core of the Woodwind Ensemble will be a saxophone quartet but we do except as alternatives trumpet, flute, bassoon, clarinet, french horn, baritone horn and trombone. The Woodwind Ensemble is a great avenue to build technique, develop a full sound, improve reading skills, develop improvisation skills, and above all […]

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 […]

Modern Jazz Ensemble. WEDNESDAYS 6pm

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 […]

Andrea Veneziani
BEBOP Workshop. MONDAY 8:30PM

Bebop Workshop with ANDREA VENEZIANI: Any musician who wants to understand and play jazz today has to know the language of Bebop. The style, born in the ’40s until the early ‘60s, is 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. […]

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