About the Jazz Arranging 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:
-Arranging techniques
-Listening sessions
-Arranging exercises
-Composition and arranging history
-From small group to big band
And much more…

Dates: August 22
All sessions will be held from 11am to 5pm at our main space around the corner of Times Square. Are you also interested in the Composition day on Aug. 21 and Notation day on Aug 23? Ask for our special package discount.

Prerequisites:
-Ability to read and write music notation
-At least 17 years of age
-Some of our intensives are better suited to intermediate and advanced musicians with a minimum of a few years on their instrument; other summer intensives, such as the beginner vocal and choir, are open to everyone. More details can be discussed during registration.

About the Faculty


Doug Beavers was catapulted to international musical significance when he was discovered by 10-time Grammy® winner Eddie Palmieri and called on to transcribe and arrange the complete repertoire from his seminal La Perfecta group of the 1960s.  Beavers went on to tour, record and perform for Eddie’s new La Perfecta II as lead trombonist and arranger, winning a Grammy® with Palmieri for his work on his 2005 release Listen Here. In addition to producing, arranging, and orchestrating many stateside releases, he has released four solo projects, the most recent entitled Titanes del Trombón, released on the prestigious Artistshare® label in 2015.  The album launched through a series of CD release shows at SOB’s New York, San Jose Jazz Summerfest and the Barranquijazz festival in Barranquilla, Colombia. Titanes del Trombón has since topped world salsa and latin jazz charts and has garnered positive reviews in a host of prestigious publications. Learn more.

Tuition and Registration


Tuition:
$195 Early bird special for registrations received by April 30th
$225 
for registrations received after May 1st

Registration:
To sign up for this Summer Intensive, fill out this brief registration form.

General Information


For more info regarding our summer program, housing, travel, and more, visit our General Information page. For a more in-depth experience, inquire about adding a private lesson with someone from the NYJW Faculty during your visit. Learn more about how you can combine Summer Intensives to create a customized Summer Jazz Packages. Feel free to reach out via email at [email protected] with any additional questions.

What to expect:
When you join us for one or more of our intensives, you can expect to become a member of our tightly knit community. There will be musicians from all over the world looking to learn, explore and make connections. You will be making connections that last a lifetime. A typical day will be as follows:

11:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Sessions
1:00pm – 2:00pm  Lunch Break
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon Sessions
Evenings: Free

Student will normally organize small groups or go check out some concerts. See “Fun Evening Activities” in the Summer Workshop General Information page for more details. There will be opportunities for every student to perform outside of the school, more details coming up soon.

Where:
The New York Jazz Workshop Summer Series is held in our space at Michiko Studios in midtown Manhattan, just a few blocks from Times Square.

New York Jazz Workshop at Michiko Studios
149 West 46 street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10036
between 6th and 7th avenue.