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 have accumulated during our first years and it based on the expertise and vibrant personalities of our incredible team.
Our faculty includes musicians that are not only amazing educators but caring and sharing human beings. In 2017 we are featuring Vic Juris, Ari Hoenig, Kenny Wessel, Marc Mommaas, Mark Sherman, Tony Moreno, Dan Weiss, Alan Ferber, Fay Victor, Olivia Foschi, Jocelyn Medina, Amina Figarova, Frank Kimbrough, and more is in the works.
This year we are offering seven 4-day, three 3-day, two 2-day, and eight 1-day summer intensives on different topics, some are instrument specific, some are for all instruments, and others are for vocalists. Each summer intensive can be taken alone or in combination with other intensives and private lessons.
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. For the specific of each Intensive see the respective detailed description. 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
Student will normally organize small groups or go check out some concerts. See “Fun Evening Activities” at the bottom of this page for more details. There will be opportunities for every student to sing or play outside of the school, more details coming up soon.
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.
Who Is It For?
The New York Jazz Workshop Summer Intensive Series is for musicians, 17 and up, who have a desire to improve and learn.. 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 found on the respective summer intensive pages.
1 day, starting at $195
2 days, starting at $345
3 days, starting at $495
4 Days, starting at $595
5 Days, starting at $ 890
6 Days, Starting at $ 940
7 Days, Starting at $1045
-In addition to lower rates, participants registering before April 30th will also receive a free ticket to a show at Club Bonafide or free admission on a Harlem Jazz Tour!
For more information about tuition, see each individual workshop page as well as the “Summer Packages” section of our site.
How to Apply
Please fill out a registration form and we will get back to you with more details. Upon acceptance, you will be required to send a down-payment of $100 for each summer intensive that you have reserved. You can also pay in full if that is your preference.
The number of participants is limited which guarantees a highly personal and enriching experience, so to maximize your chances of being accepted you should apply early. Applying early also gives you access to “early bird rates”.
Travel, Accommodations, and New York City!
Getting to New York:
If you are flying to New York, check out Google Flights or Orbitz to find a convenient fare. Book well in advance to find the best rates. Grayhound and other bus companies are also an option if you are coming from the continental United States.
Times Square and its surrounding area is a major hub for tourism, creating a huge variety of hotels and hostels to choose from. Sites like expedia.com, kayak.com, and booking.com, will help you navigate these options based on affordability and location. Many of our students use airbnb.com, a convenient way to rent out rooms or entire apartments in the city. Given how well Times Square is connected to the rest of the city, you don’t need to book your accommodation right near the school. As long as you select an accommodation near a subway station you will be in good shape.If you are having trouble or need help finding a suitable accommodation, let us know and we will try to help you.
Is New York City safe? The answer is a resonant yes! According to recent FBI data, New York City is the safest big city in the U.S. and one of the safest in the world, ranking better than San Francisco, Montreal, Barcelona, London and Frankfurt.
As always when traveling to big cities, use your common sense, keep your valuables out of sight and be aware of your surroundings.
Transportation in New York City is great and the MTA runs 24 hours a day. NYJW classes are held near Times Square, which is easily accessible by many subway and bus lines. Apps such as City Mapper, Embark NYC, and Google Maps are incredibly useful for finding the best routes around the city. MTA cards can be purchased at all subway stations and you can opt to pay-as-you-go or buy a 7-day unlimited pass which is probably your best option. You can find more information on NYC’s subways and buses at http://web.mta.info
Taxis, Uber, and other car services are also available, but they are pricier and subject to unpredictable traffic jams.
Fun evening activities:
Your evenings are free, but you are encouraged to go connect with your new friends from class and go check out the amazing local jazz scene. Remember, Manhattan has one of the biggest and musically diverse jazz scenes in the world, and every night is like a jazz festival full of concerts and jam sessions. Students and faculty members of the New York Jazz Workshop play daily in several venues and hotels around the city, suggestions will be provided during the class, but you can already check out the following free publications which will give you the most complete overview of what is happening in town: