5 ear grabbing Lester Young solos you should know

Born on August 27th 1909, Lester Young ( “Prez” )was one of the giants of the tenor saxophone.  In the […]

5 indispensable Michael Brecker solos

Here are 5 indispensable Michael Brecker solos to study and learn from.  When tenor titan Michael Brecker passed away in […]

5 slices of Dave Liebman

In preparation for One Hour With Liebman at New York Jazz Workshop on August 28th, we present a primer with […]

New York Jazz Workshop at Home: 5 important Freddie Hubbard solos

As an adjunct to the 2015 profile of Freddie Hubbard, New York Jazz Workshop at home offers up 5 of […]

New York Jazz Workshop Remembers Jimmy Cobb (1929-2020)

The jazz world mourns the passing of legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb.  2020, with the horrendous pandemic sweeping globally will go […]

ONA: New York Jazz Workshop in Conversation at home with Thana Alexa

Welcome to the New York Jazz Workshop In Conversation at home podcast. The music you are hearing is  “The Resistance” […]

How Should One Listen To Jazz? The Rhythm Section

How should one approach listening to jazz?  Listening to the genre itself is a fine art, and can seem like […]

New York Jazz Workshop Fundraiser COVID-19

Covid-19 has been especially hard on musicians and for The New York Jazz Workshop. Just as we invested $100,000 on […]

What styles of jazz are most enduring?

The jazz landscape has been rapidly changing over the past thirty years.  What styles of jazz are most enduring?  Every […]

New York Jazz Workshop Remembers McCoy Tyner (1938-2020)

The New York Jazz Workshop’s CJ Shearn offers a reflection on the passing of jazz piano legend McCoy Tyner.  Below […]

What is Soul Jazz?

What is soul jazz? For individuals getting into jazz, this is a good question.  Jazz (or Black American Music depending […]

New York Jazz Workshop Remembers Lyle Mays (1953-2020)

In this blog post, New York Jazz Workshop’s CJ Shearn offers a personal, heartfelt statement on the brilliant pianist Lyle […]