Jazz Vocal Workshop had the Blues!

Wow, last Thursday’s workshop was just too much fun! After the first session, I decided that each session we’d focs […]

Whisper Not – Benny Golson

Whisper Not – Benny GolsonIn addition to playing Ray’s Idea in the Bebop Workshop, we also played the Benny Golson […]


Meditation, not transcendental, but bossa nova. Taking a break from a heavy dose of classic bebop tunes, our bebop workshop […]


In the Bebop Workshop, we began working on Daahoud, a Clifford Brown tune (named after a friend of his). The […]

Back to Jazz School

Back to Jazz School – Okay guys. I’m looking forward to all of us playing better—which means listening better and […]

New York Jazz Workshop release 2013

NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — More than beach and barbeques, for jazz musicians around the world summer is the time […]

Newsletters Archive

If you have missed one of the New York Jazz Workshop newsletters about our classes , events, concerts around town […]

Lester Young

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

Jimmy Smith

Jazz organ never received the seismic shift it did before Jimmy Smith entered the scene.  Born  on December 8, 1925 […]

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman is one of swing’s most famous exponents. The rise to mass popularity, and his racially integrated bands are […]

Tony Williams

Very seldom in Jazz history have come musicians that singlehandedly change the course of the way their instruments are approached […]

Roy Eldridge

Explosive, boisterous, competitive,  words that describe trumpeter Roy Eldridge.  Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Eldridge was one of the most important […]