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 […]

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 […]

Count Basie

Through a six and half decade career William “Count” Basie exemplified the swing style in a powerful manner.  His bands […]

Harry James

Trumpeter Harry James was very popular with his mainstream sound.  James was born in Albany, Georgia and began his career […]

Art Tatum

“God is in the house tonight” were the famous words uttered by pianist/composer extraordinaire Fats Waller on Art Tatum.  In […]

Minority Arrangement

Marc Mommaas arrangement of Gigi Gryce’s Minority, written for the students of the theory and improvisation workshop. The arrangement includes […]