What are the connections between jazz and hip hop?

Jazz and hip hop are two of America’s native art forms.  Both have had immeasurable impact on the cultural fabric […]

Remembering Roy Hargrove (1969-2018) by CJ Shearn

The jazz world is mourning the all too soon loss of the great trumpeter Roy Hargrove (Oct 18, 1969-November 3, […]

What has jazz innovated since the decade of the 1980’s?

What has jazz innovated since the decade of the 1980’s? Back in July when legendary drummer Lenny White interviewed for […]

Where jazz is now in the present era?

Welcome to the latest edition of the New York Jazz Workshop podcast, I’m your host CJ Shearn. Today’s topic: where […]

Is jazz dance able?

Is jazz dance able?  That might be a question on the minds of those who may just have gotten into […]

Were Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart jazz musicians?

Were Beethoven, Bach and Mozart jazz musicians?  That seems like a loaded and frankly ridiculous question to ask.  The answer […]

Jazz career opportunities for students with a degree

Jazz career opportunities for students with  degrees are exciting.  Every year students  spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on jazz […]

A Bridge To The Present: A Conversation with Lenny White

  Lenny White (b. December 19, 1949, Jamaica Queens, NY) is simply living history.  The drummer has played and collaborated […]

A Conversation with Vanderlei Pereira

Want to know about Brazilian jazz? New York Jazz Workshop faculty member Vanderlei Pereira is a mestre (Portuguese for master). […]

Who are some women in jazz?

On this episode of the New York Jazz Workshop Podcast  the topic is women in jazz.  Who are some women […]

Jazz as a medium for social and political change

Jazz has been a catalyst for political and social change throughout it’s entire history. The music of John Coltrane, Miles […]

Experience is the best teacher: A few questions with Giacomo Gates

Giacomo Gates, and his velvety toned baritone voice will grace the New York Jazz Workshop teaching a masterclass on May […]