Weekly Workshops – In-Person and Online

Weekly online jazz workshops are ongoing classes for adult students (17 and up) organized by level and musical style. They can be joined at any time according to availability. All classes have a hands-on approach, and every week students will learn important musical techniques in an ensemble setting. Maximum 7 students per class. The classes are currently offered online do to COVID19. When the phisical location of the school will reopen classes will be offered both onsite and online and students will be able to perform recitals in jazz venues around NYC. The workshops are listed by the day of the week. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact us.

Brazilian music workshop
Brazilian Ensemble – Online! SUNDAYS 3pm
The New York Jazz Workshop is proud to present The "Brazilian Music Workshop" . This class will be co-hosted by two fantastic teachers, Vitor Gonçalves and Vanderlei Pereira, and meets every Sundays from 2 to 4pm and from 4 to 6pm
Guitar Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble tba
With KENNY WESSEL This Guitar Ensemble will work with 4-5 guitarists playing arrangements for guitar. We will focus on important musical skills: playing as a section, blending, phrasing, time feel, soloing, comping, improvisation, in addition to working on a weak point for many guitarists, sight-reading. Charts include arrangements of jazz standards and other repertoire. It’s a great opportunity to experience playing in a section (like a horn section, but stringy). Get ready for a fantastic […]
BEBOP Workshop – Online! WEDNESDAYS 6pm
Bebop Workshop with ANDREA VENEZIANI: Any musician who wants to understand and play jazz today has to know the language of Bebop. The style, born in the ’40s until the early ‘60s, is the root of the modern jazz language. The goal of the bebop workshop is to explain the nature of this music through the analysis of compositions by major musicians of that era: Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, […]
Afro Cuban Jazz Improvsiation
Afro-Cuban Jazz Improvisation Workshop TBA
Welcome to the Afro-Cuban Jazz Improvisation workshop with Doug Beavers and Ivan Renta: Led by Doug Beavers, Grammy winner for his arranging and trombone work with Eddie Palmieri, Afro-Cuban Jazz Improvisation Workshop is designed to introduce and foster the powers of Latin rhythms and clave in improvisation. When Doug is touring, Ivan Renta takes the helm of the workshop. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ivan Renta has become one of the premiere saxophonists in the […]
Jazz Vocal Workshop
Setting the STAGE for vocal with Fay Victor THURSDAYS 8pm
Setting the STAGE for vocal with FAY VICTOR: Jazz Vocal Workshop This is a Jazz Vocal Workshop for intermediate to advanced singers who would like to improve their vocal skills with a true professional. Ben Ratliff of the New York Times calls Victor “artistically complete.” Fay Victor hypnotizes audiences, whether she sings a blues, sculpts a free piece, reinvents a Herbie Nichols tune through her own lyrics, or effortlessly scats over the harmonies of a jazz […]
Jazz Improvisation 1B
Intro to Jazz Improvisation 1B FRIDAYS 5:00pm
Intro to Jazz Improvisation 1B Improvisation from the ground up with Dave Scott This workshop is an introduction to Jazz Improvisation and features entry level improvisation techniques. The course will cover the basics of chord structures, not only spelling but hearing them as well.  Understanding forms and transcribing solos of the jazz masters will also be addressed. The primary focus will be learning practical application of these tools through playing. This workshop is for entry […]