One thing is for sure, jazz is about change. From New Orleans, to the swing era, to bebop, till today, jazz musicians always keep pushing the music further to the next stage. However, one thing hasn’t changed enough yet: female presence as jazz performers, composers, and band leaders.
The New York Jazz Workshop has set a goal to help create the change and invites aspiring young female musicians to take part in an all-girls jazz summer camp! Led by professional New-York jazz musicians, the camp will expose participants to improvising and playing in ensemble settings, and give them the opportunity to be part of a supportive jazz community in NYC.
When and Where?
JULY 11 – 15, or AUG 1 – 5. Camps will be held in a professional clean child friendly music studio one block away from Lincoln center in NYC (betw. Lincoln Center and Central Park West). Weather permitting, and with the parents authorization, we will be taking occasional walks to Central Park either for lunch or an open air class.
Days: Monday through Friday
Time: 11am to 4pm / optional 4 – 5pm Private Lesson**
**additional fee applies
11:00-11:15- Morning gathering activity
11:15-11:45- Rhythm + Ear Training
11:45-12:30- The Art of Improvisation
3:00-4:00- Special Activity (Masterclasses, Jam Sessions, Performances)
What Is it?
All-Girls Jazz Camp enables young musicians to experience jazz and explore improvisation in a supportive, positive environment. Participants will gain new skills, musical tools, and playing experience led by pioneering musicians in NYC. The main goal is to inspire young girls to follow their ambitions by exposing them to the female jazz musicians of the past and present, and to increase their love and enjoyment of playing jazz.
Who Is It For?
The camp is designed for girls aged between 9 – 2 years old, all instruments and vocalists are welcome. Experience of playing the instrument for 1-3 years is required, however experience in playing jazz is not mandatory.