We are very excited to introduce to you our three-day brass intensives as part of our Summer 2016 series. 

About the Program

Connect with your instrument and expand your musical horizons in this special three-day summer intensive taught by some extraordinary musicians: Trumpeter Dave Scott and trombonist Chris Washburne. Each day will be led by a different faculty member offering their unique perspectives on technique, improvisation, and more. Syllabus to be posted soon.

Topics: Ear training, sight reading, technique, harmony, improvisation principles, intervallic movements, styles and analyses, melodic interpretation, the commonalities and differences between Classical – Jazz – and Afro Cuban styles

Dates: August 22 – 23 – 24
All sessions will be held from 11am to 5pm at our main space around the corner of Times Square. More detailed outline and information on the schedule will follow.

-Experience playing a brass instrument
-Instructors may ask for a recorded sample before admission
-At least 17 years of age
-Some of our intensives are better suited to intermediate and advanced musicians with a minimum of a few years on their instrument; other summer intensives, such as the beginner vocal and choir, are open to everyone. More details can be discussed during registration.

About the Faculty

Dave Scott- Currently residing in New York, Dave has been composing for and performing with his own jazz quintet and also has a new project featuring violin, piano, guitar, bass and drums. He is recognized in the New York jazz community as a prolific composer and his groups feature his compositions exclusively. Both contain some of New York’s finest jazz musicians, including Rich Perry, Gary Versace, Jeff Williams, John Hebert, Ben Monder and Ted Poor. Dave is currently on the jazz faculty at Western Connecticut State University and formerly at the University of Southern California, Dave directs the jazz ensemble, coaches small ensembles and teaches improvisation to jazz majors. In 1984 Dave was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in jazz performance. Read More

Chris Washburne- Chris is currently freelancing as a studio musician and performing trombone, bass trombone, tuba, didjeridu and percussion with various classical, jazz, rock and Latin groups in New York City. In 1988, he completed a Masters degree from the New England Conservatory in Third Stream Studies where he studied with John Swallow, Ran Blake and Bob Moses. He was the winner of the 1988 New England Conservatory Graduation Concerto Competition. He spent two months living in Zambia in 1985, studying the traditional music of that region, and in 1993, received a Mellon Fellowship to travel to and explore the rich musical traditions of Cuba. He is currently Associate Professor of Music and Found Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program at Columbia University in New York. Read more

Tuition and Registration

$495 Early bird special for registrations received by April 30th
-Participants registering before April 30th will also receive a free ticket to a show at Club Bonafide or free admission on a Harlem Jazz Tour!
for registrations received after May 1st

To sign up for this Summer Intensive, fill out this brief registration form.

General Information

For more info regarding our summer program, housing, travel, and more, visit our General Information page. For a more in-depth experience, inquire about adding a private lesson with someone from the NYJW Faculty during your visit. Learn more about how you can combine Summer Intensives to create a customized Summer Package. Feel free to reach out via email at [email protected] with any additional questions.

What to expect:
When you join us for one or more of our intensives, you can expect to become a member of our tightly knit community. There will be musicians from all over the world looking to learn, explore and make connections. You will be making connections that last a lifetime. A typical day will be as follows:

11:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Sessions
1:00pm – 2:00pm  Lunch Break
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon Sessions
Evenings: Free

Student will normally organize small groups or go check out some concerts. See “Fun Evening Activities” in the General Information page for more details. There will be opportunities for every student to perform outside of the school, more details coming up soon.

The New York Jazz Workshop Summer Series is held in our space at  Michiko Studios in midtown Manhattan, just a few blocks from Times Square.

New York Jazz Workshop at Michiko Studios
149 West 46 street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10036
between 6th and 7th avenue.