This BEBOP summer intensive is led by 

Sean Conly

Bebop summer intensive with Sean Conly:
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, etc. This intensive allows you to play as much as possible while touching on the specific concepts of Bebop. It focuses on the sound and interplay of the band and allows students to grow as musicians and artists in an improvisational setting. Intermediate level.


Tuition and Registration

August 2 – 5, 2022

 Early Bird – for registrations and payments received before April 30th
for registrations received after May 1st

11:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Sessions
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon Sessions

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

A sample of your playing is requested in the form of an mp3 or video file. Please choose a medium tempo Jazz Standard from the American Songbook Repertoire. Here a few examples:

  • All of me
  • All the things you are
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Billie’s bounce
  • Bloomdido
  • Confirmation
  • Four
  • Ladybird
  • Now’s the time
  • Stella by starlight

General Information

For more info regarding our summer program, housing, travel, and more, visit our Summer Workshop 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 Jazz Packages. Feel free to reach out via email at [email protected] with any additional questions.

265 West 37th Street
on the 10th floor, Suite #1004
New York, NY 10018
(On the corner of 37th St and 8th Ave)

About Sean Conly

Sean Conly is a bassist (electric/contrabass) composer  and bass teacher whose love and affection for a huge spectrum of the world’s music have made him an extremely versatile performer. As a teacher. player and a writer, Sean is constantly looking for ways to mix the traditional bass playing with the new, in an never ending journey to mix melody harmony rhythm and sound into a unique artistic voice.

As a bassist, Sean Conly  has toured the world and/or recorded with a diverse list of artists such as Gregory Tardy, Freddie Hubbard, Regina Carter, Ray Barretto,  Charles Blenzig, Michael Franks, Tom Harrell, Andrew Hill, Nicholas Payton, Stefon Harris, Yoron Israel, Eric Lewis, Deidre Murray, John Mcneil, Timucin Sahin, James Moody , Mike Stern, Rick Margitza, Michael Attias, Tony Malaby , Myron Walden, Phillip Harper, Russ Lossing,  Anthony Coleman, Avishai Cohen (trpt), Ayelet Rose Gottleib, Vana Gehrig Trio, Darius Jones, Ken Vandermark/Steve Swell Quartet, The Newport Millennium  Celebration (with Cedar Walton, Randy Brecker, Howard Alden, Lew Tabackin, Francisco Mela, Paula West, Joe Fiedler’s “Stunt Chicken”, Iranian singer/songwriter Mohsen Namjoo and many, many others.

In addition to touring, and his private practice Sean Conly teaches bass and the bebop workshop at the New York Jazz Workshop

Discounts and Special Scholarship Opportunities for Students 26 and Younger
For students regularly enrolled in multiple workshops, we offer a 25% discount on each workshop after the first. If you are a student between 17 and 26 years old, you could qualify to a 30% discount on any of our workshops. Please contact us for more information.