This BEBOP summer intensive is led by 

Sean Conly

Experience the roots of modern jazz and much of modern music with the Bebop Summer Intensive, led by the world-renowned bassist, Sean Conly! Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Bebop and learn the music of the legends who created this iconic genre, including Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Horace SIlver and more.
This intensive workshop offers a unique opportunity to dive deep into the language of Bebop, exploring the nuances and complexities of this dynamic style. Through the interpretation of compositions from that era, you’ll gain valuable insights into the nature of Bebop.
The Bebop Summer Intensive emphasizes improvisation and ensemble playing, providing a platform to showcase your musical skills and creativity. Sean Conly, an experienced and highly regarded bassist, will guide you through specific concepts of Bebop, while providing ample opportunities to play alongside other talented musicians.
Designed for intermediate-level musicians seeking to elevate their playing, the Bebop Summer Intensive is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will inspire you, enhance your musical abilities and broaden your understanding of jazz. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to join a community of passionate musicians and immerse yourself in the language and style of Bebop

Tuition and Registration

July 18-21, 2023

 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.