The 2023 Bebop/Improv Winter intensive will be held on:
DECEMBER 27 and 28, 11am to 5pm

Any musician who wants to understand and play jazz today has to know the language of Improvisation in the context of the Bebop repertoire. 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/All instruments

Tuition and Registration

December 27-28, 2023


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

Your Teachers:
Renown bassist Sean Conley will be the principle teacher.
Saxophonist/composer Marc Mommaas is special guest on the second day.

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 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 Intensives to create a customized 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)

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.