The listening and analysis jazz workshop focuses on strategies for listening to and following music. We will listen to jazz throughout the history of the music and examine forms, instrumentation, textures, arrangements, harmony, rhythm, melody and discuss trends in the evolution of the music. Analytical, active and critical listening skills will be developed and utilized in this listening music class. We will cover some of the revolutionary figures in jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis and others. Topics covered will be the development of the improvised solo, roles of the rhythm section over time, evolution of form and structure in jazz, swing feel and time, and other related subjects.

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Listening and Analysis Jazz Workshop
When: TUESDAYS 12 pm EST (1 hour)
Fee: $115 per 4 sessions
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Central European Standard Time: 6pm
Greenwich Mean Time: 5pm (UK)
Eastern European Standard Time: 7pm
Moscow Standard Time: 8pm
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Japan standard time: 1am
China standard time: 12am
Singapore standard time: 12am
India standard time: 9:30pm
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The Jazz Listening and Analysis Workshop is an interactive experience:
– Get your instrument out and get ready to play.
– You will receive materials in the form of pdf’s, mp3’s, you-tube links etc.
– This includes weekly assignments in balance with your level and the theme of the workshop.
Live streaming offers many benefits. It is an enriching positive communal learning experience. Our faculty is top notch and experienced in the flow of online learning.

We use Zoom as our streaming program which is free for students to download, shared google docs and email for pdf transfers, shared screen/computer audio for youtube links, irealpro (optional) and mp3’s. Are you not sure if your equipment setup is sufficient? Let us help you to ensure that you will be ready to participate.

For new students, if you are not sure and would like to try it out a session, ask for our trial class option ($20).


“All of my concerns about having class online were laid to rest once the zoom session with Marc Mommaas started up. All four of us in class could see and hear each other well. Marc provided numerous charts on-screen for us to work with, and we had a metronome and an on-screen backing/practice track that was both visible and easy to hear for extra support. It was as close to having an in-person class as I could imagine. “ – Matt Craddock

“I just had my first video lesson with NYJW on mixed meters. It was the highlight of my week. While I’ve been occupied with how to stock up on supplies and worried dearly about my loved ones, I was able to take an hour and engage with my love of music, engage with an outstanding and passionate teacher, and meet a great musician in Japan. I’m learning, engaged remotely with my community, and – in a very real sense – expanding my world. I cannot recommend virtual music lessons enough. Marc was able to hear my playing clearly and critique my articulation/time. I was introduced to new ideas and given grounding for this new phase in life. Most importantly, the audio and video quality was good. The latency was low enough that I was able to play along with Marc during the example exercises and follow him. For me this was critical in being able to bridge the gap and bring the lesson to life. I strongly encourage anyone to try it out!!” – John Dalto

“I did not realize how much fun it could be to join the online program at the NYJW. My classmate where all online with the instruments and the instructor had charts, a metronome and backing tracks on hand. I learned a lot in just one session!” – MC

“A lesson via zoom was seamless! I was surprised how easy it was to share the material online, play along together w iReal Pro as an ensemble. I walked away with plenty of material to work on – this is a really worthwhile experience” – James Kibbe