The Complete Jazz Guitar Workshop with Tom Dempsey, presented by New York Jazz Academy, is now registering interested students. This workshop is open to intermediate- advanced level guitarists who are looking to improve their skills related to playing jazz guitar. This is an 8-week workshop that will meet for two hours in each session. Topics covered in the workshop: jazz improvisation skills, scale and arpeggio knowledge, developing a jazz language through improvisation, learning jazz repertoire, improving your harmonic language, accompaniment skills, developing and performing chord melody arrangements, improving your ability to play throughout the range of the instrument, studying jazz guitar masters and their styles, improving your sight-reading, and ensemble performance.
This is a great way to learn the skills necessary to play jazz guitar effectively while getting a chance to play with other musicians. Open to guitarists age 16-adult. Register online Here
About Tom Dempsey:
Tom Dempsey is a New York based jazz guitarist who has performed with such jazz luminaries as Roy Haynes, Dave Brubeck, Jack McDuff, Bobby McFerrin and Jim Hall. He is the author of five books published by Alfred Music that range from sight reading to jazz guitar skills. As an instructor Dempsey has taught at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The National Guitar Workshop, Rutgers University, SUNY New Paltz and the New York Jazz Academy. He has over 20 years of group instruction experience and has a detailed and organized curriculum for this workshop.
About New York Jazz Academy:
The New York Jazz Academy, recently featured on NBC television, offers classes, lessons, and programs for tots, kids, teens, and adults. Located on 86th and West End Avenue, in the heart of the Upper West Side, this new jazz school offers the highest quality jazz music instruction to New York City students of all ages. Recognizing the lack of opportunity among many NYC students to play in school jazz ensembles, the New York Jazz Academy offers weekly big band rehearsals, sectionals, jam sessions, and jazz improvisation seminars for kids, teens, and adults. NYJA also offers in-home private lessons throughout the boroughs. The NYJA faculty roster is perhaps the school's most impressive feature. It includes saxophonists Wayne Escoffery, Charles Pillow, and Loren Stillman; trumpeters Chris Rogers and Philip Dizack; trombonist Mike Fahie; pianists Deanna Witkowski and Adam Birnbaum; guitarists Brad Shepik and Tom Dempsey; bassists Ike Sturm and Dave Ambrosio; drummers Pete (La Roca) Sims and Richie Barshay, composers Darcy James Argue and Miles Okazaki, and vocalists Carolyn Leonhart and Sofia Rei Koutsovitis, among others. Those who are interested in signing up for New York Jazz Academy lessons and workshops may contact New York Jazz Academy program director Javier Arau at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 426-0633.
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