New York Jazz Academy, New York City's fastest-growing music school, is now accepting applications for its 2010 Summer Jazz Workshops. The week-long immersion camp will be held from July 26-30 (M-F, 10:00am-4:00pm) on Manhattan's Upper West Side at The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th St. (at West End Ave.), New York, NY, 10024.
Led by NYJA program director and saxophonist Javier Arau, New York Jazz Academy's talented and experienced faculty will provide the instruction for the program and will appear in concert and clinic formats throughout the week. Select days of ensemble rehearsals will include professional rhythm section players. New York Jazz Academy features many of the finest jazz musicians and educators in New York City. Previous summer workshop guest artists have included legendary trumpeter and pianist Chris Rogers, trombonist Mike Fahie, bassist and composer Ike Sturm, and drummer Jared Schonig.
NYJA Summer Jazz Workshops emphasize practical playing experience through a variety of classes, clinics, and performance activities for today's jazz musician. All participants will be placed in performance ensembles that stress a combination of reading music, improvising and collaborative music-making. Participants will leave the workshop with a significantly greater understanding of harmony, melody, and jazz styles.
Classes, lessons, clinics, ensembles and masterclasses comprise the week's events. Most mornings involve warm-up techniques, improvisation seminars, and jazz styles classes. Afternoons are comprised of ensemble rehearsals, performance workshops, and guest artist masterclasses.
For more information on the NYJA 2010 Summer Jazz Workshops, and to download the online application, visit nyjazzacademy.com.
About New York Jazz Academy
New York Jazz Academy is the fastest growing music school in New York City. With locations in Manhattan and Long Island, NYJA offers jazz band rehearsals, jam sessions, improv workshops, individualized lessons, and more, to kids, teens, and adults of all levels and backgrounds. Boasting a roster of many of the finest musicians and educators in NYC, students have a chance to learn all styles of jazz on virtually any instrument, including piano, guitar, drums, voice, saxophone, trumpet, and more. An active contributor to the cultural vitality of the city, NYJA also offers school outreach programs and assemblies, special performances, partnerships with major jazz clubs, custom workshops for out-of- town students, online classes, and educational consulting and publishing.