This is a listening class about the life of vocalist Nina Simone. Join vocalist, songwriter and social commentator Dara Starr Read More
The vibraphone is one of the rarer instruments in improvisational music that has attracted a unique family of improvisers and Read More
Self-Portrait In Three Colors: An examination of Charles Mingus as bassist, composer and bandleader. Join us for a special listening Read More
For many years the legacy of the Hammond organ has been lauded by fans and practitioners of improvisational music. During the years Read More
Nat King Cole Long before he crooned his way into the hearts of the world, Nat King Cole (1919-1965) was Read More
1959 was considered one of the greatest and most important year for recorded jazz. We will explore some of the Read More
The High Points of Blue Note Records and the Imagery that went with it.
How has modern music progressed into what it is today? How did pop culture get from I Love Lucy to Read More
July 20 – 24 The Count Basie Orchestra is one of the most important bands in the history of jazz, with Read More
Since its inception, the freedom of improvisational music has helped to shape and strengthen the movement for human and civil Read More
A class for all musicians and enthusiasts. Course topic varies.
Half-price listening class!
Presented by Jeff Coffin, saxophonist of Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and his own Mu’tet. Learn what Read More
A listening class focused on the jazz music and artists involved in the film scores and incidental music of major Read More
A listening class. “In The Deepest Recesses of the Groove.” Soul Jazz, the fusion of blues, gospel and rhythm & Read More
A listening class covering the history and songs of the greatest blues singers of our time. Artists covered will be Read More
A class for the non-musician or musician who wants to know more about the music of Cuba and how Cuban Read More
A listening/history class exploring in depth the music and lives of some of the great women in jazz – recording, Read More
A listening class for the non-musician and musician covering the styles, history, and repertoire of the great jazz trumpeters from Read More
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A listening class devoting three weeks each to the life and music of Monk and Powell. This will be an Read More
A listening class for the non-musician and musician focusing on the many different styles, artists, regions, history and rhythms of Read More
A class covering some of jazz history’s most famous pianists, starting with Fats Waller and Willie “The Lion” Smith and Read More
A class covering the evolution of jazz styles from Dixieland though Bebop to Modal and Fusion.
A beginning study of the nuts and bolts of basic theory. We make this as easy and painless as possible!
This listening class will cover the jazz saxophone in history from the early big bands to the present players. Students Read More
Taught by saxophonist Jeff Coffin, a 2-hour accelerated (3-week) course for musicians and non-musicians, covering the act of listening; how Read More
In this class for singers and instrumentalists, students will learn how to promote their music activities beyond just setting up Read More
Students will learn how to create a self-produced music product, set it up on the internet for distribution in multiple Read More
In this class, students will view and discuss a variety of jazz performances from theatrical releases, soundies (juke box films), Read More
This class is a complete study of the music and life of Oscar Peterson, one of the greatest jazz pianists Read More
Duke Ellington was one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Through his orchestra, he gave us some Read More
Stan Getz was a true jazz icon of the tenor saxophone, but his life was as turbulent as his music Read More
This class is devoted to Bill Evans’s music, including his work as a sideman, trio leader, and solo pianist, with Read More
This class is devoted to styles of jazz drumming from big band to small ensemble. Students will learn how to Read More
Students will learn about the types of contracts musicians encounter and the disputes that commonly arise upon breach. The instructor Read More
A class focused on special topics or skills, led by a master NJW instructor. Topic will vary with the instructor.
This class covers the history, styles, and repertoire of some of the most famous jazz quintets in history, such as Read More
Attention musicians, songwriters/composers, producers, artist managers, and student artists: Learn about copyright protection for your musical works, as well as Read More
This course covers the life of John Coltrane and the innovations he introduced. Listening will include music from the different Read More
This class covers the styles of the great jazz pianists of our time, including Nat Cole, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Read More
Students will listen to and analyze different versions of the same tunes in order to understand the elements of different Read More
For the non-musician and musician alike, this class will cover the evolution of Big Bands from the smaller Duke Ellington Read More
This class covers the history, styles, and repertoire of some of the most famous jazz trios in history, including the Read More