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Sidney Bechet, a New Orleans Jazz pioneer who played clarinet and soprano saxophone, was the most compelling and virtuosic improviser of all the music’s earliest players. Sidney Bechet’s inventions are pivotal to Jazz’s transition from a folk music whose center was a collective ensemble into the art form of individual spontaneous expression.

$115
T.W.   Jan 6th - Jan 14th, 6:30pm
All levels
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Wes Montgomery’s playing casts a towering shadow over modern guitar techniques, and his influence can be heard in the performances of nearly every jazz guitarist today. Bassist Larry Ridley will share his insights into Wes’ life and music with you, drawing from his long friendship and collaboration with the legendary guitarist.

$115
M.   Nov 10th - Dec 1st, 6:30pm
All levels

The goal of the course is to explain the nature of this music through the analysis of compositions by major musicians of that era: Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, etc. Any musician who wants to understand and play jazz today has to know the language of Bebop. The style, born in the ’40s until the early

$240
M.   Oct 6th - Oct 27th, 8:30pm
Intermediate
Monday October 6 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Monday November 3 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Monday December 1 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
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Even as we approach 60 years since his passing, Charlie Parker remains one of Jazz’s most towering and influential figures. Join us and learn about one of Jazz’s musical legends in a course taught by JALC Curator Phil Schaap, the world’s preeminent scholar on Bird.

$150
W.   Jan 21st - Feb 25th, 6:30pm
Beginner

Join those who share a deep love of music in an environment where familiar masterpieces are made fresh and lesser known artists and masterworks become familiar. Leonard Bernstein was not only a brilliant composer, conductor and pianist, but also an extraordinary teacher and the first musician to harness the power of television in the service of tea

$335
T.   Sep 30th - Dec 16th, 12:30pm
All levels

Jelly Roll Morton, a New Orleans Jazz pioneer, was the music’s first great composer. As a pianist, Morton was one of the new music’s greatest ad-libbers, and his efforts as a composer made Jazz a fully developed music. Pianist and early Jazz scholar Terry Waldo will explain it all for you, and will often demonstrate examples directly from the p

$115
T.   Feb 24th - Mar 17th, 6:30pm
All levels

Participants will learn more about Jazz music from the musicians who make the music and the scholars who have mastered it. One of today’s best introductory courses to this music to our nations art form, Jazz 101 teaches through engaging lectures by WKCR director Ben Young, paired with recordings by the legends who created this music.This course

$226
W.   Jan 14th - Mar 4th, 6:30pm
Beginner

In this class you will work through a variety of rhythmic principles inspired by today’s Jazz compositions and influenced by rhythmic concepts found in South Indian, North Indian and African music. We will work on accent points, groupings, mixed meter principles and polyrhythm. The main focus is to strengthen inner time by expanding your rhythmic

$240
T.   Oct 7th - Oct 28th, 9pm
Advanced
Tuesday October 7 9pm - 11pm 1 Session $240
Tuesday November 4 9pm - 11pm 1 Session $240
Tuesday December 2 9pm - 11pm 1 Session $240
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Calling all community jazz musicians! Perform classic big band literature, Latin music, funk tunes and more with the York College Big Band. Founded in 2007, the YCBB explores large ensemble repertoire and is an active ensemble on and off campus. Students must be able to read music. An audition is required and space is limited.

$150
W.   Oct 15th - Nov 19th, 6:30pm
All levels

Learn the fundamentals of music - melody, harmony, bass and rhythm - will also be explored through improvisation via scales, chords, linear and harmonic sequences, song forms, meters, grooves and feels, phrasing, articulation, and much more. The Jazz Improvisation and Theory 1 workshop is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists who have the desi

$194
T.   Oct 7th - Oct 28th, 5:30pm
Beginner
Tuesday October 7 5:30pm - 7pm 16 Sessions $194
Tuesday November 4 5:30pm - 7pm 16 Sessions $194
Tuesday December 2 5:30pm - 7pm 16 Sessions $194
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Discography, the science of researching recordings, was invented by Charles Delaunay in 1936 because the recordings themselves didn’t give him enough information about the performances on them. Discography has been a crucial part of Jazz scholarship, and will continue to be in the digital age. Ed Berger, retired curator of the Institute of Jazz S

$115
T.   Nov 4th - Dec 2nd, 6:30pm
All levels

This workshop is geared towards intermediate and advanced musicians looking to explore the musical compositions of the most influential musicians of the Modern Jazz repertoire. From the late ‘60s to the ‘80s, musicians such as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea dominated the jazz world with their innovative styles and

$240
W.   Oct 8th - Oct 29th, 6pm
Advanced
Wednesday October 8 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $240
Wednesday November 5 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $240
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Learn traditional Irish piping on the practice chanter. Also open to those with a full set. Tutoring to advanced players. Note: We list the non-member price for our classes. If you are a member, please contact CourseHorse for a discount code.

$145
Th.   Sep 18th - Nov 6th, 7:15pm
All levels

For students ready to take their knowledge of Jazz history up a notch, educator and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner offers Jazz 201. Following the same storyline as Jazz 101, this course offers deeper listening, more listening instructions, and discusses a greater breadth of Jazz musicians.

$226
M.   Jan 5th - Feb 23rd, 6:30pm
All levels

Students learn to enhance their jigs and reels with ornamentation, tonal variation and syncopation, and expand their repertoire to include hornpipes, slip jigs, hop jigs, slides, and polkas, with the goal of creating versatile and sensitive players who are able to accompany tastefully in whatever style they choose. Learn to accompany jigs, reels,

$170
Th.   Sep 18th - Nov 6th, 8pm
Intermediate

This Funk Fusion Workshop is tailored for musicians who want to explore and embrace the repertoire of the many great Funk-Fusion bands that further enriched the history of jazz in the 1970’s and 80’s.Jazz has no limitations, and it can’t be defined by a single artist or era. Garnering inspiration and guidance from the music of Weather Report,

$240
W.   Oct 1st - Oct 22nd, 8:30pm
Intermediate
Wednesday October 1 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Wednesday October 29 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Wednesday November 26 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
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In The Jazz Improvisation and theory workshop we provides students with the vocabulary and understanding of jazz music theory that is needed to begin improvising with conviction and musicianship. Without the ability to put words together a language cannot be spoken. Students will gain valuable experience playing with other musicians of similar leve

$240
T.   Oct 7th - Oct 28th, 7pm
Intermediate
Tuesday October 7 7pm - 9pm 4 Sessions $240
Tuesday November 4 7pm - 9pm 4 Sessions $240
Tuesday December 2 7pm - 9pm 4 Sessions $240
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Led by Doug Beavers, Grammy winner for his arranging and trombone work with Eddie Palmieri, the Latin Jazz Improvisation workshop is designed to introduce and foster the powers of Latin rhythms and clave in improvisation. Topics covered will include, but are not limited, to:Introduction and discussion of Latin rhythms, clave and their history.Impro

$194
Th.   Oct 9th - Oct 30th, 5:30pm
Intermediate

Students will learn jazz styles, improvisation and jazz theory. The Teen Improvisation Workshop offers a chance for teens (ages 13-19) to learn jazz styles, improvisation, and jazz theory. Weekly sessions involve ensemble rehearsals, theory classes, and guest masterclasses. Performance opportunities vary year to year. Students recently performed a

$595
M.   Sep 22nd - Dec 15th, 5:30pm
All levels
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