The National Jazz Workshop (NJW) has set a standard of excellence for those serious about learning and mastering the language of the definitive American art form — jazz.
Inspired by the legendary Stan Kenton Jazz Camp model where, as Kenton said, students would “take a bath in jazz,” NJW offers an intensive, comprehensive curriculum for jazz studies including improvisation, big band and small-group performance, composition, arranging, and masterclasses.
The main goal of the workshop is to provide participants with the resources and direction to further develop and expand individual skills during, after the camp, and throughout the year.
Customize Your NJW Experience
National Jazz Workshop offers an array of tracks to help you focus and refine your skills.
Take your artistry to the next level
from beginner to expert and study
with exceptional musicians in areas of improvisation, pedagogy, jazz theory, instrument-specific masterclasses,
Under the direction of MIKE TOMARO, the arranging track explores beginner to advanced techniques in jazz arranging, orchestration, and jazz composition.
Master your ability to guide, capture, and produce exceptional audio with hands-on recording techniques in and out of the studio with GOLDER O'NEILL.
We also offer an OBSERVATION TRACK which is ideal for educators and offered for adults only.
Observe students or audit seminars and classes on your own schedule!
Available for College Credit! More information coming soon.
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