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 What I think this school does better than any school I’ve ever been to is combine the educational portion of music with the oral tradition of passing it down. – Marlin W., Drummer / Percussionist

Over the years, New York Jazz Academy® has evolved into one of the most diverse musical communities in the world, comprising over 1,000 musicians of all kinds, from over 35 states, and over 70 countries. A music school based in NYC, NYJA welcomes artists of all ages and skill levels to join in the pursuit of excellence in jazz. With locations thriving in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, NYJA has built an extensive network of some of the best jazz musicians and educators in America’s most talent-packed city. NYJA’s diverse student body includes seasoned performing artists, adult hobbyists, supremely talented teens, and beginners of all ages. Students can train on virtually any instrument, including piano, guitar, drums, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, voice, and more.

For students in and outside of New York City, New York Jazz Academy® offers private music lessons, jazz courses online, vocal jazz workshops, youth jazz programs, adult jazz programs, jazz band rehearsals, including small ensembles and big bands, improv workshops, an in-house NYC guitar school, jazz piano lessons, jazz saxophone lessons, and much more, offering something for virtually everyone. The NYJA Summer Jazz Intensives are the most highly attended summer music camp in NYC. In addition to summer programs and year-round programs, NYJA also offers spring jazz intensives and winter jazz intensives, which are seasonal jazz workshops.

Beyond music classes, the New York Jazz Academy® Jazz Ambassadors travel program gives musicians and fans an opportunity to travel worldwide while experiencing the music of diverse cultures. NYJA also offer professional entertainment services, including party bands, wedding jazz bands, ceremony music in NYC and beyond, and much more.

An active contributor to the cultural vitality of the city, NYJA also offers school outreach programs and assemblies, special performances at major jazz venues, custom workshops for out-of-town students, and educational consulting and publishing. Current and previous collaborators and clients have included PBS Television, CNBC, Save The Children, DreamYard, Smoke Jazz Club, Club Bonafide, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the NYC Office of the Mayor, and the Smithsonian Institute.

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To find out what New York Jazz Academy® programs may be right for you, contact us for a free assessment! Also feel free to browse our website for more information on our programs, including curriculum, rates, locations, instructors, and more.

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