– Monique A., vocalist
Finally a place for vocalists! New York Jazz Academy® allows musicians to take their vocal chops to new levels by offering a range of courses, from vocal groups and ensembles, private lessons, jazz intensives, and more, all in an effort to collaborate and share ideas with other musicians. Classes are led by Carolyn Leonhart, Sirintip, Vicki Burns, and Tammy Scheffer, among others. In addition to touching on more fundamental and essential parts of jazz development, these workshops also incorporate Vocalnomics, which involves a rigorous approach to vocal scat and bebop style. The NYJA® Latin American Vocal Workshop is run by Sofia Rei and presents an opportunity for vocalists to delve deeply into a less swing-centric style. Other courses include small ensembles, theory and notation classes, improv workshops, and online classes. NYJA® vocalists see opportunities to work with a NYJA® mentor and also with other jazz musicians, including world-class accompanists and rhythm section players, taking their music to new heights of expression and feeling. NYJA® vocalists often have the opportunity to perform in some of the most iconic NY music venues. Singers have performed recently at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Club Bonafide, and more.
- NYJA® Vocal Jazz Intensives
- Vocal Workshops and Small Group Instruction
- Small Ensembles
- Improv Workshops
- Vocal Electives: Theory, Bebop Line Building, Notation, Etc.
- Teen Specific Programs
- Private Lessons
- NYJA® Summer Jazz Intensives
- NYJA® Winter/Spring/Custom Jazz Intensives