Due to overwhelming demand and the success of the NYJA® Summer Jazz Intensives, New York Jazz Academy® is now offering NYJA® Winter Jazz Intensives, NYJA® Spring Jazz Intensives, and NYJA® Custom Jazz Intensives.

NYJA® Jazz Intensives are NYC’s most popular jazz programs for jazz musicians, including both teens and adults. These unique and fully immersive music camps emphasize practical playing experience through a variety of classes, clinics, and activities for today’s jazz musician.

All participants will be placed in cohorts that stress a combination of improvising and collaborative music-making. Participants will leave the program with a significantly greater understanding of harmony, melody, and jazz style.

When and where are the NYJA® Jazz Intensives?

2023 NYJA® Winter Jazz Intensives will be held from December 26-30, 2023 (Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am-5:00pm).

2024 NYJA® Spring Jazz Intensives will be held from April 22-26, 2024 (Mon-Fri, 11:00am-5:00pm)

NYJA® Custom Jazz Intensives are arranged year-round by appointment and require a minimum of three participants.

Apply for the NYJA® Winter Jazz Intensives


Can you walk me through a typical day?

11:00am Jazz Theory/Harmony
12:00pm Jazz Styles and Improv Workshops
1:00pm LUNCH + Tutorials
2:00pm Artist Masterclasses/Concerts
3:00pm Ensemble Rehearsals
5:00pm Regular Dismissal
(5:30pm-8pm Optional) Evening outings on select nights


$1,116/member rate, $1,395/regular rate (click on the blue button at the bottom of this page for complete tuition details and dates)

What about housing?

New York Jazz Academy® does not offer dormitory housing. Hotels in Manhattan tend to start at around $149/night, at a minimum.

How do I apply?

Submit your online application.

When is the application deadline?

Winter Jazz Intensives application deadline is December 1, 2023. Applications are considered year-round, space permitting.

Need More Info?

For much more detailed information on the NYJA® Jazz Intensives or other New York Jazz Academy® school year programs click on this post about “What to Expect at the NYJA® Summer Jazz Intensives”. Also check out our media page for Jazz Intensives videos and photos.

Jazz Intensives Details and Registration Info

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