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

2021 NYJA® Winter Jazz Intensives will be held from December 26-30, 2021 (Sunday-Thursday, 11:00am-5:00pm).

2022 NYJA® Spring Jazz Intensives will be held from April 18-22, 2022 (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 Ensemble Rehearsals
4:00pm Artist Masterclasses/Concerts
5:00pm Regular Dismissal
(5:30pm-8pm Optional) Evening outings on select nights


$895-$1,295/intensive, depending on the number of weeks enrolled. (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 $129/night, at a minimum.

How do I apply?

Submit your online application.

When is the application deadline?

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.

Other Summer Options

Did you know that NYJA® offers evening and weekend ensembles and programs all year, including a fully immersive 1-day mini-camp for adults and teens most Saturdays in July and August? Click here for program options.

Jazz Intensives Details and Registration Info

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