We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year, covering a wide range of topics and taught by some of the best artists and educators around. You can sign up for a single session or a short series, depending on your schedule and interests.
Our workshops are available online or in-person, as noted in each description, so no matter where you are, you can join in on the fun. And with a range of topics to choose from, you’re sure to find a workshop that’s right for you. Use the filters below to refine your search.
Saturday, September 30, 2 – 4 pm
Jazz Workshop with the Michael Feinberg Quartet feat. Josh Evans, Benito Gonzalez, and Jeff Tain Watts
Join us for this intimate session with four contemporary jazz greats!
Sunday, October 1, Noon – 3 pm
Living Life As A Professional Singer with Jackie Ryan
In the first part of this workshop, Jackie Ryan will share perspectives on life as a professional singer gained over decades of experience in the field.
Sunday, October 1, 2 – 4 pm
Improvisation and Consciousness: A Journey Into The Neurobiology Of Musical Experience with Bradley Vines
This transformative workshop provides an opportunity to explore improvisation from the perspective of neuroscience-based theories of consciousness.
Saturday, October 7, 2 – 3:30 pm
Improvising on Groove Patterns with Yoron Israel
As taught on his educational DVD Creative Improvisation for Jazz Drum Set, master drummer, composer, bandleader, and educator Yoron Israel will share and demonstrate specific techniques, concepts, and personal experiences on what he terms “an inspirational launching pad” – improvising on and around the groove.
Sunday, October 8, 1 – 4 pm
Improvisation Workshop: Killer Joe with Michael Smolens
Of the 300 songs Benny Golson penned, his classic 1959 “Killer Joe” is one of his most well-known.
Sunday, October 8, 2 – 4 pm
Energetics for Jazz Musicians with Dillon Vado
Music is a language of energetics, and in this workshop, we will learn and explore how to work in alignment with natural energetic principles on the bandstand.
Saturday, October 14, 2 – 4 pm
JAMBAR Presents: Anat Cohen Jazz Masterclass
Responsibilities of the Soloist Widely-acclaimed multi-reedist, composer, and bandleader Anat Cohen leads this workshop, focusing on the responsibilities of the soloist.
Saturday, October 14, 11 am – 1 pm
Music: The Medicine of the Soul with Ellen Johnson
Plato once remarked, “Music is the medicine of the soul,” and we all know the profound impact music has on our emotions.
Sunday, October 15, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Universal Vocal Technique with Kalil Wilson
Vocalist Kalil Wilson shares strategies for developing a balanced vocal sound.
2 Sundays, October 22 and 29, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Small Things: Pandeiro Madness and More with Ami Molinelli
In this two-part workshop, students will explore the connections between the pandeiro and other percussion instruments that influence rhythmic patterns in a wide range of musical styles.