New York Jazz Academy

New York Jazz Academy

Performing Arts
Upper West Side, New York, New York
(2 Reviews)

New York Jazz Academy, NYC’s fastest-growing music school, welcomes artists of all ages and skill levels to join us 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. Our 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, voice, and more.

From private lessons and improv workshops to jam sessions and band rehearsals, NYJA has something for virtually everyone. An active contributor to the cultural vitality of the city, NYJA also offers school outreach programs and assemblies, special performances, partnerships with major jazz clubs, custom workshops for out-of-town students, online classes, and educational consulting and publishing.

Reviews of New York Jazz Academy

(2 Reviews)
Spring Jazz Intensives

4/3/2018
Tulio M

Attended: Spring Jazz Intensives


Simply the best! It was one of the best experiences I had in New York in 2016, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn with great teachers and i have met so many talented musicians and singers. I totally recommend for all the jazz singers and musicians with or without experience to apply to the intensives. A special thank to Javier and all my amazing teachers, Aubrey, Tammy and Carolyn, and the talented David. Greetings from Brazil !

Spring Jazz Intensives

4/3/2018
Greg G

Attended: Spring Jazz Intensives


My experience with NYJA has been absolutely amazing. David Engelhard is a phenomenal teacher, and an even better person. Javier Arau, the founder of NYJA has gone above and beyond to ensure that I found a NYJA program which was the correct fit for my musical goals. NYJA has an atmosphere of professionalism, equality, humility, and passion- staying true to the roots of jazz music indeed. I haven‰Ûªt experienced a 2 hour group/session that was more educational and inspirational in years. I‰Ûªm humbled and thrilled to be a part of NYJA.

Spring Jazz Intensives

4/3/2018
Marcela R

Attended: Spring Jazz Intensives


New York Jazz Academy is amazing, as a student in one of the workshops I am very exited to share that in a very short period of time I have learned so much and that I finally started expresing my self in a more musical way. What ever your musical goals are, there will be a program designed to help reach those goals. I have had the oportunity to study with several teachers and wow, these guys are amazing, as musicians and educators. It is such a Joy to be a part of these programs. For those interested in learning jazz, I highly recomend NYJA.

Vocal Jazz Workshops

6/2/2016
Angela B.

Attended: Vocal Jazz Workshops


Yaala is knowlegeable & encouraging. There was a great variety of song styles and enough time for each student to learn and practice the songs.

Learn to Play Congas

11/2/2014
Sonya M.

Attended: Learn to Play Congas


Sonya M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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263 W 86th St, New York, New York 10024
New York Jazz Academy
Upper West Side, Manhattan
263 W 86th St
At West End Ave
New York, New York 10024

Upcoming Classes at New York Jazz Academy

Vocal Improv Workshop
Vocal Improv Workshop
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 31st, 6pm - 7pm

Vocal Jazz Workshops
Vocal Jazz Workshops
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 30th, 7pm - 8:50pm

Manhattan Big Band
Manhattan Big Band
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 2pm - 3:50pm

Jazz Improv Workshops
Jazz Improv Workshops
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 30th, 6pm - 7pm

Teachers at New York Jazz Academy

Adam Birnbaum Ambrosio, David and Zimmer, Pete Arau, Javier and Webster, Michael Aubrey Johnson Aubrey Johnson & Thana Alexa Aubrey Johnson, Tammy Scheffer Aubrey Johnson, Kelly Ash Aubrey Johnson, Carolyn Leonhart & Sofia Rei Aubrey Johnson, Kelly Ash Carolyn Leonhart B. Shepik, A. Kehati, D. Blankinship, D. Ambrosio, D. Engelhard & M. Webster Birnbaum, Adam and Escoffery, Wayne Carolyn Leonhart Carolyn Leonhart, Tammy Scheffer Andrew Lim Dan Asher and Michael Webster Dan Asher, David Engelhard & Michael Webster Dan Asher, Erica von Kleist, and Michael Webster Daniel Blankinship Dave Allen David Engelhard David Ambrosio David Engelhard and Ron Wilkins David Engelhard, Daniel Bennett David Engelhard, John Ray David Engelhard, Michael Webster David Engelhard, Javier Arau & John Ray David Engelhard, Javier Arau, Ron Wilkins David Engelhard, Michael Webster Dan Asher David Engelhard, Michael Webster & Alex Nguyen David Engelhard, Michael Webster & Javier Arau David Engelhard, Michael Webster, Peck Allmond, Jon Toscano, Ron Wilkins David Engelhard, Michael Webster, Alex Nguyen, Aubrey Johnson, Thana Alexa David Engelhard, Michael Webster, Dan Asher, Alex Nguyen David Engelhard, Michael Webster, Javier Arau & Alex Nguyen David Engelhard, Michael Webster, Kelly Ash, Alex Nguyen David Engelhard, Peck Allmond, Jon Toscano & Ron Wilkins Dempsey, Tom and Webster, Michael Erica von Kleist Escoffery, Wayne and Birnbaum, Adam Javier Arau Javier Arau and Kelly Ash Javier Arau, Kelly Ash and Carolyn Leonhart Javier Arau, David Engelhard & Michael Webster Javier Arau, JC Sanford & Michael Webster Javier Arau, Kelly Ash, David Engelhard , & Michael Webster Javier Arau, Tom Dempsey Lindsey Horner, & Michael Webster Jenni Co Joy Suprano, Jenni Barber, Benjamin Rauhala & Marc Tumminelli Kelly Ash and Carolyn Leonhart Lia Bourque-Mooney + TBD Lia Bourque-Mooney + TBD Lindsey Horner Lorne Watson M. Webster, P. Allmond, D. Engelhard M. Pavolka, A. Larson & J. Toscano Michael Webster Michael Webster & Javier Arau Michael Webster, Alex Nguyen & Javier Arau Michael Webster, Javier Arau, Jeff Fairbanks, David Engelhard Michael Webster, Michael Feinberg Dan Blankinship Miles Griffith New York Jazz Academy Instructors New York Jazz Academy Teachers New York Jazz Academy Instructors Oscar Feldman Peck Allmond Ron Wilkins Ron Wilkins Javier Arau Ron Wilkins, Carolyn Leonhart, and Tammy Scheffer Ron Wilkins, Peck Allmond, Vicki Burns, Thana Alexa Ron Wilkins,Yaala Ballin, Tammy Scheffer & Carolyn Leonhart Scott Kiloby Sirintip & Vicki Burns Sirintip, Carolyn Leonhart & Tammy Scheffer Sirintip, Yaala Ballin, Carolyn Leonhart & Tammy Scheffer Small Ensemble Workshop Instructors Sofia Koutsovitis Sofia Rei Stuart Mack , Javier Arau Stuart Mack, Javier Arau & Matt Pavolka Stuart Mack, Peck Allmond, Matt Pavolka Vicki Burns & Thana Alexa Stuart Mack, Peck Allmond, Matt Pavolka, Vicki Burns, Carolyn Leonhart & Sirintip Tammy Scheffer & Carolyn Leonhart Tammy Scheffer, Carolyn Leonhart Andrew Lim Tammy Scheffer, Carolyn Leonhart & Andrew Lim Tammy Scheffer, Vicki Burns, Yaala Ballin Thana Alexa Tim Ferguson Tom Dempsey Tom Dempsey, Lindsey Horner, Christopher Rogers and Michael Webster Tom Dempsey, Lindsey Rogers Horner, and Christopher Webster Tom Dempsey, Tim Ferguson & David Engelhard Tom Dempsey, Tim Ferguson & Michael Webster Tom Horner Dempsey, Lindsey Rogers and Christopher Webster Vicki Burns Ron Wilkins Vicki Burns & Tammy Scheffer Vicki Burns, Tammy Scheffer and Ron Wilkins Yaala Ballin Yaala Ballin, Carolyn Leonhart, and Tammy Scheffer ​Tom Dempsey & Tim Ferguson ​Tom Dempsey, Sten Hostfalt
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