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Wes Montgomery’s playing casts a towering shadow over modern guitar techniques, and his influence can be heard in the performances of nearly every jazz guitarist today. Bassist Larry Ridley will share his insights into Wes’ life and music with you, drawing from his long friendship and collaboration with the legendary guitarist.

$115
M.   Nov 10th - Dec 1st, 6:30pm
All levels
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The goal of the course is to explain the nature of this music through the analysis of compositions by major musicians of that era: Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, etc. Any musician who wants to understand and play jazz today has to know the language of Bebop. The style, born in the ’40s until the early

$240
M.   Oct 6th - Oct 27th, 8:30pm
Intermediate
Monday October 6 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Monday November 3 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Monday December 1 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
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Join those who share a deep love of music in an environment where familiar masterpieces are made fresh and lesser known artists and masterworks become familiar. Leonard Bernstein was not only a brilliant composer, conductor and pianist, but also an extraordinary teacher and the first musician to harness the power of television in the service of tea

$335
T.   Sep 30th - Dec 16th, 12:30pm
All levels

Have a smart phone? Tablet? Macbook? Then you are a few small and very affordable steps away from having professional music making tools at your disposal. Mobile technology has made writing, recording, and performing music easier and more accessible than ever before. No previous experience necessary.In this class we'll go through the first steps of

$10
M.   Oct 6th, 8:30pm
All levels

If you are just getting started, MP 101 helps those who are new to music production understand the technical and creative process in making a beat and manipulating sounds in Ableton Suite 8. By the end of the course, each student will have produced at least one original track. You will learn:Fundamentals of Ableton Suite softwareBasic music theory

$400
F.   Nov 7th - Dec 19th, 6:30pm
Beginner
Friday November 7 6:30pm - 8:15pm 7 Sessions $400
Sunday November 9 2pm - 3:45pm 7 Sessions $400
Wednesday November 12 4pm - 5:45pm 6 Sessions $400
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MP 303 focuses on the tremendous potential of Ableton Suite’s sound synthesis tools to add depth and color to your original production. Our Advanced Music Production course will take you far beyond the basics, helping you make sense out of synthesis. You’ll get a grasp of how to layer and combine sounds, as well as how this can work cohesively

$500
Sa.   Nov 8th - Dec 20th, 3pm
Advanced

In this class you will work through a variety of rhythmic principles inspired by today’s Jazz compositions and influenced by rhythmic concepts found in South Indian, North Indian and African music. We will work on accent points, groupings, mixed meter principles and polyrhythm. The main focus is to strengthen inner time by expanding your rhythmic

$240
T.   Oct 7th - Oct 28th, 9pm
Advanced
Tuesday October 7 9pm - 11pm 1 Session $240
Tuesday November 4 9pm - 11pm 1 Session $240
Tuesday December 2 9pm - 11pm 1 Session $240
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Calling all community jazz musicians! Perform classic big band literature, Latin music, funk tunes and more with the York College Big Band. Founded in 2007, the YCBB explores large ensemble repertoire and is an active ensemble on and off campus. Students must be able to read music. An audition is required and space is limited.

$150
W.   Oct 15th - Nov 19th, 6:30pm
All levels

If you just finished MP 101, or have a basic understanding of Ableton and want to pursue music production further, MP 202 is the course for you. Get a deeper understanding of Ableton Suite’s sampling and song structure capabilities.  Focusing on arrangements, this second level music production course will further develop your production

$500
Su.   Nov 9th - Dec 21st, 4pm
Intermediate
Sunday November 9 4pm - 5:45pm 7 Sessions $500
Thursday November 13 6pm - 7:45pm 6 Sessions $500
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Learn the fundamentals of music - melody, harmony, bass and rhythm - will also be explored through improvisation via scales, chords, linear and harmonic sequences, song forms, meters, grooves and feels, phrasing, articulation, and much more. The Jazz Improvisation and Theory 1 workshop is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists who have the desi

$194
T.   Oct 7th - Oct 28th, 5:30pm
Beginner
Tuesday October 7 5:30pm - 7pm 16 Sessions $194
Tuesday November 4 5:30pm - 7pm 16 Sessions $194
Tuesday December 2 5:30pm - 7pm 16 Sessions $194
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Personalize your production style in MP 404. We’ll teach you to create sounds from the ground up – the only way to give your music a unique personality that stands out in a crowd. You’ll also learn some of the basic mixing and mastering functions which can utilize Ableton Suite’s internal effects processors to help give your final tracks th

$550
Sa.   Nov 8th - Dec 20th, 5pm
Advanced

Discography, the science of researching recordings, was invented by Charles Delaunay in 1936 because the recordings themselves didn’t give him enough information about the performances on them. Discography has been a crucial part of Jazz scholarship, and will continue to be in the digital age. Ed Berger, retired curator of the Institute of Jazz S

$115
T.   Nov 4th - Dec 2nd, 6:30pm
All levels

This workshop is geared towards intermediate and advanced musicians looking to explore the musical compositions of the most influential musicians of the Modern Jazz repertoire. From the late ‘60s to the ‘80s, musicians such as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea dominated the jazz world with their innovative styles and

$240
W.   Oct 8th - Oct 29th, 6pm
Advanced
Wednesday October 8 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $240
Wednesday November 5 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $240
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This Funk Fusion Workshop is tailored for musicians who want to explore and embrace the repertoire of the many great Funk-Fusion bands that further enriched the history of jazz in the 1970’s and 80’s.Jazz has no limitations, and it can’t be defined by a single artist or era. Garnering inspiration and guidance from the music of Weather Report,

$240
W.   Oct 1st - Oct 22nd, 8:30pm
Intermediate
Wednesday October 1 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Wednesday October 29 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Wednesday November 26 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
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In The Jazz Improvisation and theory workshop we provides students with the vocabulary and understanding of jazz music theory that is needed to begin improvising with conviction and musicianship. Without the ability to put words together a language cannot be spoken. Students will gain valuable experience playing with other musicians of similar leve

$240
T.   Oct 7th - Oct 28th, 7pm
Intermediate
Tuesday October 7 7pm - 9pm 4 Sessions $240
Tuesday November 4 7pm - 9pm 4 Sessions $240
Tuesday December 2 7pm - 9pm 4 Sessions $240
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Led by Doug Beavers, Grammy winner for his arranging and trombone work with Eddie Palmieri, the Latin Jazz Improvisation workshop is designed to introduce and foster the powers of Latin rhythms and clave in improvisation. Topics covered will include, but are not limited, to:Introduction and discussion of Latin rhythms, clave and their history.Impro

$194
Th.   Oct 9th - Oct 30th, 5:30pm
Intermediate

Featuring Steve Coleman, Jonathan Finlayson, and Anthony TiddThe collision between Abstract Expressionism and jazz began in the galleries and clubs of New York in the 1940s, as avant-garde artists from each world learned more about each other. This connection pushed jazz in a more formal, intellectual direction exemplified by a number of thoughtful

$18
Th.   Nov 6th, 7:30pm
All levels

Students will learn jazz styles, improvisation and jazz theory. The Teen Improvisation Workshop offers a chance for teens (ages 13-19) to learn jazz styles, improvisation, and jazz theory. Weekly sessions involve ensemble rehearsals, theory classes, and guest masterclasses. Performance opportunities vary year to year. Students recently performed a

$595
M.   Sep 22nd - Dec 15th, 5:30pm
All levels

This new course will be taught by Terry Waldo. Scott Joplin (1868 – 1917) was both the senior and preeminent Ragtime composer-pianist. His “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer” are still commonly played and exceedingly well known. A Joplin masterwork, the opera “Treemonisha”, is a cornerstone in what would be later labeled Third Stre

$115
T.   Oct 7th - Oct 28th, 6:30pm
All levels