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July 21 - 27: 31st Annual Jazz Workshop (Residents)

Experience an Award-Winning Jazz Tradition!


Jazz Band



Wycliffe Gordon

Timothy Newman

Resident Faculty:

Tim Newman

Steve La Spina

Marcus McLaurine

Kelly Green


July 21-27, 2024

Experience an award-winning tradition!

Our 31st annual Summer Jazz Workshop is now open to all ages 14 and older.

The Workshop offers a weeklong intensive, immersive experience for beginner, intermediate, and advanced instrumentalists or vocalists. In-depth knowledge of jazz or jazz improvisation is not required.


  • Seven intense days of improvisation and performance for students aged 14 and older
  • The option to commute or reside on campus; adult participants (18 and older) must commute*
  • Daily intensive 3-hour ensemble rehearsals; improvisation, arranging, and jazz history classes with outstanding faculty and staff
  • Private lessons and master classes
  • World-renowned jazz artists in nightly concerts and meet-the-artist sessions
  • A final concert with students and resident faculty

*All participants, commuters, and residents can take advantage of the University’s practice facilities, food court and cafeteria, and recreational activities.

Previous Performing Artists/Clinicians: Dr. Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Mulgrew Miller, Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, Vanessa Rubin, Lou Donaldson, David “Fathead” Newman, Curtis Fuller, Byron Stripling, Bob Mintzer, Paquito D’Rivera, Renee Rosnes, Chris Potter, Billy Drummond, Al Grey, Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, Dafnis Prieto, and Dena DeRose.

The William Paterson Summer Jazz Workshop is sponsored by: The College of Education and the Department of Music.

Instructor :
Dates : 07/21/24 to 07/27/24
Days : Sun,Mon,Tues,Weds,Thu,Fri,Sat
From : 9:00am - 9:00pm
Fee : $1749.00
Course Number : HS-002

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