Summer Jazz Workshop

Experience an Award-Winning Jazz Tradition For High School and College Students!

July 15-21, 2018 — one week workshop for anyone interested in jazz, from beginner to advanced.

25th Annual SUMMER JAZZ WORKSHOP for high school and college students.

  • Seven intense days of improvisation and performance for students, age 14 and older
  • Open to commuters and residents
  • Classes in improvisation, arranging, and jazz history
  • World-renowned artists in nightly clinics and concerts
  • An evening at a legendary New York City jazz club
  • A final concert with students and resident faculty
  • Tuition scholarships available

Whether you commute or reside on campus, you may 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 School of Continuing and Professional Education, the Department of Music, and the College of the Arts and Communication.

Other summer Music Programs include:

For more information and to register, go to the Summer Youth Programs website at

Register for the Summer Jazz Workshop Now!

You can live on campus or commute to the program, choose your application status below:

Jimmy Heath

Artist in Residence
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Faculty & Staff

Timothy Newman

Resident Faculty:
Cecil Bridgewater
Charlie Dougherty
Steve La Spina
Marcus McLaurine
James Weidman