New York Jazz Academy® concerts at Club Bonafide feature many of the talented musicians studying and performing with New York Jazz Academy®, the fastest-growing music school in New York City. Performers include jazz vocalists and instrumentalists directed by saxophonists Javier Arau, Michael Webster and David Engelhard, trombonist and vocalist Ron Wilkins, trumpeter Peck Allmond, guitarist Tom Dempsey, bassists Ron McClure and Matt Pavolka, drummer Pete Zimmer, and many others. Concerts will close with an open jam session, so bring your instrument!
NYJA is the fastest-growing music school in New York City. Its innovative and comprehensive jazz curriculum has helped hundreds of students, including adults and kids. NYJA began in Manhattan with a simple and determined mission of providing ensemble performance and rehearsal opportunities to talented young musicians. Over the years, the school has seen unprecedented growth while developing into a new and successful model of jazz education and professional development for musicians of all ages and levels. Now NYJA helps train and develop a student body of all ages and levels, including seasoned performing artists using NYJA programs as a form of professional development, adult hobbyists of varied ability, supremely talented teens, and beginners of all ages. With locations thriving in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, New York Jazz Academy® has become a beacon of inspiration and insight for musicians ready to take their jazz playing to the next level.