Open Jazz Workshop Series (March - April 2024)

Please join our director saxophonist Joey Berkley along with the following veteran musicians for an Open Jazz Workshop Series 6-9PM on the following Sundays

March 10 Ralph Lalama (Tenor sax)
March 17 Alan Goidel (Trombone)
March 24 Paul Bollenback (Guitar)
April 7 Tony Kadleck (Trumpet)
April 14 Joel Rosenblatt (Drums)

Jam session immediately follows each workshop, open to the public.

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White Plains Jazz Festival 2023

A select group of students, along with several professional musicians opened up for the White Plains Jazz Festival on September 10th, 2023. It was a great afternoon of jazz capped off by performances by the Detroit-raised recording artist, bassist and composer Endea Owen and the Mount Vernon native and contemporary jazz saxophonist Mike Phillips.

Summer Performances at the Ridge Hill Mall 2023

The Westchester Center for Jazz & Contemporary Music continued playing in the Saturday Ridge Hill Mall Series in Yonkers in 2023 with performances in May, June, August, and September. A combination of professionals and our students, the series exemplifies a key aspect of our school, providing students opportunities to learn from and interact with professional musicians in various settings, including live performances.

Open Jazz Intensive 2023

The Westchester Center for Jazz & Contemporary Music hosted its first Open Jazz Intensive on March 11th, 2023. The workshop was conducted by our director saxophonist Joey Berkley along with special guests, the well-known veteran musicians Joel Rosenblatt (drums) and Brian Pareschi (trumpet). Participants got a chance to explore rhythm and brass techniques, along with improvisational fundaments within a relaxed, ensemble setting.