New, Unique, FREE Jazz Workshop Starts Oct. 1, 2019!

Hands-On Introduction to American Jazz

Empire State College SUNY credit!

The Yip Harburg* Lyrics Foundation offers a FREE workshop, Hands-On Introduction to American Jazz, taught by Dan Aran, Internationally Renowned Jazz Percussionist, Master Teacher and Music Director and Celebrated Guests.

This workshop is an exploration of the development of Jazz, from its origins in West Africa to the present. The workshop will explore what Jazz is and cover: Jazz Improvisation; the styles of Jazz Greats; how to listen to Jazz; Jazz and the American Songbook (George and Ira Gershwin, Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen et al.); learning to hear instruments, musical forms and international influences in Jazz.  Learn to read music and create your own!

Check out Dan Aran’s website –

To be part of this Unique, Free Jazz Workshop, contact Deena Harburg, Executive Director, Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation ASAP at

Join us for a Rare, One-of-a-Kind Experience!

  • Dates: Tuesday Evenings, October 1st – January 14st
  • Time: 5 – 7 PM
  • Place:  Theater for the New City: 155 First Avenue, New York, NY 10003 

Yip Harburg, Broadway’s social conscience, wrote all the lyrics to the film The Wizard of Oz (“Over the Rainbow,” etc.) and the classic musical Finian’s Rainbow