The New York Hot Jazz Camp is an immersive experience with New York's finest traditional jazz musicians and recording artists, founded in 2015 by Co-Directors Molly Ryan and Bria Skonberg. We aim to provide instruction to musicians of all skill levels, who want to further their knowledge of classic jazz in a positive and supportive environment. The curriculum pulls from jazz's inception in the Southern US through its journey to New York and Chicago in the 1920s and '30s and subsequent West Coast stylings. Each Spring the NYHJC hosts a week long intensive in the heart of Greenwich Village where a maximum of 48 participants take part in masterclasses, workshops, private lessons, lectures, and ensemble rehearsals. In 2018 the NYHJC partnered with Prohibition Productions to co-present the Gotham Jazz Festival, a 12 hour musical marathon celebrating local talent as well as the final concert of all students and faculty.
Due to COVID-19 the 2020 camp was cancelled. The first virtual weekend workshop will take place October 9-11, 2020, and feature interactive presentations, song studies, discussions and more.
As of spring 2020, the New York Hot Jazz Camp is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization.