Visiting Band Workshops

Band directors with student big bands of all ages are encouraged to bring their performing groups for a customized workshop at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, for an opportunity to work directly with JALC clinicians and artists.

Visiting band workshops welcome student jazz ensembles of all varieties to the Irene Diamond Education Center at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and engage them in high quality and inspiring clinics with renowned musicians and educators. Each workshop is a customized collaboration with teaching artists and musicians of the highest caliber, who respond to the individual needs of a student ensemble. Sessions can be adapted to address specific concepts, composers, and genres of jazz. Workshop content is based on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s pedagogical approach and high quality charts for jazz ensembles.

Contact us for specific costs. Most workshops are two hours, but longer workshops may also be scheduled. The fee includes artist/clinician, room rental, piano, drum set, upright bass, chairs, and stands. Other instruments or equipment can be rented for an additional fee.

We have a roster of outstanding artist/clinicians and will work with the band director to identify a clinician best suited for his or her group.

Subject to availability in the studio spaces at Frederick P. Rose Hall, a “hold” can be put in the calendar as soon as interest is expressed.Contact us as early as possible for best availability, especially during the busy spring season. Weekday mornings or afternoons are strongly preferred.

Bands should prepare three charts for a two-hour workshop. We ask that at least one chart be from the Jazz at Lincoln Center print music library, including our Essentially Ellington Series, Jazz for Young People Series and Essential Jazz Editions. To see a complete catalog, visit

Here are some library recommendations:

Middle School Jazz Bands
  • Jazz for Young People Series
  • Essentially Ellington Series
High School Jazz Bands
  • Jazz for Young People Series
  • Essentially Ellington Series
  • Essential Jazz Editions
College Jazz Bands
  • Essentially Ellington Series
  • Essential Jazz Editions



To schedule a workshop for your student jazz ensemble at Frederick P. Rose Hall contact:

Steve Renko
Assistant, Student and Family Programs


Additional Opportunities

  • Frederick P. Rose Hall Facility Tours – Our Visitor Services Department offers tours of Frederick P. Rose Hall free of charge. For information, please contact Emily Blumen at Tours are subject to space availability and typically can only be confirmed one month in advance.
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Concerts – Group tickets are available to Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts throughout the year. Visit the group sales page or email for more information.
  • Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Group rates are available to attend our jazz club, open nightly with sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm with an additional set at 11:00pm on Tuesday through Saturday nights. Click here for more information on group sales at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
  • Performing at Frederick P. Rose Hall – At present, there are no performance opportunities for visiting student jazz ensembles.