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Winter 2015
Happy New Year!
Rockin’ Jazz Band is Coming
Rock Performance Workshop Features
Two Newest Bands at Crossroads Show
The NJWA Rock Performance Workshop will present a live
concert on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 5:15 p.m. at The
Crossroads, 78 North Avenue, Garwood. The concert will
feature the groups “Spyked” and “El Guapo,” composed of gifted
and talented teen musicians from the Westfield area.
The sets will feature songs by bands including Guns ‘N' Roses,
Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Ozzy Osbourne, Franz Ferdinand, Snow
Patrol, and more. This diverse show will appeal to rock fans of all
ages and interests. Proceeds from the $5 admission will benefit
the Rock Performance Workshop.
Jazz it up this January with the return of the NJWA
Rockin’ Jazz Band, under the baton of drummer/director
Caryn Feder. The Rockin' Jazz Band is for musicians who
enjoy playing Jazz, Rock, Blues, Pop, Broadway, Latin
and Dixieland. Instrumentation of the Jazz Ensemble
includes alto, tenor and bari saxophone, trumpet,
trombone, electric and bass guitar, drum set, percussion
and piano. Vocalists are also welcome.
Jazz band experience is preferred for acceptance into this
intergenerational group.
Under direction of guitarist Glen Brown and percussionist John
Bryan, Spyked and El Guapo have met weekly on Saturday nights
at the NJWA studios to perfect their musical skills and enjoy the
atmosphere of rocking out with their peers.
To find out more about the Rock Performance Workshop winter
session starting in February, or the Intro to Rock Performance
class which has an on-demand schedule, call 908-789-9696 or
visit the NJWA studios at 150-152 East Broad St., Westfield.
Join us for an open rehearsal on Saturday, Jan. 17 at
3:00! Bring a prepared solo or jazz band selection to play.
Rehearsals will be every subsequent Saturday afternoon
from 3:00 – 4:30 at the Music Studio (150-152 E. Broad
St. in Westfield). The fee for participation is $100. Please
call Dr. Ted Schlosberg at (908) 789-9696 to schedule an
audition for placement.
Left to Right: Rebecca White, Ebony Payne, Aidan Pine, Jonathan
Henkel, Conor Krueger, Ben Tipton. Not pictured: Isabella Mancene.
NJWA and Florian Schantz Hold Successful
Fundraiser for The Music Connection
The “Fluteketeers” Gear Up for the
Winter/Spring Session
On December 21, 2014, The Crossroads in Garwood jumped and
jived for kids with special needs. Florian Schantz and his Jazz
Combo kicked off their initiative for the NJ Workshop for the
Arts’ Music Connection program with a special holiday concert.
The successful benefit concert is the first step towards
reestablishing this program, which provides free or low-cost
music lessons for special needs children. Many area businesses
and friends of NJWA generously attended the concert or donated
to the fund, and NJWA and The Music Connection are eternally
grateful to them and to all who have supported this program.
The official flute ensemble of the NJ Workshop for the Arts is
back and kicking off its Winter/Spring session. The Fluteketeers is
an ensemble for flute students who wish to hone their skills
playing in a group. Students will play age- and ability-appropriate
music from the chamber music repertoire while improving their
intonation, coordination, articulation, technique, critical listening
skills and more. All flute students aged 9-14 are welcome to join.
Participants must be able to play the following scales: Bb Major, F
Major, Eb Major, G Major, D Major, and Chromatic. Potential
members may be required to meet with the instructor to determine
placement in the ensemble.
The group meets Saturdays from 2:00 – 3:00 pm starting January
17 and running through mid-June (see the NJWA website for exact
dates). Rehearsals are held at the Music Studio at 150-152 E.
Broad St. Tuition is $300. To register, visit the official Fluteketeers
website at and click on the
“Registration” tab. Registrations are due by January 31, so don’t
wait – log on today! Please email the director with any questions at
[email protected]
Pictured left to right (front row) are Rup Chattopadhyay, Florian
Schantz, Margaret Schantz, Phil Rinaldi; (back row) Lowell
Schantz and Cory Ackerman. Florian Schantz, age 11, is a
product of The Music Connection, where he discovered his
immense talent for jazz. Planning is underway for additional
events for 2015. Contact the NJWA at 908-789-9696 or visit
their studios at 150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield for more
information. Donations are always welcome and tax deductible.
To find out more about The Music Connection, visit the NJWA
website at To find out more
about the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, visit
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The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts
150-152 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
Tel: (908) 789-9696 Fax: (908) 789-9101 Email: [email protected]