Summer Jazz Workshop


27th edition
Chioggia (Venice), 22nd -29th July 2017

in partnership with The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, New York.

Instrumental master classes and the new international Big Band workshop


Rory Stuart, guitar 
Amy London, voice 
Aaron Goldberg, piano 
Jeff Hirshfield, drums
John Ellis, sax
Stefano Senni, double bass
Ambrogio De Palma, Big Band workshop


The Summer Jazz Workshop will take place in Chioggia, close to Venice and on the seaside, from 22 to 29 July 2017. It is already in its 27th edition and is one of the most outstanding of its kind in Europe, a true training course held by extremely highly qualified musicians.

Veneto Jazz and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music of New York, co-produce an eight-day workshop, as part of the Venezia Jazz Festival, in collaboration with some of the most prestigious Italian music conservatories.

The Workshop is open to students from all over the world (twenty different countries were represented in the 2015 edition) and provides a unique atmosphere, with eight days of full-time activities.

Students will have the great opportunity to study with excellent international jazz musicians and educators. The program boasts a renowned faculty: Rory Stuart, guitar – Amy London, voice – Aaron Goldberg, piano – Jeff Hirschfield, drums – John Ellis,  sax – Stefano Senni, double bass.

The Workshop will include daily instrumental master classes, three different levels of theory classes, several special topics, and rehearsals. The program culminates in a series of student big band and ensemble performances.

For the first time the new international Big Band workshop will take place during the Summer Jazz Workshop. Directed by Ambrogio De Palma, it will involve all the students.

The Summer Jazz Workshop is organized by Veneto Jazz, as part of the Venezia Jazz Festival, in collaboration with Associazione Lirico Musicale Clodiense – Chioggia, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and the Veneto Region.

Partners: The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music – New York, CVL Drums.

The direction of the workshop is by Gabriele Vianelli.

Registration fee: € 400

Information and registration:

Veneto Jazz: Mob. +39 327 3324469, Mob. +39 366 2700299 - 


Not just music… but also fun, relax and culture. The Summer Jazz Workshop takes place in Chioggia, close to Venice and on the seaside. It is the best chance to visit some of the most beautiful places in the Veneto Region.

Musically Inclined. The Summer Jazz Workshop represents a real training school that has built a new generation of professional musicians.

See the pictures of the past editions: 2013 - 2014 - 2015