Saxophone Masterclass

NY Saxophonists Jim Snidero and Walt Weiskopf have over 30 years of experience as jazz recording artists for labels such as EMI, Milestone, Savant, and Criss-Cross. They have been top-shelf sidemen with many of the greats, including the Mingus Big band, Steely Dan, Jack McDuff, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Eddie Palmieri and Sting, among many. They are also best-selling authors ("Jazz Conception", 'Around the horn", and more) and world-class educators.

The Jim Snidero and Walt Weiskopf Masterclass will give you everything you'll need to sound like a jazz pro. It's simply the best jazz saxophone workshop on the planet. We guarantee it!

Here's what you'll learn:

  • Alto styles of Charlie Parker & Cannonball Adderley
  • Tenor styles of John Coltrane, Hank Mobley &Sonny Stitt
  • Secrets pros use to creating hip, flowing lines
  • Tri-tone subs and 4-3 suspension in every key
  • Tonicizing minor keys in every key
  • Hip Embellishments of melodies
  • Deep insight to ballad techniques and performance
  • Incredible tone building exercises
  • How to develop a controlled, expressive vibrato
  • Hip articulation exercises and techniques
  • How to really swing. Many pros don't even get it
  • How to use subtone, ghost notes, bends & grace notes
  • Deep knowledge of equipment & maintenance
  • Adjusting reeds. Never waste a reed again



Software User’s Guide

Saxophone Workshop Excerpts

Check Out Our Video and Technology

Playing a Ballad

Tenor Masters of the 50's

Tenor Masters of the '50's

Alto Masters of the 50's

Alto Masters of the '50's

  • Don't forget
  • Parker-Rollins example
  • Cannonball example

NEW-Apps For Virtually Any Mobile Device!

  • iPhone DeviceiPhone, iPod
  • iPad DeviceiPad, iPad Pro
  • Android PhonesAndroid Phones
  • Android TabletsAndroid Tablets

Download all content- video lessons, play alongs, printed music-then no internet connection needed! Perfect video and audio, every time.

Also- Print music examples from your computer!

User Testimonials

"These Workshop are a phenomenal learning opportunity for students of jazz improvisation. My saxophone playing went to the next level with valuable tips on improving my tone, ear and solo composition."

-Byron V., Iowa

 ”I have to tell you, this is the best jazz and sax tutorial I’ve ever seen. Thanks for all the hard work”

-Michael, Ohio

“I have been working on your Jazz Saxophone Workshop and am already on the way to becoming a better player”.

-Ivan I., Puerto Rico

"When I started playing the sax recently after a 40+ year hiatus, improvising seemed a bridge too far. Using the JCC Workshop, however, I learned quickly and comfortably the skills to be a jazz musician".

-Harris M., Virginia

"Congratulations for the quality and innovation of your Workshop for saxophone."

-Jean F., France

"Esuna gran experienciaaprender e innovar la calidad y técnicasaxofonística a través de los cursos de “The Jazz Conception Company”.

-Pablo O., Ecuador


Here's what you'll get

- Six (12) TV quality video lessons-

Two of the most experienced NY jazz saxophone players, authors and teachers give the clearest insight into sounding authentic. Great teachers make all the difference!

- Eight (8) TV quality video play alongs with one of the world's best rhythm sections. 

The closest you'll get to playing with the best. Also includes etudes and compositions on aritists covered in the lessons.

  • Hundreds of PDF and e-book examples on both saxophone and improvisation techniques
  • 5 etudes demonstrating the style of Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley and Sonny Stitt. Played by Wad Weiskopf and Jim Snidero, you can view etudes in either Bb or Eb as they are performed.
  • 3 beautiful original ballads based on the changes to great standards, masterfully performed by Walt Weiskopf. Once again, you can view etudes in either Bb or Eb as they are performed.
  • Classic patterns used by Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, George Coleman, Herbie Hancock and others
  • "Secrets of the Pros- Saxophone Equipment Maintenance e-book". Learn how to get the most out of your equipment
  • Integrated video and audio performances of the greatest of all time. Watch and listen without leaving your course.
  • Groundbreaking, interactive video technology. It's an "Education Innovation" (Downbeat Magazine).
  • Highest quality HD video and audio production

NEW TECHNOLOGY!  Here’s how you’ll study

  • NEW- Apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android* (e.g. Galaxy, Nexus, Moto,..), and Windows computers, tablets,...
  • NEW- Download all content- video lessons, play alongs and written music- to your mobile device
  • NEW- Download content at any time during subscription period. 
  • NEW- Print and/or download printed music. It's yours forever!
  • Music appears with all video lessons as its being discussed or demonstrated.
  • Select your key to view music (Bb Tenor or Eb alto)

*Android app in beta testing but operational


One Year subscription - $24.95

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    "Thanks for putting together an affordable, common-sense approach in learning how to play jazz. I highly recommend this jazz course for all serious jazz musicians and jazz educators."

    Dick Oatts
    Lead alto/Co-leader, Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
    Professor of Jazz Studies, Temple University
    Artist-in-residence, Amsterdam Conservatory
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    "These are fantastic, comprehensive courses on improvisation and jazz saxophone playing for students on virtually any level. I recommend it highly."

    Charlie Pillow -
    Premier NY Multi-Instrumentalist (Michael Brecker, Maria Schneider,...)
    Assistant Professor of Jazz Saxophone
    Eastman School of Music
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    "These lessons are clear, straight forward and musical. With a diligent and focused practice routine, these topics will certainly help to prepare students for entrance into the UNT jazz saxophone studio."

    Brad Leali
    Associate Professor of Saxophone
    University of North Texas