Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mahwah Museum Presents a Jazz Guitar Workshop with Vic Juris and Ed Laub

Jazz Guitar Workshop with Vic Juris and Ed Laub

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah
$85.00 per person. The $85.00 cost includes take-home materials, lunch, and a two-year individual Mahwah Museum membership. 
Students are asked to bring a guitar (acoustic or archtop, preferably, as amplifiers will be limited) to the workshop.  All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome.

Join Jazz Guitar Master Vic Juris, assisted by Rhythm Guitarist Ed Laub, for an all-day Jazz Guitar Workshop, where you will spend your day exploring and discussing jazz guitar, chord development, improvisation and techniques! 

The workshop will conclude with a private performance for the students by Laub and Juris, and an improv session with participants.

There is a 20 person limit, so please register ASAP. For further information, please visit or contact

Advanced registration is required.  Space is limited to twenty students, so please register early. To register online via PayPal, visit PayPal registrations will need to pay the full $85.00 cost at time of purchase.
Please check back soon to for information about another exciting workshop to be held at Ramapo College on June 9th, 2018.  Produced by Ed Laub, the June event will feature classes by outstanding musicians Roni Ben-Hur, Gene Bertoncini, Paul Meyers and luthiers Dale and Tyler Unger, followed by a performance by the instructors. Don’t miss these great events!
These workshops are made possible by a grant from the Les Paul Foundation and are hosted by the Mahwah Museum Society Inc. These workshops are produced by Ed Laub.

Instructor Vic Juris (top, left) has been called one of the leading jazz educators throughout the world; he is also the author of several educational jazz books. Vic studied with Charlie Banacos and Pat Martino and has performed with Barry Miles, Richie Cole, Eddie Jefferson, Jimmy Smith, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, and Sarah Vaughan.  An instructor at The New School in NYC, the New York Jazz Workshop School of Music, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, Lehigh University, The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective, and a Youth Jazz Canada Artist-in-Residence, his workshops have been called “an absolute must for serious jazz guitarists.”

Born in northern Bergen County, rhythm guitarist and vocalist Ed Laub (top, right) studied guitar with Bobby Dominic and Bucky Pizzarelli.  He has performed in Jazz Festivals, concert halls and clubs throughout the New York/New Jersey area, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Kitano, The Iridium, Birdland, PNC Arts Center, Bickford Theatre, NJ-PAC, Berrie Performing Arts Center, The Annual Elkhart Jazz Festival and Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich Village.  For many years he has partnered with his close friend and mentor, the renowned Bucky Pizzarelli, playing jazz festivals and venues in the Metropolitan area and in cities across the US.  When not working with Bucky, Ed is in demand as an accompanist; as one of the more accomplished 7-string guitarists, he adds a pianistic style that makes a duo sound more like a trio.