• Each three hour workshop contains two major topics of discussion, while allowing for a lot of fruitful asides as well. Remember, we aren’t just sitting and listening to a lecture, we are playing and experimenting the whole time!

Workshop #1 Topics (10am – 1pm)

  1. Practice Like A Pro – In this portion of the workshop, Jeff shows us how to add rocket fuel to our practice. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel yourself, and don’t use old techniques that haven’t worked for you so far. Use cadenzas, looping, and the How vs. What model to jump start your achievement. 
  2. Triad Pairs – Every modern pro from John Coltrane and Bill Evans on used the concept of Triad Pairs in their playing. Jeff shows us the basics of the idea, how to practice them effectively, and where to use Triad Pairs. You won’t believe how fun and great sounding this stuff is!

Workshop #2 Topics (2pm – 5pm)

  1. Rhythm, Time & Feel – In this portion of the workshop, we look at perhaps the most important aspect of playing jazz, our Time and Feel. Jeff shows us the difference between the three, and digs into how to effectively develop them and get them into our playing TODAY.
  2. Enclosures & Playing The Changes – The classic jazz era, from the 40’s to today, is all about “making the changes,” being able to play with and inside the chords. This is a very doable thing, but so scary and unapproachable for many students. Jeff demystifies the concept, gives us some important tools, and gets us on a quick path towards nailing the changes!


315 Weber St. North, Waterloo

Ontario N2J 3H8, CANADA

TUITION: $150 (Canadian) per session

OR attend BOTH sessions for $275 (Canadian) for a full day of Digging Deeper Jazz! (Each session focuses on different topics.)

QUESTIONS? Email us at



What if you could take the best of Jazz Wire, the best of the Digging Deeper Jazz videos, and put it all in one room, and in person? Well, that’s what we have for you! Jeff Antoniuk has been teaching for over 35 years, and in this workshop, he takes his experience and passion, and distills his message down for three powerful hours of playing, learning and sharing.

Open to ALL INSTRUMENTS, and focused on the serious adult jazz musician (from beginner to semi-pro), each workshop focuses on two overarching points (one “WHAT”, and one “HOW”). Jeff will present some new ideas and devices (WHAT should I play?) and will offer personal feedback to each attendee on how they are getting their musical ideas out (HOW am I playing?). There is plenty of time for performing with and for each other, and for working with Jeff on your specific concerns. Handouts are a part of the workshop, each including ideas of Digging Deeper Jazz videos to refer back to over and over again. 

  • Workshops are limited to 20 attendees, so that we can really dig in, play a lot, and get to know each other.
  • The two workshops each day cover entirely different topics. Many participants attend both (for reduced tuition!).
  • If you’d like to attend, get all the information, ask questions and be a part of everything, but you don’t want to actually play your instrument, attend as an SSO (Super Serious Observer). You’ll get everything out of the class – all the handouts, ask questions, etc. – you just won’t be playing with us. 
  • We always try to organize a jam session for attendees after every workshop. More playing is better!

So, if you’d like to get specific input on your playing, find a great path forward, and get some serious inspiration, come work with Jeff in person. 


Like the Digging Deeper Jazz videos, these workshops are applicable to all level of player. Please don’t be nervous if you haven’t played much jazz, or if you are new to soloing. That is why we are here!! Each workshop topic begins at the beginning, and expands to professional level applications.

JAZZ WIRE BONUS – We will get you signed up with a Jazz Wire subscription for NO REGISTRATION FEE, right on site! We’ll record you, get you uploaded and onto Jazz Wire, and get you into the Community before you leave! Your six month Practice Plan and Playing Evaluation will follow.