Soloing on Giant Steps, Step by Step with Ian Carey

Sunday, May 5, 2 - 4 pm

Soloing on Giant Steps, Step by Step with Ian Carey
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Theory and Improvisation
Day Sun
Instructor Ian Carey
Status inperson event

4-part IN-PERSON Improv Series

Each workshop in this hands-on 4-part improvisation series focuses on a common jazz tune or chord progression.

Each instructor will present their approach to learning and soloing over the selected tunes or progressions.

Bring your instrument and sign up for one or all four!

For this section, Ian will share a range of ideas for soloing on John Coltrane’s Giant Steps, and related tunes.


About Ian Carey

San Francisco Bay Area-based trumpeter, composer, arranger, and educator Ian Carey is involved in a broad spectrum of musical projects, including his Ian Carey Quintet+1, whose 2020 release, “Fire in My Head,” was commissioned by Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program, and Wood/Metal/Plastic, a 7-piece ensemble, seamlessly blending chamber ensemble dynamics with sections of close voicings and free improvisation, as noted by Berkeleyside.


Other workshops in the series:

Soloing in Minor Keys
with Kasey Knudsen
Sunday, April 21, 2 – 4 pm

Soloing on There Will Never Be Another You
with Anton Schwartz
Sunday, May 19, 2 – 4 pm

Soloing on Rhythm Changes
with James Mahone
Sunday, May 26, 2 – 4 pm