Soloing on Joy Spring with Charles McNeal

Sunday, June 16, 2 - 4 pm

Soloing on Joy Spring with Charles McNeal
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Theory and Improvisation
Day Sun
Instructor Charles McNeal
Status online event

3-Part ONLINE Improv Series

Each workshop in this hands-on, 3-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 three!

In this session, noted saxophonist and educator Charles McNeal shares ideas for soloing over the beautiful jazz standard “Joy Spring.” 


About Charles McNeal

Charles McNeal is a highly respected saxophonist known for his exceptional talent and versatility. With a career spanning over three decades, McNeal has made significant contributions to the jazz world through his dynamic performances and innovative approach to the saxophone. Born and raised in California, McNeal honed his craft in the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area jazz scene, where he emerged as a standout musician. He has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Bobby Hutcherson, Wynton Marsalis, and Joe Lovano, earning acclaim for his soulful tone and improvisational prowess. McNeal’s musical journey has taken him around the globe, performing at prestigious jazz festivals and venues worldwide. In addition to his work as a performer, McNeal is a dedicated educator, inspiring the next generation of jazz musicians through his teaching and mentorship. With his deep commitment to the art form and unwavering passion for music, Charles McNeal continues to leave an indelible mark on the jazz community.


Additional workshops in the 3-Part ONLINE Improv Series: 

Soloing on Stella by Starlight
with Bert Ligon
Sunday, April 28, 2 – 4 pm

Soloing on 12-bar Blues
with Kenny Brooks
Sunday, June 2, 2 – 4 pm