Soloing on Stella by Starlight with Bert Ligon

Sunday, April 28, 2 - 4 pm

Soloing on Stella by Starlight with Bert Ligon
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Theory and Improvisation
Day Sun
Instructor Bert Ligon
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 author and educator Bert Ligon shares ideas for soloing over the beautiful jazz standard “Stella by Starlight.”


About Bert Ligon

Bert Ligon, the director of jazz studies at the University of South Carolina, is a distinguished American jazz musician, composer, and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in jazz piano performance and arranging from the University of North Texas. Ligon’s impact extends beyond the classroom, as he has authored several influential books, including “Jazz Theory Resources Vol. 1 & 2,” “Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony,” and “Comprehensive Technique for the Jazz Musician.” His compositions have been featured in various contexts, from big band arrangements to film and television. Ligon’s teaching style combines clarity, patience, and humor, making him a respected figure in jazz education.


Additional workshops in the 3-Part ONLINE Improv Series:

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

Soloing on Joy Spring
with Charles McNeal
Sunday, June 16, 2 – 4 pm