Chip McNeill

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Chip McNeill

Chip McNeill


Chip McNeill is a jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator. In addition to his responsibilities as a tenured associate professor and chair of jazz studies at the University of Illinois, Professor McNeill is a former musical director and jazz tenor saxophonist for Grammy award-winning recording artist Arturo Sandoval. Professor McNeill has recorded with Sandoval on his Grammy award-winning CD, Hot House and on Americana . The Hot House CD won a Grammy award for Best Latin Jazz Performance. Professor McNeill is a former musical director/player/producer for legendary jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. He produced, wrote, and performed on six CDs with Ferguson including his final one The One and Only Maynard Ferguson and has toured with Ferguson, Sandoval and many other notable jazz performers.…full bio

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