"A magical, musical alchemist of hip hybrids"

the Hartford Courant

"smart, economical writing and fabulous blowing"

Marc Myers, JazzWax

"an artistic visionary"

Nite Life Exchange

"a major force in the world of jazz composition"

Dan Bilawsky

"one of the most accomplished pianists in the business"

All About Jazz

Listen to Earl's new single!

Earl's new single, "By Our Love" was released on Friday, January 22nd, 2021. It is available at BandCamp, Spotify, Apple Music, deezer and other major online music platforms. In tandem, an animated short video has been released at http://by-our-love.com. This project explores political tribalism as it relates to Christian faith and intends to stimulate discussion regarding the incongruities between faith and politics. The music was written for an 11-piece ensemble consisting of 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone, 3 saxophones, piano, string bass, drums and vocalist.

Earl MacDonald is a composer, arranger, pianist and educator specializing in jazz. Originally from Canada, the former musical director for Maynard Ferguson is now based in Connecticut, halfway between Boston and NYC. Here you can find out about Earl’s new music, performances, teaching, and latest projects. Visit Earl’s blog, download MP3s, buy CDs, read reviews, or take a free online lesson. Enjoy, browse leisurely and visit often.

Earl is available for:

artist-in-residence programs • clinicscommissionscross-disciplinary collaborationsfestival adjudicationguest conducting of all-state and regional jazz ensembles • performances (with one of Earl's many bands) • soloist appearancesrecord productionsummer music camp instructionworkshops


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