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.
- Several of Earl's new big band arrangements are now available for purchase through eJazzLines. More are on the way!
- Earl is teaching at the "Jazz In July" summer workshop at UMASS from July 13-17. Earlier this summer he was the featured artist-in-residence at Marshall University's "Jazz-MU-Tazz" camp in West Virginia.
- Planning for Earl's next album is well underway. He aims to record his 10-piece band in the fall.
- Earl is now composing a new series of educational jazz band charts for high school and middle school groups.
*2014 Juno Award Nominee –
Best Contemporary Jazz Album