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.
- Earl just recorded a brand new album! For this project, he assembled a crack 10-piece band with soloists such as Josh Evans (trumpet), Lauren Sevian (bari sax) and Wayne Escoffery (tenor sax). You'll want to add this one to your wish list for 2016 --- it will be smokin'!!!
- The 2015-2016 Massachusetts All State Jazz Band will be conducted by Earl in performances at Symphony Hall in Boston and the Newport Jazz Festival next year.
- Several of Earl's recent big band arrangements are now available for purchase through eJazzLines. More are on the way!
Quintet Matinee was released this fall. It includes Earl's composition, It Was Whispered, recorded by the CONNcurrents, UConn's faculty chamber ensemble, conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Renshaw.
Mirror of the Mind
*2014 Juno Award Nominee –
Best Contemporary Jazz Album