This events calendar includes Earl’s upcoming performances, compositional debuts, recordings and educational activities. On mobile devices this calendar is best viewed horizontally.RSS
Sat26Oct20199 AM - 5 PM
UConn Music Building, 1295 Storrs Rd., Storrs, CT
UConn Piano Day includes performances and workshops designed to benefit local piano teachers & students. https://music.uconn.edu/community/uconn-piano-day/
Earl will give a performance/presentation entitled, "Demystifying Jazz," where he will perform with a student rhythm section, and then take questions from the audience. He will also play a jazz standard in solo and trio contexts, to demonstrate the different approaches.
Doug Maher and Cedric Mayfield, directors
Miles Davis left an awe-inspiring legacy of innovation in American music history, having contributed to the development of bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, the modal sound, and jazz fusion. Join us as we pay tribute to this influential, boundary stretching musical legend.
The 17-piece UConn Jazz Ensemble, joined by guest multi-instrumentalist Erica von Kleist, will celebrate and bring into focus the contributions women have made to the jazz idiom. The performance will showcase compositions by prominent contemporary jazz composers (who happen to be women) including Maria Schneider, Erica Seguine, Sherrie Maricle, Christine Jensen, Sara Jacovino, Miho Hazama, and Jen Allen.
The Jazz Lab Band performs a distinctive blend of repertoire spanning works by the traditional big band icons to some of the leading contemporary writers for the modern jazz orchestra.
Marriott Marquis Times Square,
New York City
Earl will perform with David Wright's musical ensemble for the gala and dinner of the USO of Metropolitan New York, Inc., at Marriott Marquis Times Square, Broadway Ballroom on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
Wed18Dec20197:30 - 10:00 PMThe Social Bar + Kitchen208 Bank St, New London, CT 06320Join us for an electrifying evening of jazz at the hottest spot in New London! THE PLACE SELLS OUT QUICK! Admission is free, but book your reservation now by calling (860) 442-6900 -- only $5 a seat. If you don't arrive for your reservation by 7:30pm, your seat will be given to the another guest.
Led by trombonist and composer Sean Nelson, the New London Big Band is a 17-piece jazz orchestra made up of the finest musicians in New England. The band plays a mix of classic jazz standards, upbeat dance tunes, and original music by band members, and regularly features instrumental and vocal soloists.
- Wed., Jan. 15, 2020, 2pm – 9pm
- Fri., Jan. 17, 2020, 2pm – 9pm
Concert @ Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St, Worcester, MA:
- Sat., Jan. 18, 2020, 10am – 6pm
Red River High School, Grand Forks, North Dakota
The Myra Jazz Festival has been running continuously for over 30 years. It is a two-day festival for middle school and high school jazz bands in the upper Red River Valley. In addition to adjudicating and presenting clinic sessions, Earl will perform as a featured guest artist with the Myra Big Band. The festival is free and open to the public on both days.
Wed12Feb20208AM - 8PM
Thu13Feb20208AM - 8PM
Earl will adjudicate approximately 15 high school bands, and administer post-performance clinics.
Darien High School, Darien, CT
Darien High School will host its seventh annual Jazz Jamboree on March 1 at 4 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Twelve area high school ensembles will be competing. Admission is five dollars. UConn jazz professors Earl MacDonald and John Mastroianni will adjudicate.
Fri13Mar20209 AM - 5 PM
The annual UConn Jazz Festival is a non-competitive and educationally-rewarding experience that provides a forum for mutual support of each ensemble's efforts while enhancing skills in the jazz idiom. Highlights of the festival include a twenty-minute performance time for each ensemble in von der Mehden Recital Hall, a twenty-minute personalized clinic by a UConn Jazz faculty member, instrument-specific master classes, and a mini-concert by the UConn Jazz Ensemble and UConn Jazz faculty.
UConn Jazz Festival Faculty
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
The Brandon Jazz Festival is a showcase of young up-and-coming jazz musicians. Every year, talented musicians come to the Brandon Jazz Festival to perform and receive education from veteran jazz musicians from all over the world.