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This events calendar includes Earl’s upcoming performances, compositional debuts, recordings and educational activities. On mobile devices this calendar is best viewed horizontally.

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Upcoming | Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019
  • Sun
    04
    Dec
    2022

    UConn Jazz Ensemble

    6 PM

    von der Mehden Recital Hall, 875 Coventry Rd., Storrs, CT

    von der Mehren Recital HallGeneral admission is $10. Students, faculty, children and military members with ID are admitted free.

  • Mon
    05
    Dec
    2022

    Hartford Jazz Orchestra

    7:30 - 9:30PM

    Elicit Brewing Co.
    165 Adams St., Manchester, CT 06042
    ph: 860-791-8440

    This is an image of the Hartford Jazz Orchestra's new logo, designed by Lukas Frei.

    Back-to-Back Big Bands!  The Hartford Jazz Orchestra & the UConn Jazz Ensemble, together!

    The UConn Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Mastroianni, has been invited to “open” for the Hartford Jazz Orchestra on Monday, December 5 at Elicit Brewing. Each band will do a 45-minute set. The music begins at 7:30 PM.

  • Mon
    12
    Dec
    2022

    Hartford Jazz Orchestra

    7:30 - 9:30PM

    Elicit Brewing Co.
    165 Adams St., Manchester, CT 06042
    ph: 860-791-8440

    This is an image of the Hartford Jazz Orchestra's new logo, designed by Lukas Frei.NYC-based vocalist, Nicole Pasternak will perform holiday favorites with the Hartford Jazz Orchestra on Monday, Dec. 12th.

  • Wed
    14
    Dec
    2022

    New London Big Band

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    The Social Bar + Kitchen
    208 Bank St., New London, CT

    the New London Big Band logoLed 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.

  • Fri
    16
    Dec
    2022

    Earl MacDonald & the UConn Jazz Faculty All Stars - Home for the Holidays

    7 - 10 pm

    The Side Door Jazz Club | 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 | tel: 860.434.2600

    the side door jazz club's logoEarl will be joined by his UConn Jazz Faculty colleagues:
    John Mastroianni – alto saxophone
    Steven Bulmer – string bass
    Jonathan Barber – drum set

    From 7 – 7:50 they will play a set of “seasonal holiday jazz,” which will be followed by a jam session. 

  • Mon
    19
    Dec
    2022

    Hartford Jazz Orchestra

    7:30 - 9:30PM

    Elicit Brewing Co.
    165 Adams St., Manchester, CT 06042
    ph: 860-791-8440

    This is an image of the Hartford Jazz Orchestra's new logo, designed by Lukas Frei.

  • Mon
    02
    Jan
    2023

    Hartford Jazz Orchestra

    7:30 - 9:30PM

    Elicit Brewing Co.
    165 Adams St., Manchester, CT 06042
    ph: 860-791-8440

    This is an image of the Hartford Jazz Orchestra's new logo, designed by Lukas Frei.

  • Mon
    09
    Jan
    2023

    Hartford Jazz Orchestra

    7:30 - 9:30PM

    Elicit Brewing Co.
    165 Adams St., Manchester, CT 06042
    ph: 860-791-8440

    This is an image of the Hartford Jazz Orchestra's new logo, designed by Lukas Frei.

  • Sun
    15
    Jan
    2023

    Jazz Vespers - Earl MacDonald & Friends

    Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church Street, Hartford, CT

    Christ Church Cathedral Logo

  • Mon
    16
    Jan
    2023

    Hartford Jazz Orchestra

    7:30 - 9:30PM

    Elicit Brewing Co.
    165 Adams St., Manchester, CT 06042
    ph: 860-791-8440

    This is an image of the Hartford Jazz Orchestra's new logo, designed by Lukas Frei.

  • Sun
    22
    Jan
    2023

    Earl MacDonald & the UConn Jazz Faculty All-Stars

    3PM

    Baby Grand Jazz Series Logo

    Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT. The "Baby Grand Jazz" series runs 16 Sundays, from January through April. These popular free concerts have been a staple of Hartford Public Library since 2004.

    Earl MacDonald – piano, John Mastroianni – alto sax, Sean Nelson – trombone, Chris Morrison – guitar, Steven Bulmer – string bass, Jonathan Barber – drum set

  • Mon
    23
    Jan
    2023

    Hartford Jazz Orchestra

    7:30 - 9:30PM

    Elicit Brewing Co.
    165 Adams St., Manchester, CT 06042
    ph: 860-791-8440

    This is an image of the Hartford Jazz Orchestra's new logo, designed by Lukas Frei.

  • Mon
    30
    Jan
    2023

    Hartford Jazz Orchestra

    7:30 - 9:30PM

    Elicit Brewing Co.
    165 Adams St., Manchester, CT 06042
    ph: 860-791-8440

    This is an image of the Hartford Jazz Orchestra's new logo, designed by Lukas Frei.

  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2023
    Sat
    11
    Feb
    2023

    UConn High School Jazz Festival

    9 AM - 5 PM

    von der Mehden Recital Hall, 875 Coventry Rd, Storrs, CT
    [directions and parking]

    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,
    • a twenty-minute personalized clinic by a UConn Jazz faculty member,
    • beginning, intermediate, and advanced level improvisation master classes, and
    • a mini-concert by the UConn Jazz Ensemble and UConn Jazz faculty.
  • Sun
    12
    Feb
    2023
  • Sun
    26
    Mar
    2023

    UConn Jazz Combos

    3:00 - 4:30 PM

    von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT

    von der Mehren Recital Hall

  • Wed
    29
    Mar
    2023

    Earl MacDonald Trio @ the UConn Human Rights Institute Conference

    6 - 9 PM

    The Logo for UConn Human Rights.the 20th anniversary conference dinner for the UConn Human Rights Institute
    location: Student Union Ballroom, University of Connecticut

    Earl MacDonald – piano, Lou Bocciarelli – string bass, Tom Devino – drums

  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2023

    UConn Jazz Ensemble

    8 PM

    von der Mehden Recital Hall, 875 Coventry Rd., Storrs, CT

    von der Mehren Recital HallGeneral admission is $10. Students, faculty, children and military members with ID are admitted free.

  • Sun
    16
    Apr
    2023
  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2023

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