This events calendar includes Earl’s upcoming performances, compositional debuts, recordings and educational activities. On mobile devices this calendar is best viewed horizontally.RSS
UMass Amherst, Fine Arts Center
A typical day for participants usually goes like this:
9:00 a.m. Instrumental Combos/ Vocalists with Faculty Trio
11:30 a.m. Lunch/Practice time
1:00 p.m. Faculty Approaches to Improvisation
2:00 p.m. Jazz Forum: Putting it Together – Vocalists meet Instrumentalists
3:30 p.m. Vocalists with Faculty Trio/Applied Instrumental Clinics
4:30 p.m. Dinner
6:15 p.m. Vocalist Workshop/Big Band Rehearsal/Jam Sessions
8:30 p.m. Jam Sessions
University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus
Improvisation on the Fly!
Would you like to take your jazz improvisation skills to the next level and return to your band program with more swagger and attitude? Learn the nuts and bolts of how to play a jazz solo. Be the star soloist that you always dreamed of being. Gain experience and confidence playing with others.
- Take command of your improvised solos!
- Fully equip yourself for a successful college jazz audition.
- Further expand your instrumental technical facility.
- Expand your knowledge of theory, harmony, and history all while building monster “chops.”
Earl MacDonald, Doug Maher and John Mastroianni, directors
Try a little of this and a little of that at our jazz buffet. Experience a true cross-sampling of jazz styles and eras at a concert incorporating both big bands and combos. This premier performance of the 2020-21 season will feature all of the student jazz groups performing one or two selections. Bon appétit!
Fri05Feb2021Sat06Feb20219 AM - 9 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.
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.
National Association for Music Education’s Eastern Division Conference and All Eastern Music Festival in Hartford
Connecticut Convention Center