This events calendar includes Earl’s upcoming performances, compositional debuts, recordings and educational activities. On mobile devices this calendar is best viewed horizontally.
Earl MacDonald & the UConn Jazz Faculty All-Stars3:00 PM
CHANGE IN LOCATION: Due to the temporary closure of the Downtown Library, the Baby Grand Jazz series will be held at Center Church (60 Gold Street).Seating will be first come, first seated, starting at 2 p.m. No registration is required. Concerts will continue to be streamed on Hartford Public Library's Facebook Page and YouTube channel.Parking: Street parking is available and free on weekends. Parking in the Hartford Parking Authority lot behind the Downtown Library is still available, a short walk away from Center Church. Find more information on directions to Center Church here.Accessibility: The Center Church Meeting House is accessible to all. A wheelchair lift is located on the south side of the portico of the Meeting House (accessed via a ramp in the Memorial Garden - we recommend calling the performance coordinator, Jana, at 860-881-5646, when you arrive). Find more information about accessibility at Center Church here.
Earl MacDonald – piano, John Mastroianni – alto sax, Sean Nelson – trombone, Chris Morrison – guitar, Steven Bulmer – string bass, Jonathan Barber – drum set
The stellar roster of musician-educators from the state’s flagship land-grant research university share a like-minded, post-bop aesthetic. Each player has a distinctive, contemporary improvisational voice and a wealth of international playing experience. This is no derivative jazz sextet. Expect “smart, economical writing and fabulous blowing.” (Marc Myers, JazzWax)