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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  • Sun

    UConn Jazz Lab Band: Open Borders

    5:00 PM

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

    Open Borders: selections from Prof. Earl MacDonald’s award-winning album

    The 10-piece Jazz Lab Band performs selections from the award-winning album, “Open Borders,” recorded by their director, Professor Earl MacDonald. The album earned MacDonald the distinction of Jazz Music Producer of the Year at the 2019 Independent Music Awards in New York City.

    The music is orchestrated for 2 trumpets, French Horn, trombones, 3 saxophones, piano, bass and drums. The ensemble will be joined by student vocalist, Jocelyn Hoagland for a performance of “East of the Sun,” arranged by MacDonald.

    Described as “a wild set that doesn’t believe in boundaries even if it does believe in structure” (Midwest Record), you can preview the music at


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