Events

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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2020

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  • Wed
    15
    Jan
    2020
    Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020

    MMEA Central District Jazz Ensemble


    Conducted by Earl MacDonald.

    Rehearsals
     @ North Middlesex Regional High School, 19 Main St, Townsend, MA:

    • 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
  • Tue
    28
    Jan
    2020
    Wed
    29
    Jan
    2020

    Myra Jazz Festival

    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.

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020

    Manchester High School Jazz Festival

    8AM - 8PM

    Earl will adjudicate approximately 15 high school bands, and administer post-performance clinics.
    Manchester High School

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2020

    SNOW DATE: Manchester High School Jazz Festival

    8AM - 8PM

    Earl will adjudicate approximately 15 high school bands, and administer post-performance clinics.

  • Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020
  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2020

    Darien High School Jazz Festival

    4:00 PM

    Darien High School, Darien, CT

    Jazz Jamboree

    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.

  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2020

    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 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

    Earl MacDonald, Professor of Music, Director of Jazz Studies, Director of UConn Jazz 10tet
    John Mastroianni, Assistant Professor in Residence of Jazz Studies, Director of UConn Jazz Ensemble

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020
    Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020

    Brandon Jazz Festival

    Brandon University
    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.

  • Thu
    09
    Apr
    2020
  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2020
  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020

    UConn Music: Spectrum Concert

    8:00 PM

    Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    [directions and parking]

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