Events

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

Upcoming Gigs

Upcoming | Archive: 2024 2023 2022
  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2024
    Fri
    08
    Mar
    2024

    Alberta International Band Festival

    the Polaris Centre For The Performing Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Earl will adjudicate jazz bands at the AIBF Calgary Festival, and provide post-performance educational workshops, offering feedback to the student musicians. The Alberta International Band Festivals is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a performance platform for junior high/middle school, high school, and community bands. Organizers are committed to providing participants with a valuable and stimulating educational experience in a non-competitive atmosphere.
    web site: https://www.aibfestival.ca/

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2024

    2024 Clark Terry UNH Jazz Festival - Adjudicator

    7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    University of New Hampshire, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Music, Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way Durham, NH 03824-2617


    Earl will serve as an adjudicator at the 2024 Clark Terry UNH Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 16th, 2024. Guest artists include saxophonist Camille Thurman, and trumpeter Sean Jones.

  • Thu
    04
    Apr
    2024
    Sat
    06
    Apr
    2024

    Connecticut Music Educators In-Service Conference

    The 77th Annual CMEA In-Service Conference will be held from April 4th to 6th, 2024 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

     

    CMEA logo

    Earl and his UConn Music Department colleagues have submitted proposals to perform and present workshops at the CMEA conference. Stop by their booth and say hello!

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2024

    UConn Jazz Lab Band

    3:00 - 4:30 PM

    von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT

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

    Earl MacDonald, director

  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2024

    UConn Jazz Combos

    12 noon

    von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT

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

    Steven Bulmer, director

  • Sun
    21
    Apr
    2024

    UConn Jazz Ensemble

    6 PM

    von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT

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

    John Mastroianni, director

  • Mon
    08
    Jul
    2024
    Fri
    12
    Jul
    2024

    Jazz In July Summer Music Program

    Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


    Jazz In JulyJazz in July is a multi-generational jazz improvisation program with an impressive 40-year history. It is a concentrated two-week program where both vocal and instrumental musicians study jazz improvisation with some of the nation’s best jazz educators and artists.

    The 2-week in-person program will run July 8-19, 2024. Earl will teach during the first week: July 8-12.

  • Fri
    19
    Jul
    2024

    Jazz in July All-Stars Concert

    6 - 9PM

    Amherst Town Common, Amherst, Massachusetts

    Jazz In JulyThe Jazz-in-July All-Stars Concert is a round-robin style concert featuring collaborations between the nationally and internationally known Jazz in July faculty members.

     

    Although subject to change, the anticipated roster of performers includes:
     
    Vocals: Sheila Jordan, Dominique Eade, Catherine Jensen Hole
    Brass: Jeff Holmes, Steve Davis
    Saxophone: Bruce Diehl, Felipe Salles, Frank Newton
    Piano: Earl MacDonald, Luis Perdomo, Christian Sands, Lee Tomboulian, Stephen Page
    Bass: Fumi Tomita, Avery Sharpe, Genevieve Rose
    Guitar: Bob Ferrier
    Drums: Steve Johns, Winard Harper, Greg Caputo

    This concert is presented in cooperation with the Amherst Business Improvement District as part of their summer concert series.

 

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