Born: July 26, 1970
Earl MacDonald lives jazz, as a performer, composer and educator. His latest CD, “Re:Visions – Works for Jazz Orchestra” received a 2011 Canadian Juno Award nomination for “best traditional jazz album of the year” and has been praised consistently by jazz critics. In a review for AllAboutJazz.com, Dan Bilawsky stated, “Re:Visions goes beyond where most big bands go, and establishes Earl MacDonald as a major force in the world of jazz composition”. From this album, Earl’s composition, “Bad Dream” was selected as the winner in the jazz song category of the Tenth Annual Independent Music Awards....
- Mirror of the Mind by Bruce Lindsay
- Mirror of the Mind by Edward Blanco
- Re:Visions by Woodrow Wilkins
- Re: Visions by Edward Blanco
- Re: Visions by Dan Bilawsky
- Re:Visions by Mark Corroto
- Echoes In The Night by Budd Kopman
LocationMansfield Center, CT
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundEarl MacDonald teaches at the University of Connecticut. Although he is not currently accepting private students outside of UConn, he has posted several free, online jazz piano and improvisation lessons on his website.