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educator , musician

Earl Murray MacDonald, musician, educator. Nominee Grammy award, 1996; recipient Sammy Nestico award, United States Air Force Airmen of Note, 2002; grantee, Canada Council, 1995. Active jazz fesitivals, Canada, since 1999.


MacDonald, Earl Murray was born on July 26, 1970 in Winnipeg, Canada. Arrived in United States, 2000. Son of Keith Eldon and Ruby Mae (Robertson) MacDonald.


Bachelor of Music, McGill University, 1992. Master of Music, Rutgers University, 1995.


Freelance musician, Winnipeg, Canada, 1985—1999. Musical director Maynard Ferguson Music, Ojai, California, 1998—2000. Director jazz studies University Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, since 2000, assistant professor music, since 2000.

Visiting professor St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada, 1996—1997, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1997—1998. Jazz camp instructor University Manitoba, Winnipeg, since 1999.


  • Other Work

    • Composer, musician (albums) Schroeder's Tantrum, 1996, Wanton Spirit, 1996, Echoes In the Night, 2005. Musician: UConn Jazz, 2002. Composer, arranger: over 50 pieces of music.


Active jazz fesitivals, Canada, since 1999.


Keith Eldon MacDonald

Ruby Mae (Robertson) MacDonald