Family Suite for Large Ensemble Released

kmjo_family_suiteKirk MacDonald’s latest CD “Family Suite for large ensemble” under the Addo Records label was released today.

Deep Shadows Nominated for 2012 Juno Award!

The nominees for the 2012 JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and The Kirk Mac Donald Jazz Orchestra’s CD Deep Shadows was nominated in the “Traditional Jazz Album of the Year” category!

This follows up consecutive Juno Award nominations for Kirk’s previous CDs, Songbook Vol. I (2010), and Songbook Vol. II (2011). Congratulations to all the nominees.

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KMJO Recording Session

KMJO in the studio

From left to right. First row: Kirk MacDonald, Luis Deniz, P.J. Perry, Pat LaBarbera, Perry White. Second row: Al Kay, Barry Romberg, Nancy White, Brian O’Kane, Joe Sullivan, Lorne Lofsky, Collin Murray, Mike Ardagh. Third row: Nick Bonin, Neil Swainson, Kevin Turcotte, Rob Smith, Jason Logue, Terry Promane, Kenny MacDonald, Steve Belamy.

Recording Session at the Humber Recording Studio (located at the Humber College Lakeshore Campus in Toronto) for the CD Family Suite for large ensemble.

We did two days of recording after a three night gig at The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar in preparation for this CD. Everyone played great on this recording and the orchestrations by Terry Promane were beautifully conceived, capturing the spirit of the compositions. A big thank you to all involved and to the Ontario Arts Council for helping fund this project.