Archived Gigs

Events & Workshops

Pune, India – Performance

Date: March 5, 2020
Time: TBA
Location: ABC Farms, North Main Road, Koregaon Park Annexe, Koregaon Park Pune Maharashtra Maharashtra 411001 India
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Shisha Jazz Cafe

Kirk MacDonald: saxophone
Virginia MacDonald: clarinet
Neil Swainson: bass
Morgan Childs: drums

Gurugram, India – Performance

Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 09:00 PM to 11:55 PM
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The Piano Man Jazz Club
Jazz with 
KIRK MACDONALD GENERATIONS QUARTET 
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Tickets on BookMyShow
https://in.bookmyshow.com/venue/the-piano-man-gurugram/THMG 
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The Kirk MacDonald Generations Quartet featuring Rising Star clarinetist Virginia Macdonald with bassist Neil Swainson and percussionist Morgan Childs, carries international acclaim.

Delhi, India – Performance

Date: March 2, 2020
Time: 09:00 PM to 11:55 PM
Location: Commercial Complex B 6/7-22 Opp Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110029, India
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Jazz with
KIRK MACDONALD GENERATIONS QUARTET 
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Tickets on BookMyShow
https://in.bookmyshow.com/venue/the-piano-man-jazz-club-delhi/TPMJ
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The Kirk MacDonald Generations Quartet featuring Rising Star clarinetist Virginia Macdonald with bassist Neil Swainson and percussionist Morgan Childs, carries international acclaim.

Jaipur, India – Performance

Date: March 1, 2020
Location: Central Park, Jaipur, India
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At the Jaipur International Jazz & Blues Festival

This evening’s performance, the final concert of their debut tour of India, The Kirk Macdonald “Generations” Quartet, features Virginia MacDonald on clarinet, Neil Swainson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums. A showcase of multi-generational award winning Canadian Jazz artists, the program includes a variety of original compositions by the members of the quartet, along with a selection of ballads and jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, as featured on Kirk’s most recent CD release “Generations”.

Sought -after, Rising Star clarinetist, Virginia Macdonald, is a “powerful new voice in the Canadian jazz scene”. Soon to launch her first full- length album, Virginia represents the younger generation of Canadian jazz musicians, showcasing her depth as a performer, improviser and composer.

New Delhi – Workshop

Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 2 PM Onwards
Location: M-120, Vinoba Puri, Block M, Lajpat Nagar II, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110024, India
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At the Global Music Institute, GMI Campus

The workshop at GMI provides a unique educational opportunity to hear seasoned, award-winning Canadian jazz musicians at the very top of their game, showcasing a young – rising star of the jazz world, and an occasion to learn techniques and performance practices from established musicians.

The Rex’s Annual JOHN COLTRANE TRIBUTE

Start date: October 10, 2019 - End date: October 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar

featuring PAT LaBARBERA, KIRK MacDONALD & Los Angeles’ JOE LaBARBERA
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Oct. 10. 11 & 12

Lorne Lofsky Quartet

Date: August 24, 2019
Location: James Bartleman Island Port Carling, ON
Muskoka Jazz Festival

Featuring  Lorne Lofsky (guitar), Kirk MacDonald (saxophone), Kieran Overs (bass) & Barry Romberg (drums)

Purchase Tickets Online

Kirk MacDonald / Dezron Douglas Trio

Start date: August 21, 2019 - End date: August 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar
The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar

With Kirk MacDonald (saxophone). Dezron Douglas (bass) & André White (drums)

Known for his musical versatility,  bassist Dezron Douglas is one of the most in demand young bassists in jazz today. Composer, bandleader, sideman and educator, Dezron has established himself as a musician’s musician, respected not only for his talent but also for his dedication to the authenticity of the music.

Festival Japan Sushi Restaurant, Ottawa

Date: August 18, 2019
Location: Festival Japan Restaurant, 149 Kent Street Ottawa, ON
Festival Japan Sushi Restaurant

Featuring Kirk MacDonald (saxophone), Lorne Lofsky (guitar), Dezron Douglas (bass). Nick Fraser (drums)

Details to be announced shortly.

JazzWorks Jazz Camp and Composers’ Symposium

Start date: August 12, 2019 - End date: August 18, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: CAMMAC Music Centre on Lake MacDonald in Quebec
Jazzworks Ottawa Camp

Our distinguished 2019 faculty includes:
Adrian Vedady – Music Director & Bass

Composers’ Symposium
Adrian Vedady | Sienna Dahlen | Jean-Michel Pilc | Kirk MacDonald

Faculty
Holli Ross – Voice | Sienna Dahlen – Voice | Jean-Michel Pilc – Piano | Kate Wyatt – Piano | Roddy Ellias – Guitar | Lorne Lofsky – Guitar | Dezron Douglas – Bass | Itamar Borochov – Trumpet | Kirk MacDonald – Sax | Al McLean – Sax | Nick Fraser – Drums | André White – Drums | Steve Boudreau – Vocal Accompanist | Chad Linsley – Vocal Accompanist

Kirk MacDonald Quartet @ Diese Onze

Start date: August 9, 2019 - End date: August 10, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM Start
Location: Diese Onze Live Jazz Bar, 4115 St Denis St A, Montreal, QC H2W 2M7
Diese Onze Live Jazz Bar

Featuring Kirk MacDonald (saxophone), André White (piano), Adrien Vedady (bass), Jim Doxas (drums)

Kirk MacDonald Quintet

Date: August 8, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Saint Paul’s Anglican Church Halifax
  • Advance Online Tickets through Eventbrite: $30.00
  • At the Door: $35.00 (cash only)
  • At the Door – Students – $15.00 (cash only)

Doors open at 6:30pm

Multiple JUNO Award winning jazz saxophonist, Kirk MacDonald and his quintet perform live at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Kirk MacDonald is an international touring artist and one of Canada’s leading jazz artists. This concert features Kirk (saxophone), with two of Canada’s most compelling rising jazz stars Virginia MacDonald (clarinet), and Lucian Gray (guitar) with long-time collaberators Jamie Gatti (bass), and Ethan Ardelli (drums). The quintet will be performing repertoire from MacDonald’s latest CD “Generations” along with original compositions and music from the Great American Songbook. This is an event not to be missed.

The Kirk MacDonald Quintet

Date: August 7, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Florence Simmons Performance Hall, Charlottetown, PEI
Confederation Centre for the Arts

One Night Only: Confederation Centre and Holland College Present The Kirk MacDonald Quintet

Multiple JUNO Award winning jazz saxophonist, Kirk MacDonald and his quintet perform live at Florence Simmons Concert Hall, 140 Weymouth St. in Charlottetown. This one-night only event is presented in partnership by Confederation Centre of the Arts and Holland College. Kirk MacDonald is an international touring artist and one of Canada’s leading jazz artists. This concert features Kirk (saxophone), Virginia MacDonald (clarinet), Lucian Gray (guitar), Jamie Gatti (bass), and Ethan Ardelli (drums).

Kirk MacDonald Quartet

Date: August 2, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Cape Breton Jazz Festival

Kirk MacDonald will be joined on stage with his quartet of Fabio Miano on piano, Jamie Gatti on bass, and Ethan Ardelli on drums.

Jazz Festival Celebration Jam

Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Cape Breton Jazz Festival

Jazz Festival Celebration Jam will consist of a blending of various players into a combination of combos. Some of the players participating will clarinetist Virginia MacDonald, Lucien Gray (guitar), Fabio Miano of Spain (piano), Ethan Ardelli (drums), Kirk MacDonald (saxophone), and others.

Italy’s Fabio Miano with Kirk MacDonald Quartet

Start date: July 30, 2019 - End date: July 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar
The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar

With Fabio Miano (piano), Kirk MacDonald (saxophone), Kieran Overs (bass), & Terry Clarke (drums)

Kirk MacDonald Quartet at Jazz Forum Arts

Date: July 26, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Pierson Park, Tarrytown, New York
Jazz Forum Arts

Part of the 2019 Free Jazz Summer Concerts at Pierson Park

With Kirk MacDonald (saxophone), Ben Monder (guitar), Jay Anderson (bass), Chris Smith (drums)

Montreal’s Joe Sullivan Quintet

Start date: July 17, 2019 - End date: July 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar
The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar

With Joe Sullivan (trumpet), Kirk MacDonald (saxophone), Lorne Lofsky (guitar), Neil Swainsom (bass), André White (drums)

18-Piece Big Band led by Trumpeter Joe Sullivan

Date: July 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar
The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar

Since it/s debut performance in 1998, the Joe Sullivan Big Band has become a major presence on the Canadian jazz scene. The group/s growing list of accomplishments includes numerous concert appearances, radio broadcasts and three critically acclaimed CD recordings. The group has received numerous grants from the Canadian and Québec arts councils and was twice nominated for a Prix Opus. The ensemble is anchored by one of Canada/s finest rhythm sections in André White (piano) Alec Walkington (bass) and Dave Laing (drums). It also features an all-star cast of Quebec/s top jazz soloists, including Rémi Bolduc, André Leroux, Aron Doyle, Jocelyn Couture and the young trombone virtuoso Jean-Nicholas Trottier. The band performs from a large and varied repertoire of contemporary jazz compositions, principally by Sullivan and Jean Fréchette.

Saugerties Pro Musica – New York

Date: May 12, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Saugerties United Methodist Church, 59 Post St., Saugerties, New York
Saugerties Pro Musica

Dennis Mackrel: Drums
Armen Donelian: Piano
Jay Anderson: Bass
Kirk MacDonald: Saxophone

Kirk MacDonald Quintet

Start date: May 8, 2019 - End date: May 9, 2019
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar
Kirk and Virginia

Kirk MacDonald: Saxophone
Lorne Lofsky: Guitar
Virginia MacDonald: Clarinet

Kieran Overs: Bass
Barry Romberg: Drums 

Trumpets Jazz Club, New Jersey

Date: April 20, 2019
Time: 2 sets: 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Location: 6 Depot Square Montclair, New Jersey 07042
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Kirk MacDonald: Sax
Harold Mabern: Piano
Jay Anderson: Bass
Dennis Mackrel: Drums 

Kirk MacDonald and Harold Mabern: The Art of the Duo

Date: April 19, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Frederick P. Rose Hall, 5th floor Broadway and 60th Street, New York, New York
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Listening Party: American Roots

In this lecture and live performance demonstration, world-renowned Canadian saxophonist and composer Kirk MacDonald and legendary pianist Harold Mabern will share some insights into their approaches to writing and playing jazz.

Please note, there are no reservations.  Seating is limited, and available on a first come, first served basis.

Kirk & Virginia MacDonald Quartet

Date: April 17, 2019
Location: Home Smith Bar, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
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Kirk MacDonald, Virginia MacDonald (clarinet), Lucian Gray (guitar) & Neil Swainson (bass)

BuckingJam Palace

Date: April 14, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Shows
Location: A house concert venue in the historic district of Mount Royal in Calgary, Alberta
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Normally, we do one concert a month.  But when heavy players like this come to town, you make room!

Acclaimed Toronto- based saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald will be touring Western Canada with the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern, joined by bassist Kieran Overs, with Calgary’s own Jon McCaslin on drums!

The Quartet will be presenting music from both MacDonald and Mabern along with music from MacDonald’s two CD’s featuring Mabern. Vista Obscura received the 2015 Juno Award for best Solo Recording in the jazz category and MacDonald’s latest release, Generations, features Mabern along with Kirk’s daughter, clarinetist Virginia MacDonald, bassist Neil Swainson and drummer Andre White.

A powerful and unique band that has wowed sold-out audiences throughout Canada and at Jazz at Lincoln Centre’s “Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola”. Not to be missed!

2:00 pm Show Tickets
7:00 pm show Sold Out!

Kirk MacDonald Quartet in Edmonton

Start date: April 12, 2019 - End date: April 13, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: 11 Tommy Banks Way Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2M2
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At The Yardbird Suite

Toronto based Saxophonist/Composer Kirk MacDonald with the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Kieran Overs and Vancouver drummer Jesse Cahill.

Kirk MacDonald Quartet in Nanaimo

Date: April 10, 2019
Location: 50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, BC V9R 7B5
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At the Lighthouse Bistro & Pub in Nanaimo, B.C.

Toronto based Saxophonist/Composer Kirk MacDonald with the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Kieran Overs and Vancouver drummer Jesse Cahill.

Kirk MacDonald Quartet featuring the legendary Harold Mabern

Date: April 9, 2019
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm doors at 8:00pm (All Ages)
Location: Hermann's Jazz Club - 753 View Street Victoria, BC, V8W 1J9
4157757

$35 Adults /$30 VJS members /$25 Students

Acclaimed Toronto based Saxophonist/Composer Kirk MacDonald will be touring Western Canada with the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern joined by bassist Kieran Overs and Vancouver drummer Jesse Cahill.

The Quartet will be presenting music from both MacDonald and Mabern along with music from MacDonald’s two CD’s featuring Mabern . “Vista Obscura” received the 2015 Juno Award for best Solo Recording in the jazz category and his latest release “Generations” which features Mabern along with his daughter clarinetist Virginia MacDonald, bassist Neil Swainson and Drummer Andre White.

A powerful and unique band that has wowed sold out audiences throughout Canada and at Jazz at Lincoln Centre’s “Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola”. Not to be missed!

Kirk MacDonald Quartet

Date: April 8, 2019
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show-time 7:30 p.m.
Location: Kelowna Forum
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Acclaimed Toronto based Saxophonist/Composer Kirk MacDonald is touring Western Canada with the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern and joined by bassist Kieran Overs and Vancouver drummer Jesse Cahill.

For more information: email or call Anna on 250 763-6141

Masterclass

Date: April 5, 2019
Location: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC
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Masterclass at Capilano University

Kirk MacDonald Quartet at Frankie’s Jazz Bar

Start date: April 5, 2019 - End date: April 6, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: 755 Beatty Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4 (Located in the Georgian Court Hotel)
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This great band features acclaimed Toronto-based saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald and the legendary American pianist Harold Mabern, joined by bassist Kieran Overs and Vancouver drummer Jesse Cahill.

The quartet plays original music by both MacDonald and Mabern, along with music from MacDonald’s two CDs featuring Mabern. Vista Obscura received the 2015 Juno Award for best Solo Recording in the jazz category and his latest release Generationsfeatures Mabern plus Kirk’s daughter Virginia MacDonald on clarinet, Neil Swainson on bass, and Andre White on drums.

A powerful and unique band that has wowed sold out audiences throughout Canada and at Jazz at Lincoln Centre. Not to be missed!

Tickets: $30.00 Reserve a Table

The Kirk MacDonald Septet

Date: March 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: West Falls Center for the Arts, Buffalo, New York
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One of three special performances in the United States this spring by one of the top tenor saxophonists in Toronto, Kirk MacDonald. Kirk has performed and recorded all over the world. Also a renown composer, Kirk wrote a set of arrangements for a septet that will be performed by a group including Bobby Militello, Mark Filsinger, John Hasselback, Lisa Hasselback, Jim Colemon, and John Bacon. 

Tickets: $15.00

Le Duc des Lombards

Date: March 4, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM & 10:30 PM
Location: Les Duc des Lombards. 42 Rue des Lombards, 75001 Paris, France
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Kirk MacDonald (Sax)
Fabio Miano (Piano)
Viktor Nyberg (Drums)
Bernd Reiter (Bass)

Awarded two Juno Awards, Kirk MacDonald has participated in about fifty albums as a leader or sideman. The saxophonist is close to pianist Harold Mabern and has collaborated with Tom Harrell, Jack DeJohnette or Kurt Elling. An essential figure in the Canadian Jazz scene for over 25 years!

  • Doors open at 7:00 pm for the 7:30 pm concert
  • Opening of the doors at 9:30 pm for the concert of 9:45 pm
  • Free placement sitting in the room

Kirk MacDonald Quartet

Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM Start
Location: Jazz Fola Live Club, Aix-en-Provence, France
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Kirk MacDonald – saxophone, Fabio Miano – piano, Viktor Nyberg – bass, Bernd Reiter– drums

Master Class

Date: February 26, 2019
Location: Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional - Pierre Cochereau, Nice, France
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Cafe Berlin, Madrid

Date: February 23, 2019
Location: Calle Silva 22 local izquierda - 28004 - Madrid, Spain
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Special guest with the Bob Sands Big Band.
An evening of original music by Kirk MacDonald for jazz orchestra.

Ac Recoletos JazzEl Club Musical del Hotel Ac Recoletos

Date: February 22, 2019
Location: Calle de Recoletos, número 18, Madrid, Spain
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KIRK MacDONALD & BOB SANDS Quintet

Pablo Gutierez (piano), Francisco Loque (bass), Dani Garcia (drums)

Madrid, Spain

Date: February 21, 2019
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Official Residence of the Canadian Ambassador

By Invitation Only

Featuring: Kirk MacDonald, Bobby Martinez (saxophone), Fabio Miano (piano), Francisco Loque (bass), Dani Garcia (drums)

Kirk MacDonald Quartet

Date: February 19, 2019
Time: 8:45
Location: Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar - Carrer de Baix, 28, 46003 València, Spain
Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar

Featuring: Fabio Miano (piano), Francisco Loque (bass), Dani Garcia (drums)

Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival

Date: February 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Stratus Vineyards, 2059 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival

Music with No Borders

Kenny Barron, Kirk MacDonald, Reg Schwager, Neil Swainson, Lewis Nash

Our Music With No Border concert features an incredible lineup showcasing the exquisite pianism of NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron with top-echelon players from both Canada and the United States. Tenor saxophonist Kirk MacDonald, guitarist Reg Schwager and bassist Neil Swainson are enjoying major league careers, and are currently at the peak of their powers. Driving the band behind the drums will be Lewis Nash, one of the most tasteful and swinging drummers of our time.

This will be a true celebration of the democracy that is jazz, and an historical meeting of five brilliant musical minds.

Virginia & Kirk MacDonald Quartet

Date: February 10, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM Start
Location: Jester's Court Pub & Eatery, 279 Queen Street, Port Perry, ON
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Virginia MacDonald (clarinet), Kirk MacDonald (saxophone), Lucian Gray (guitar), Duncan Hopkins (bass)

$15 Cover

Jazz Week-End at CMU

Start date: January 31, 2019 - End date: February 1, 2019
Time: 8 pm to 10 PM (Friday)
Location: Plachta Auditorium - Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Kirk MacDonald at Central Michigan University

Guest Artists Kirk MacDonald & Adam Nussbaum at Jazz Weekend

Don’t miss our annual Jazz Weekend at Central Michigan University!

After spending the day with talented high school jazz ensembles from across the state, join CMU’s Jazz Lab 1 and our featured guests Kirk MacDonald & Adam Nussbaum for our grand finale. This is a concert you won’t want to miss! There will also be a faculty clinic and concert on Friday.

 

Joe Sullivan Big Band

Date: January 25, 2019
Location: Cabaret Lion d'Or - 1676 Ontario St E, Montreal, QC H2L 1S7
Joe Sullivan

More Info TBA

Jacek Kochan Quartet

Date: January 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 PM Start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar - 194 Queen West, Toronto
Jacek Kohan

Kirk MacDonald – saxophone
Brian Dickinson – piano
Mike Downes – bass
Jacek Kochan – drums

Generations CD Release

Start date: December 19, 2018 - End date: December 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 PM Start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar - 194 Queen West, Toronto
Kirk MacDonald – Generations CD Cover

Featuring:

  • Kirk MacDonald – saxophone
  • Virginia MacDonald – clarinet & bass clarinet
  • Brian Dickinson – piano
  • Neil Swainson – bass
  • André White – drums

Chris Wallace Quartet

Date: December 1, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Home Smith Bar -9 Old Mill Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8X 1G5
Chris Wallace

This evening’s all-star CHRIS WALLACE QUARTET also features jazz masters KIRK MacDONALD on saxophone, LORNE LOFSKY on guitar, and bassist KIERAN OVERS, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.

Jazzworks – Generations CD Release – Ottawa

Date: November 25, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Festival Japan - 149 Kent Street , Ottawa
JazzWorks Ottawa presents Kirk MacDonald

Looking forward to performing music from this new recording and more at Festival Japan in Ottawa November 25. I hope you can join us.

  • Kirk MacDonald – tenor/soprano saxophone
  • Virginia MacDonald – clarinet/bass clarinet
  • Brian Dickinson – piano
  • Marshall Herridge – bass
  • André White – drums

book tickets on eventbrite.ca or call 613 220 3819

Generations CD Release in Montreal

Start date: November 23, 2018 - End date: November 24, 2018
Time: 10 PM to 1 AM
Location: Diese Onze Live Jazz Bar - 4115 St Denis St A, Montreal, QC H2W 2M7
Kirk MacDonald – Generations CD Cover

Kirk MacDonald – tenor/soprano saxophone
Virginia MacDonald – clarinet/bass clarinet
Brian Dickinson – piano
Marshall Herridge – bass
Andre White – drums
Friday November 23 10.00 pm -1.00 am
Saturday November 24 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Diese Onze 4115 A St- Denis , Montreal
For ticket information and reservations call 514 223 3543
https://kirkmacdonald.com/
https://store.cdbaby.com/all/kirkmac

The Chris Grieve Quintet

Date: November 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 PM Start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar - 194 Queen West, Toronto
Chris Grieve
  • Kirk MacDonald- Sax
  • Chris Grieve (United Kingdom) – Trombone
  • Brian Dickinson- Piano
  • Neil Swainson- Bass
  • Chris Wallace- Drums

Kirk and Virginia MacDonald

Date: October 31, 2018
Time: 9:30 PM Start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar - 194 Queen West, Toronto
Kirk MacDonald and Virginia MacDonald

Kirk MacDonald tenor saxophone
Virginia MacDonald clarinet
Lorne Lofsky guitar
Kieran Overs bass
Norbert Botos drums

Joe Sullivan Quintet

Date: October 27, 2018
Time: 8:30 PM Start
Location: The Jazz Room - Heuther Hotel, 59 King St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2
Joe Sullivan Quintet – Whiskey Jack Waltz CD
  • Joe Sullivan- Trumpet
  • Kirk MacDonald- Sax
  • Lorne Lofsky- Guitar
  • Neil Swainson- Piano
  • André White- Drums

Greg Pilo Quartet

Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 7 PM Start
Location: The Salty Dog - 1980 Queen Street East, Toronto
Greg Pilo

Kirk MacDonald – saxophone
Lorne Lofsky – guitar
Neil Swainson – bass
Greg Pilo – drums

Joe Sullivan Big Band

Date: October 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 PM Start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar - 194 Queen West, Toronto
Joe Sullivan Big Band

Since it’s début performance in 1998, the Joe Sullivan Big Band has become a major presence on the Canadian jazz scene. The group/s growing list of accomplishments includes numerous concert appearances, radio broadcasts and three critically acclaimed CD recordings. The group has received numerous grants from the Canadian and Québec arts councils and was twice nominated for a Prix Opus. The ensemble is anchored by one of Canada/s finest rhythm sections in André White (piano) Alec Walkington (bass) and Dave Laing (drums). It also features an all-star cast of Quebec/s top jazz soloists, including Rémi Bolduc, André Leroux, Aron Doyle, Jocelyn Couture and the young trombone virtuoso Jean-Nicholas Trottier. The band performs from a large and varied repertoire of contemporary jazz compositions, principally by Sullivan and Jean Fréchette.

www.joesullivan.ca

John Coltrane Tribute Band

Date: September 23, 2018
Time: 4 PM to 7 PM
Location: The Jazz Room - Heuther Hotel, 59 King St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2
John Coltrane Tribute at The Jazz Room

A Celebration of the Music of John Coltrane

Pat LaBarbera/Kirk MacDonald Quintet with special guest Joe LaBarbera
Kirk and Pat have been performing an annual tribute to the iconic saxophonist/composer John Coltrane for over 25 years. The band focuses on Coltrane’s original music and recorded legacy, covering all periods of his illustrious career.

Kirk MacDonald/Pat La Barbera – Saxophones
Brian Dickinson – Piano
Neil Swainson – Bass
Joe La Barbera – Drums

The Music of John Coltrane

Start date: September 20, 2018 - End date: September 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 PM Start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar - 194 Queen West, Toronto
Pat LaBarbera and Kirk MacDonald

The music of John Coltrane.
Pat LaBarbera/Kirk MacDonald Quintet with Brian Dickinson, Neil Swainson (20/21), Kieran Overs (22) and special guest Joe LaBarbera.
Pat and Kirk have been coming together for over twenty five years to celebrate and explore the music of the great John Coltrane. This promises to be a memorable weekend of music we hope you can join us.

https://youtu.be/ewAoHWu2YE4

Pat and Kirk will be recording live on Thursday and Friday to document their long association with this group and Coltrane’s music.
The Rex Hotel

The Body Electric Podcast

Date: August 29, 2018
Time: 8 PM to 10 PM
Location: Jazz Bistro - 251 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1T8
Nathan Hiltz

(LIVE at Jazz Bistro) w Kirk Macdonald

The Body Electric Podcast returns to The Jazz Bistro for Episode 31 featuring the great saxophonist Kirk MacDonald. The Body Electric Podcast is hosted by jazz guitarist Nathan Hiltz. Nathan and Kirk will talk about music and play duets in front of a live audience.

Cape Breton Jazz Festival

Date: August 11, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM Start
Kirk MacDonald – Cape Breton Jazz Festival

Tickets $20 Advance; $25 at the door
Dinning and Drinks available

Tickets available at door on evening of performance, or at Cape Breton Curiosity Shop, 296 Charlotte St. Sydney.

Joe Sullivan Quintet

Date: August 3, 2018
Time: 8:30 PM Start
Location: Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill - 1254 Mackay St, Montreal, QC H3G 2H4
Joe Sullivan

Joe Sullivan trumpet
Kirk MacDonald, tenor sax
François Bourassa, piano
Adrian Vedady, bass

Sam Dickinson Quartet

Date: July 30, 2018
Time: 9:30 Start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar - 194 Queen West, Toronto
Sam Dickinson

Sam Dickinson, guitar, compositions
Kirk MacDonald, saxophone
Julian Anderson-Bowes, bass
Terry Clarke, drums

Kirk MacDonald Quartet

Date: July 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 PM Start
Location: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar
Rich Perry
  • Kirk MacDonald- Sax
  • Rich Perry (New York) – Sax
  • Brian Dickinson- Piano
  • Neil Swainson- Bass
  • Montreal’s Andre White- Drums