Curtis Macdonald Trio

Curtis Macdonald Trio

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN

Im originally from Calgary and have been working in NYC for over 9 yrs. I wish to tour the festivals with my Trio, aiming to keep expenses to a minimum. I hope to obtain the Canada Council's support for this tour and am asking for your programming consideration and recommendation for this endeavor.


Curtis Macdonald is a Alberta-born saxophonist and composer based in New York City, graduated cum laude from the New School in 2007, where he immediately became faculty. Last year he released Community Immunity, under the grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas' record label, Greenleaf Music. Curtis was listed in the 77th Annual Downbeat Magazine Reader's Poll category for Best Alto Saxophonist and his release received a nomination for a 2012 Western Canadian Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

His band, The Curtis Macdonald Group, has in the past 18 months toured across Canada, New York and Europe, and will be celebrating the release of another feature recording in the spring of 2013. In addition to his performance accolades, Curtis' compositional work is receiving international audience, where his latest artistic collaboration was a commission to compose an original score for the modern dance company Aszure Barton & Artists, who is touring worldwide an evening-length performance featuring Curtis' work for the next two years, beginning in Austria this Month.


2011 - Community Immunity (Greenleaf Music)

2013 - Social Inheritance (to be released prior to festival tour)