Musician Bio

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Andy MacDonald is an early-jazz enthusiast, guitarist and singer based in Montreal who draws influence from the musical traditions of New Orleans (early jazz) and Paris (jazz manouche). His debut solo album Asking For a Friend (2019) is a collection of bouncy swing tunes, followed up by Suite Solitude (2020), a video EP of original works and Seeking Home (2022), a full length album of originals for small jazz ensemble. The profound and the comedic are never musically far apart for Andy MacDonald, referred to as “Our century’s Tom Lehrer goes to Eddie Condon”   -Michael Steinman

He has performed as a solo artist and with many others, including Fanfare de l’île, Denielle Bassels, Denis Chang, Alex Pangman, the New Orleans Swinging Gypsies, Climax Jazz Band and Drew Jurecka. Andy has performed throughout North America, Europe and Morocco (Paris, New Orleans, London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Tangier, New York, California).

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