“When Kirk MacDonald plays, it’s as if complex chord sequences lie down in sweet surrender as the tenor saxophone hero carves wending, highly charged, eloquent melodies.”
Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen

“Kirk MacDonald has maintained his integrity as one of Canada’s leading saxophonists for over 25 years. As a composer and performer, Kirk has managed to turn out exceptional musical projects every few years that reflect his musical growth and direction.”
Pat LaBarbera

Two-time Juno Award winner and recipient of the Toronto Music Association’s Life Time Achievement Award, saxophonist/composer Kirk MacDonald is one of the most well-established Canadian jazz musicians of his generation. With over 100 compositions spanning sixteen CDs as a leader/co-leader, Kirk has led ensembles on tours across Canada, Spain, France, England, Germany, Italy, The US, Egypt, and India.

With an established reputation as one of Canada’s leading saxophonists, Kirk MacDonald cut his first record at the age of thirteen, and the scope and depth of his catalogue are legendary. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards including one East Coast Music Award, two Jazz Report awards, the International Jazz Soloist award, and SOCAN’s Hagood Hardy Award for Composition. Kirk has worked with many leading musicians in a variety of musical genres, and critics describe him as “A powerhouse with mature style”.