New Trio Release Coming Soon!

Guitarist Doug MacDonald’s upcoming release, out in March 2017 on Blujazz, is “View Of The City,” a trio recording featuring New York jazz journeymen Harvie S. on bass and Steve Williams on drums. Watch the Official Trailer here.

Baby The Musical

Performing January 18-February 12, 2017 with The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre in the off Broadway award winning “Baby— The Musical.” Get tickets here.


Jazz guitarist, Doug MacDonald, can perhaps best be described as versatile. He records and performs on both the East and West coasts, and on any given evening, one might catch him playing solo guitar, fronting his Re-ORGANized quartet, playing in his traditional trio with bass and drums, or even leading his 13 piece Jazz Coalition. MacDonald has released 12 CD's - his newest CD, "View of the City," with bassist Harvie S and drummer, Steve Williams, is due for release in March 2017. In addition to his own ensembles, MacDonald has backed singers, such as Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, and Sarah Vaughn, played with the bands of Buddy Rich and Ray Anthony, and recorded with jazz luminaries, Plas Johnson, Hank Jones, and Ray Brown, among others. Downbeat contributor Bill Milkowski put it perfectly when he wrote, "{he}.... doesn’t stay the same color all the time...MacDonald mixes it up in masterful fashion.”

Read full Biography here.

Jazz Marathon 2

Jazz Marathon 2

A Salute to the Jazz Composers.




Doug MacDonald Signs with Benedetto Guitars

Doug MacDonald is the newest member of the Benedetto family, joining the ranks of our many other talented Ambassadors. Doug uses one of his blonde Benedetto guitars on the release and he recently picked up a custom antique-burst Bravo with a B6 pickup from Bob’s Boutique on his upcoming March 2017 release on Blujazz, “View Of The City.”

2017 / 02 / 02
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Doug MacDonald Speaks with Patrick Evans for “Eye on The Desert” Segment

Check out Doug’s recent interview with CBS affiliate Channel 2 News “Eye on the Desert” with show host Patrick Evans. Watch it here.

2017 / 02 / 01
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soloplus reveiw

Solo Plus Receives High Marks

SOLO PLUS gets written up by Scott Yanow for New York Jazz Record and states “…this is one of MacDonald’s finest recordings to date.” Read the review.

2017 / 02 / 01
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