Steve Macdonald

Matt Dusk, Eleanor McCain

Quick Facts:

Nationality: Canada
Artist Since:2011
Influences:John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Stan Getz, Hank Mobley
Mac or PC:Mac
iPhone or Android:iPhone
Satellite or Cable:Cable
Favorite Food:Italian
Favorite Drink:Scotch Whisky
Favorite Book:Lord of the Rings
Favorite Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny


Steve obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree (specialization in jazz performance) at York University in Toronto. He was the recipient of a variety of academic awards including the “Marion Lower Scholarship” for jazz composition & arranging, and the “Douglas Menzie Award” for outstanding instrumental jazz performance. Steve is an active freelance performer/arranger in Toronto and travels regularly across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia for various club, festival, radio and television appearances.
 In 2004, Steve teamed up with renowned Canadian recording artist and multiple JUNO nominee Matt Dusk, as saxophonist and Musical Director. Dusk’s commercial releases have been celebrated both at home and abroad, with several of his albums reaching “Gold Record” status and his various singles topping the Jazz, Pop and Adult Contemporary charts in domestic and foreign markets alike. The band also played a feature role in Mark Burnett’s Las Vegas TV reality show, “The Casino” (on the FOX & CTV networks, 2005). The show was originally aired on Canadian and US airwaves but has since been rebroadcast on British and European television networks.
 Steve has performed and collaborated with some of the world’s most noted ensembles, including The Metropole Orchestra (Netherlands), The Chicago Pops Orchestra, The Ronnie Scott’s Big Band (UK), The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The Houston Symphony Orchestra, and The National Arts Centre Orchestra, among others.
In 2013, Steve began his association with Canadian vocalist, Eleanor McCain, as her Musical Director. Steve continues his work with McCain, as they perform on stages across the country alongside Canada’s top symphony orchestras.

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