Sussex-born JACK ‘MAC’ MCDOUGAL is an in-demand jazz and blues saxophonist, regularly joining big bands, jazz combos and funk bands throughout the UK. Amongst the bands he’s worked with are the Funk Pack, Bass 12 and the Bandits jazz trio. He’s appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Brecon Jazz Weekend, Bude Jazz Festival and the Derry Jazz Festival.

Using the name JACK MAC, he also works solo and under that moniker he’s just released a five track EP that’s he’s currently busy promoting. The mini set boasts two interesting vocals – the lazy ‘Sunshine’ which features Alina Miroe and the politely funky ‘Feel It’ with Joe Dimonaco at the mic. Then there the instrumental ‘Smoke And Mirrors’- busy, bustling and brassy… think Hot 8 Brass Band.

On all three, though, you’ll hear the influence of New Orleans. Jack’s a big fan of the music of the Big Easy and he cites amongst his influences Jon Batiste, Jelly Roll Morton, Dr John, Allen Toussaint, and Troy ‘Trombone Shorty

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