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Heavy-weight Jazz, Funk and Blues British Saxophonist Jack Mac is a highly talented multi instrumental musician, both as a performer and educator. From local bars and clubs to theatres and stadiums, Jack Mac consistently brings a high level of performance to every event.  


Originating from West Sussex, Jack McDougal (AKA Jack Mac) is a Bristol and Cardiff based musician and has been active on the scene for over a decade now. Enterprising and innovative with his work, Jack Mac is the leader of several successful, high quality outfits across a number of different genres. This has led Jack to working with some of the strongest musicians in a variety of fields and backgrounds, and so cultivating a scene of individual voices and approaches to the music being performed.

Specialising in blending music from a variety of different sources and genres, Jack Mac's performances are unique, high quality and entertaining experiences. His repertoire consists of regularly played jazz standards, original compositions, and an eclectic collection of popular covers. As a result, Jack Mac is regularly featured at many of the top music venues in the South West and South Wales, as well as performing regularly further afield, both on the national and international scenes.


With a BA Mathematics and Music from Cardiff University and an MA Jazz from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Jack Mac has received a high level of both academic and performative musical tuition. Pairing this with his years of experience as a professional musican, Jack Mac has a keen understanding of making performances suitable for many audiences and occasions.

In addition to the performing part to his career, Jack is a passionate educator of music. As a teacher, Jack works closely with students to understand their goals to ensure that the lessons are interesting, engaging, and accessible. Jack prides himself on being able to breakdown complicated musical theory and pieces into simpler concepts - making jazz, and other genres, open to more and more players! Whether it is one-to-one tailored lessons or group masterclasses, Jack Mac is a popular and engaging tutor for students of all ages and abilities.


Adam Walton

BBC Radio Wales

"Incredible Musicianship!"

Ian Mann

The Jazz Man

"Powerful and Fluent"
"Impressive Tenderness"
"Stunning tenor solo, probing deeply and expansively"

'Big Sam' Williams

New Orleans Trombone Legend

"One Bad-Ass Motherf****r
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