Gigs


With the Rebal Alkhodari Band at Bancaja Fundacíon

With the Rebal Alkhodari Band at Bancaja Fundacíon

I had the honor of being asked by Rebal to play in his band for a concert at Bancaja Fundacíon in Valencia. We played swinging Jazz Middle Eastern and classical music fusion. Rebal has a growing following for his blend of Syrian, Iraqi, Moroccan, Sephardic and Arabic original tunes. One of my favorite pieces of the evening was our original arrangement of  “Erbarme dich, mein...

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Performing at the JFK Library

Performing at the JFK Library

A performance highlight for me: this coming Wednesday, December 5, 2018 I’m excited to be sharing the stage with Todd Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, former LA bureau chief for the NY Times, Times White House Correspondent and staff writer for the Atlantic. He’ll be interviewed by WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowenat the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. I’ll be illustrating musical concepts raised...

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James Beard Foundations Taste America: Boston

James Beard Foundations Taste America: Boston

I’ll be performing at the James Beard Foundations Taste America National Culinary Tour in Boston tonight, November 2, 2018 at The State Room. The event features many dishes from top Boston area chefs: The band includes Sam Smith and Nick Groat. But most importantly I’ll get to eat some delicious food from top Boston chefs! Dinner Menu Created by VISITING ALL-STAR James Beard Award Winner Renee Erickson...

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Last Week of September 2018 – And Things are Heating Up!

Last Week of September 2018 – And Things are Heating Up!

This is going to be my favorite semester at Berklee College of Music. It’s not just because I’m getting into singing and songwriting, but because I have a lot more time to collaborate with other artists, while expanding my abilities into other genres. I’m able to graduate a year early because of all the credits I’m accumulated through testing out, dual enrollment credits I earned...

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Rehearsing for Scandinavian Cultural Center Gig

Getting ready for our gig at the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton on September 29, 2018. My band is Tristan Boyadiev Mitchell on sax, Tuomas Räsänen on drums and Sam Smith on bass.


Fenway Park TEDx Beacon Street Performance

Fenway Park TEDx Beacon Street Performance

Here’s a pic with my trio after our performance at the TEDx Beacon Street Salon at Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, yesterday on August 27, 2018. Joining me were Kristalis Sotomayor from Puerto Rico on flute and Volt Witchuporn Jingjit from Thailand on violin. We played some original compositions by me and Volt, as well as a few covers of jazz...

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TEDXBeaconStreet Performance at EY Kendall Square

TEDXBeaconStreet Performance at EY Kendall Square

I had the honor of performing for the TEDXBeaconStreet audience before and in between speakers at the beautiful offices of EY (fka Ernst & Young), the accounting firm. It’s always inspiring to me to listen to TED speakers. I may have some exciting news to share soon about a possible TED talk of my own.  


College Club of Boston March 8, 2018

College Club of Boston March 8, 2018

I performed Jazz, Great American Songbook, and some pop at The College Club of Boston’s monthly happy hour on March 8, 2018. Pic by Vivian Bolt


The Great American Songbook: The Music of Paul Simon

The Great American Songbook: The Music of Paul Simon

The Berklee Performance Center is almost sold out! Only a few seats of the 1,215 are still available for this one-time only performance. Come see me and other talented vocalists and musicians perform Paul Simon’s hits on Sunday, February 25 at 7:30 PM. Tickets here.


Boston Harbor Hotel Corporate Gig

Boston Harbor Hotel Corporate Gig

The Max Holm Band had the pleasure of playing at Forbes 5-Star Boston Harbor Hotel with beautiful views of the wharf. The 4 hour set list included holiday tunes, jazz, pop and rock tunes. The party-goers had such a great time they didn’t want to leave. We provided the client with a giant poster which they put on foam board and on an easel to...

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Performing at Reno Jazz Festival This Weekend

Performing at Reno Jazz Festival This Weekend

I’m performing at the 54th Annual Reno Jazz Festival in Nevada this weekend. One of the headliners is Snarky Puppy. I did a master class with Michael League, the leader of Snarky Puppy, about a year ago in LA. Lage Lund and the Collective are also headlining. I’m there with the University of the Pacific Big Band.


Photo by Liz Haapanen

Fort Bragg Concert

Last night we played at the Northcoast Brewing Company in Fort Bragg, CA. It was a fun gig in a very beautiful location. I felt I was on vacation.


Performing with Dave O’Higgins Tonight

Performing with Dave O’Higgins Tonight

Have been working with British jazz saxophonist Dave O’Higgins for the last couple of days. Tonight we’re performing together at Take 5 Brewing Company in Stockton.


Performances with Edward Simon

Performances with Edward Simon

Wednesday evening, March 2,  I’ll be performing with Venezuelan pianist/composer Edward Simon at Spanos Concert Hall as part of the Pacific Jazz Ensemble. Thursday evening, March 3, I’ll be performing again with Venezuelan pianist/composer Edward Simon at Take 5 Jazz Club, this time with the BIJQ. Friday I’ll be meeting and helping to audition the finalists for next year’s Brubeck Fellowship recipients (along with the BIJQ...

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John Raymond Project

John Raymond Project

This week I get to work with and learn from New York-based trumpeter John Raymond of the JOHN RAYMOND PROJECT. They’ll perform at Take 5 Jazz Club on Thursday, 2/18.  


Performing with Stefon Harris Thursday

Performing with Stefon Harris Thursday

I’ll be performing with acclaimed vibraphonist-composer, multi-Grammy nominated Stefon Harris this Thursday, February 4 at the Take 5 Jazz Club in Stockton, along with the Brubeck Jazz Quartet. The NY Times called Stefon “one of the most important young artists in jazz.” Tickets available at the door.


Haggin Museum Music Series

Haggin Museum Music Series

I’ll be performing at the 3rd Thursdays Concert Series of the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA tonight with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.



58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival This Weekend!

I’ll be performing at the 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival this weekend. Wynton Marsalis, Chick Correa, Terence Blanchard and too many great artists to mention will be performing, as well. I’ve got two gigs scheduled with the Brubeck Quintet and the other in a trio with some Brubeck mates. If you’re coming to Monterey, here are the gig dates/times/location: Saturday, September 19, 2015 Brubeck Institute...

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June Gigs & Tour

June Gigs & Tour

June 2015 is another jam-packed month for me. First, there’s a week to finish laying down tracks for the album with Jeff Coffin with the Crescent Super Band. Then we’re doing a concert at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City on June 16. The week of June 21 to the 28th we go off on a Washington DC tour. We’ll be playing at the legendary...

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