Tag: jazz musicians in miami

Peace by Horace Silver, Anthony Hervey on trumpet. Me, Max Holm on piano. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Yesterday I received a certificate of merit signed by Wynton Marsalis himself. Gonna frame it.

Got a Rising Star Award yesterday from Dillard Center for the Arts. It was a nice feeling to hear high praise from Mr Dorsey.

With Damonn Sands at All That Jazz

With Max Boiko at All That Jazz

Arriving at Jazz at Lincoln Center for Essentially Ellington. Workshops today — tomorrow the battle of the bands begins. Can you spot me?

City of Hollywood ArtsPark concert

At Sweet Dillard jazz

At Sweet Dillard Jazz

Max Boiko, trumpet, and Max Holm, keyboard. Boiko was just accepted to the Brubeck Institute!

With Melton Mustafa, Sr., a great mentor to me.

Hollywood Music Club

Thanks to the Hollywood Music Club for the scholarship! It’s going toward classical music lessons with Giselle Brodsky.

Today after performing for my benefactors, the Coral Gables Music Club, at the Coral Gables Art Museum.

“Sophisticated Lady” by Duke Ellington. Stand Up Bass played by the amazing Chris Mills (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

“Well You Needn’t” by Thelonius Monk (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

All County Honor Band

Great experience at the Broward All County Honor Band tonight! The renowned trumpeter Melton Mustafa ran up to me after and said, “I love your piano playing!” Awesome! As performers we need those mirrors to keep us going, right? Thank you!

Jamming with Melton Mustafa on Monday nights. This is after our Blue Band rehearsal. Some of us stayed after for fun.

Selected for County Honors Jazz Ensemble

Selected for County Honors Jazz Ensemble 14 DCA Jazz Students Selected For County Honors Students from our nationally renowned DCA Jazz Ensemble auditioned and were selected to participate in the All County Honors Jazz Ensemble.  Hundreds of students from throughout Broward auditioned for the 20 member ensemble group.  14 of our students were selected to participate.  Those students include: Max Holm (Piano) The students will...

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Rehearsing before JAZZ IN THE GABLES outdoor concert at Coral Gables Museum yesterday, Sunday, Feb 10 with the Coral Gables All Star Jazz Ensemble.

In Chicago with Wynton Marsalis at The Midwest Clinic. What an amazing experience – he winked at me on stage, when he put his trumpet on my piano.

Coral Gables Music Club directors and 12 music scholarship recipients at Merrick House

All Star Jazz Ensemble playing live on WDNA Jazz Radio 88.9 FM on Nov 15.

With Angelo Versace, studying jazz

All Star Jazz Ensemble rehearsing big band tunes for live broadcast on WDNA Serious Jazz 88.9 next Thursday at 7 PM. Are you going to listen?

With the amazing Giselle Brodsky, who has accepted me as a student. It’s an incredible honor.

Are you one of the thousands of people every month who’s searching for “Jazz Musicians in Miami?"  "How’d he do that???"  🙂

You know I’m looking to raise $840 through Kickstarter to produce a DVD with a combo, right? Here’s a HD recording of me playing Ornithology with a combo. They’re in the background, so you can’t see them: Chris Croce on bass and Michael Pielot on drums, both from University of Miami Frost School of Music.  So, yeah, that Kickstarter project. Here it is. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)