Tag: max holm

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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Best of State – Utah

Best of State – Utah The Crescent Super Band – I am the pianist – has been awarded BEST OF STATE – Utah in the PROFESSIONAL BAND category, competing against adults. Our musicians are 15 to 18 years old. The Crescent Super Band has won 14 medals in 9 consecutive years. 10% talent, 90% hard work!

Utah Jazz Halftime Show March 18, 2015

I’ll perform during the halftime show on March 18 at USANA Energy Solutions Arena (19,000 people!). Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards. I’ll be performing with the Crescent Super Band. Catch us on TV or online. 2nd time at USANA Arena!

Park City TV Appearance

Catch me on PCTV Mountain Views with Terry Burden today, Tuesday, March 10 at 6 PM MDT. http://parkcity.tv/livestream/ or on your local cable station.

New Recordings on My Videos Page

Videos Here are some new recordings on my “/videos” page. It’s been crazy with finals, college applications, live auditions, performances. The next few weeks I’ll be traveling a lot, including college auditions and the Peaks Jazz Festival.

Met Jamie Aebersold and He Gave Me a Quarter

Dr. Lou Fischer Co-Founder of JEN, and the man who funded the scholarship I received, decided to introduce me to Jamey Aebersold, whom I had already met the day before. Jamey reaches into his pocket and says, “Hey. I got something for ya.” And he gave me this quarter. That’s Duke Ellington’s portrait and his name on the piano.

JEN2015 was mind-expanding and fun. Took a pic with Wayne Bergeron who said to me “Hold that award up!”,  played with Poncho Sanchez, met Gordon Goodwin, David Baker and many, many others.

Performing with Poncho Sanchez at JEN 2015 in San Diego, CA

Me with some famous jazz guys: Jamey Aebersold, Michael Mossman, Ignacio Berroa, Herbie Hancock, Peter Erskine at JEN2015

At Starbucks with Herbie Hancock. We’re both there for JEN 2015. I’m receiving the Lou Fischer Co-Founder Award, as the only high school jazz student in the country and he’s the keynote speaker.

Jamming with jazz guitarist Corey Christiansen at JEN 2015

This is the 3rd year in a row that I’ve been selected for an all state jazz band. This year I’ll be in the 2015 Utah All State Jazz Band, performing in St. George, UT on February 6.

Played with Jon Batiste and Stay Human yesterday evening at the St. Regis Deer Valley 5th Anniversary Party. It was the most incredible experience of my life, so far. Thank you, #JonBatiste and #StayHuman!

Tomorrow, Thursday, I start early with a TV appearance on NBC station KSL 5 from 5 AM to 7 AM. The Crescent Super Band will perform several numbers. Look for me – I’m the piano player!  Then we head over to the South Towne Center Mall in Salt Lake City to perform live for the shoppers, but also for FM 100.3 radio. That’s at 1...

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BIG NEWS! Next Friday, December 12 I’ll be opening for JON BATISTE & his band Stay Human here in Park City! It’s a private event for 300 VIPs. I’m very honored and excited to be chosen to play solo for this. Jon is considered one of the 30 under 30 most influential people in world music. www.Jonbatiste.com

Recommendation Letter

Caleb Chapman Music  555 East Main St  American Fork, UT 84003  TEL 801.860.0840  [email protected]  November 1, 2014 To Whom It May Concern, It is my pleasure to be able to comment to you on pianist Max Holm. I had the opportunity to get to know Max in my role as Director of the Jazz Band of America (JBOA), and more recently, as his director in...

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Warming up and set up for appearance on Park City Television’s Mountain Views with Terry Burden

Park City TV 4th Appearance Tomorrow & Award Ceremony

So tomorrow after school, I’m being recognized and given an award by the Park City School District for the 2015 Jazz Education Network Lou Fischer Scholarship I won. That’s a nice surprise. THEN Catch me at 6 PM for my 4th appearance on Park City Television PCTV Mountain Views with Terry Burden. Terry will interview me and I’ll play a few jazz tunes by myself....

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Local musician chases his dream

Local musician chases his dream It was a week that changed his life, and Max Holm remembers it in vivid detail. He shifts back in his seat as he tells the story. There are a few inaccuracies in this article published today in the Park Record. I should’ve been clearer. I’ve only been playing piano for 5 years, for example – but, hey, it’s nice...

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Dear Max, On behalf of the Jazz Education Network, CONGRATULATIONS on being selected as the 2015 Lou Fischer Co-Founder Scholarship recipient sponsored by JEN!  This award recognizes an outstanding jazz student who excels in a high school music program who has a strong resume and is supported with exemplary recommendations from professionals in the field.  Hopefully, you will get to meet Dr. Lou Fischer and...

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Thank you to the Jazz Education Network! I was the only high school student in the country chosen to receive the JEN Lou Fischer Scholarship Award.  I get a $1,000 merit grant! This can defray some of the costs of flying to various live college auditions. #I’mStillInHighSchool #JENGRANT

Grammy Band Audition 2015. Billie’s Bounce, Quiet Now, What is This Thing Called Love, Pass the Peas. #grammyband2015 #jazz #jazzpiano (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

I’ve started to sing. This is “Emily” the title song from the 1964 film, “The Americanization of Emily” by Johnny Mercer and Johnny Mandel. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

I don’t play classical very often these days. Here’s Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Variatio 1. a 1 Clav. Recorded with my phone today, Oct 2, 2014 at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Thanks for the tweet, @jeffcoffinmusic! Proud member of the Crescent Super Band!

Live on Park City TV Tomorrow Sept 16

Catch me performing with trumpeter Luca Rodoni and being interviewed on Park City TV, live streaming at 6 PM Mountain Time tomorrow. http://parkcity.tv/livestream/

Upcoming Gigs

Some of my major gigs coming up this year with the Crescent Super Band: New album recording with multi-Grammy award winner Jeff Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band. Performing with Grammy-winning legend Poncho Sanchez at the JEN International Jazz Conference Performing at the Kennedy Center Various concerts with members of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Neon Trees, Yellow Jackets, +++

With Kirk Whalum on stage at the Utah State Fair

Grammy winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum and I after our gig at the Utah State Fair. He was the guest performer with the Crescent Super Band.

Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 PM. I’ll be playing with the Crescent Super Band and Kirk Whalum – Catch the very last show of the Crescent Super Band’s concert season as we take the stage at the Utah State Fair’s Grandstand. The concert is FREE with paid admission to the Fair and features very special guest, KIRK WHALUM! Kirk Whalum became one of the most recognized saxophonists...

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My keytar solo on Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope” – I was told the crowd of 19,000 went wild. I didn’t notice. At Energy Solutions Arena, home of the Utah Jazz, Salt Lake City.

Performing at USANA AWARDS 2014 at Energy Solutions Arena

Private Corporate Event

Private Corporate Event Playing a private corporate event for USANA at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City tomorrow, August 28, with the Crescent Super Band. Home of the NBA Jazz; also hosts major touring concerts, rodeos, ice shows, family shows, circuses, motor sports, hockey and large conventions.

Jamming with Jeff Coffin, saxophonist for Dave Matthews Band and 3 time Grammy Award Winner.

Thanks for the Standing Ovation!

I played Body and Soul solo at the Davis Arts Council Summer Concert Series and got a standing ovation! It was a wonderful experience!

I’ll be performing tomorrow Saturday, August 15 at the Davis Arts Council Summer Concert Series with the Crescent Super Band at 8 PM at the Kenley Amphitheater in Layton, UT. The Summer Concert Series includes performances by Bill Cosby, The Indigo Girls and Blood Sweat and Tears, Honored to be on the same stage.

On Park City TV’s “Mountain Views” with Terry Burden. With saxophonist Derrick Dymalski. 

With a friend at Brubeck Jazz Colony 2014

Live on Park City TV Weds, Aug 13! Watch me play live and be interviewed Wednesday, August 13 from 6 pm to 7 pm mountain time on Park City TV. Sax/flute player Derrick Dymalski will be with me.  http://parkcity.tv/livestream

The 2014 Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony participants, chosen from among hundreds who auditioned worldwide. 

Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony 2014, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada

Having fun in Los Angeles

I’ll be interviewed tomorrow on NPR station KPCW in Park City. I’ll also be playing live on the air with Derrick Dymalski. Catch the live streaming at 5:45 PM Mountain time/ 7:45 PM Eastern time tomorrow, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Getting ready to take the stage at the Benny Golson Jazz Festival at Snow College, Ephraim, Utah. Yeah. It’s sunny.

This week I’m in Ephraim, Utah for the New York Jazz Symposium, where I’ll take classes from the Juilliard School and Berklee College of Music teachers, among others. On July 19 I’ll play in the Benny Golson Jazz Festival. If you remember, I opened for Benny Golson with the UCF Jazztet at the UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival earlier this year. 

The Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho is where the Crescent Super Band and I headlined the Jazz on the Canyon Rim 2-day event. We played for 2 hours yesterday in this amazing location. Photo credit: Caleb Chapman

Am headlining the 15th Annual Jazz on the Canyon event on Friday, July 11 as part of the Crescent Super Band at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts in Twin Falls, Idaho. More info at JazzontheCanyon.com

What a generous musician Rich Wyman is! I spent some time with him at his home in Park City, along with saxophonist Derrick Dymalski. Am very grateful. “More than an award-winning artist, accomplished songwriter, and amazing pianist, Rich Wyman is a first-rate showman with a faithful following around the world. An unstoppable creative force, Wyman is the recipient of 10 ASCAP Awards and is also...

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Don’t Look Down by Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band

Don’t Look Down by Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band Curious about the Crescent Super Band? Check out our latest album, featuring Jeff Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band, James Valentine of Maroon 5, Branden Campbell of the Neon Trees, Ryan Innes from The Voice, Stuart Maxfield of Fictionist, and the incredible vocalist and songwriter, Dustin Christensen.

Performed as part of the Crescent Super Band at a Tuesday concert series called “Music With the Mayor” in Salt Lake City.

At University of Southern California with Lamont Dozier, Motown legend who wrote “Stop in the Name of Love”, “Where Did Our Love Go” and many others. Today I’m in two songwriting workshops.

Back to the place of my birth after 17 years! Very exciting!

Official 2014 Jazz Band of America National Music for All Festival video. I’m at the 1:11 mark – Oneness! 🙂 (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Playing with trombonist, Robin Eubanks, at the Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

2014 Jazz Band of America, performing “Breakfast at Denny’s”. My solo starts at the 5:00 minute mark. Music for All National Festival, Indianapolis, Indiana (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Thank you to Essentially Ellington for this picture of Wynton Marsalis and me.

Downloadable photo from Jazz Band of America 2014. For media purposes.

Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony 2014

Did I tell you I got in? Am very excited and happy to attend the highly exclusive Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony 2014. It’s an honor.

With Mr. Christopher Dorsey, Band Director of the Dillard High School Jazz Ensemble, receiving an Outstanding Soloist Award. Without his influence I would not be where I am today. Dillard will always be in my heart.

To Max. Eldar Djangirov

Was inducted into the National Honor Society today.

The moment Wynton Marsalis called my name for the Outstanding Piano award

Dillard finishes third in national jazz competition

Dillard finishes third in national jazz competition A Fort Lauderdale high school traveled to New York and placed third in a prestigious national jazz competition on Saturday. A Fort Lauderdale high school traveled to New York and placed third in a prestigious national jazz competition on Saturday. Dillard Center for the Arts finished in the top three at the 19th Annual Essentially Ellington High School...

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Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition 2014 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC! I received the Outstanding Piano Award from Wynton Marsalis. We came in 3rd place behind two community super bands, that can cherry-pick players. We’re the top high school jazz band in the country! As a high school band, we can’t just only choose the best players from our region. Photo with...

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With multi-Latin Grammy Award-winning record producer/arranger/pianist Sergio George at his company, Top Stop Music. He was very generous with his time & has offered to be a mentor to me. It means a lot.

Today I’m meeting Sergio George, multi-Latin Grammy Award-winning pianist, arranger and record producer, who’s worked with Marc Antony, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Johnny Rivera and many, many others. I’m really excited to have this one-on-one with him at his recording studio. I hope to post some action shots later.

With Brad Mehldau at Nova Southeastern University, April 12, 2014

First magazine article about me in April’s Plantation Times, page 18. I like the links to my website and Facebook page.

My direct connection to Max Roach: In the 1980s my father, Lars Holm, who is a classical violinist, toured with Max Roach. My father’s quartet was the Swedenborg Quartet. Max Roach at that time was experimenting with string quartets. After touring, they went to Munich, Germany, where they recorded this album. This is all kind of weird to me because my father doesn’t play jazz...

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Got some really great recommendation letters this past week. Thank you so much! https://maxholm.com/recommendations

Intro to “Body and Soul” I worked on for the Music for All Festival in Indianapolis, where I played with Jazz Band of America (JBOA). I’ll share the final performance here when I get the DVD. It’s improvised, so I never know what it’s going to sound like in the end. Video by Caleb Chapman, band director of JBOA 2014 and Crescent Super Band. (Written...

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Here’s the intro to Body and Soul for Jazz Band of America 2014. It’s not exactly what I played at the Music for All Festival because I improvise. When i get the DVD, I’ll post it here. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

With Marty Morell, drummer who played in the Bill Evans Trio the longest from 1968 to 1974.

Smiles with Benny Golson


Sound check UCF Orlando Jazz Festival

Chillaxin before soundcheck

Two Stockholmers in Florida! Pianists Per Danielsson and Max Holm. Getting ready for the 7th Annual UCF Orlando Jazz Festival tonight. Max opening for Benny Golson with the UCF Jazztet.

The last Music For All, Jazz Band of America pics. Missing you all.

Another gig today at the Indianapolis Artsgarden Dome in the Center Mall. Playing a beautiful Steinway. This has been the most amazing experience of my life, so far. Playing for 2,000 people. Gigging with Robin Eubanks. Tonight is the awards banquet. Tomorrow home. I’m going to miss playing and hanging out with the guys in the 2014 Jazz Band of America.

2014 Jazz Band of America. We killed it. Standing ovation. With guest artist Robin Eubanks and band director Caleb Chapman.

Random Jazz Band of America photos. It’s been an amazing experience!

Top photo is us boarding the bus to Clowes Hall at Butler University for the Music for All National Festival. Playing for 2,000 people. Middle photo is of me and my suitemates morning routine. This is how we brush our teeth. 🙂 Bottom is Clowes Memorial Hall at the sound check. Did I mention 2,000 people?

With Music for All Festival guest artist, Robin Eubanks. #JazzBandofAmerica

Jazz Band of America 2014 Director Caleb Chapman leads the long rehearsals. Yes, we rehearsed in tuxedos for 9 hours. Except for that one guy. There’s always that one guy.

Rehearsing with trombonist Robin Eubanks. Playing with him at the Music for All Festival as a member of Jazz Band of America, Indianapolis Arts Garden tomorrow, Friday, March 7.

Next Generation Jazz Orchestra audition 2014 (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

I composed, played and recorded the music for this commercial for Chapman Partnership, a homeless charity. It plays in Florida and internationally. I’m available for video, short film and commercial projects. Call me (305) 735-1040.

What’s your life-goal for the next 5 to 10 years?

I’ve been getting powerful advice from James McBride, the National Book Award-winning author, composer, film producer and saxophonist. He’s making me rethink my immediate goals. I think I’m going to make some radical changes because of it.

Warming up for the fundraiser for my trip to Jazz Band of America in Indianapolis. Thanks to Ian Munoz and Jeff Zavac for playing along on a couple of tunes. The biggest thanks to my angels, Patricia Clark and Carolyn Davenport, and all the members of the Coral Gables Music Club! Blessings to you all.

Somewhere along the way we recently played for this girl’s Sweet 16 party. It was fun to hang out with all those girls and slow dance after our set. Book me solo, with a trio or a quartet by calling (305) 735-1040. Leave a message.

@ Hollywood Beach Theater entertaining the crowds on a cold South Florida Winter night.

Performing at Hollywood Beach Theatre January 17, 2014

All-State Musician plaque

At the All State Band concert we got scouted by someone playing with Kenny Garrett tonight at Nova Southeastern University. So, now we’re jamming with them at NSU. Kenny Garrett is a well-known alto saxophonist. Jamming outside were me, Sebastian Rios, Tyson Jackson, Ben Stocker, Anthony Hervey, Adesh Balraj, plus some other cats.

Yesterday evening I performed in the Florida All-State Jazz Band at the Tampa Convention Center. Afterward two guys ran up to me and asked me for my autograph, saying that they knew I was going to be famous. My first autographs!  I gotta say it felt great. DCA Jazz Ensemble was representing with 3 of us being selected for the elite state jazz band. Photo...

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Playing at a South Beach hotel

To have a teacher who sees your soul is a humbling experience.

DCA Jazz Ensemble in Chicago for Midwest Clinic performance December 2013

Jamming at the Hilton in Chicago with DCA Jazz 

This past Sunday I played for seniors at the Vi Living Aventura center. It was an annual show put on by the Music Club of Hollywood FL, who gave me a grant last year. I played Antonio Carlos Jobim’s "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars" and my own composition, “Beautiful Day.” December 15, 2013Music Club of Hollywood Floridaat Vi Aventura, Aventura, Florida (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Am in Chicago to perform at the 67th Annual Midwest Clinic at McCormick Place. It’s snowing!

Max Holm One-on-One with Wynton Marsalis

Max Holm One-on-One with Wynton Marsalis At the 1:41:50 mark hear me ask Wynton a question no one has ever asked him before.  Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO welcome 2013’s Essentially Ellington participants. Then, Wynton Marsalis sits down for a one-on-one discussion with students!

Miami Beach Jazz Festival performance The Max Holm Quartet, part 2 (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Miami Beach Jazz Festival performance The Max Holm Quartet, part 1 The first tune is an original composition I wrote specifically for the jazz festival called BEAUTIFUL DAY (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

The Max Holm Quartet backstage at the Fillmore after performing at the Miami Beach Jazz Festival.

What an incredible evening, performing at the Fillmore! I’ve got some video I’ll be posting later. At the after party at City Hall Restaurant I got to hang out with Mads Tolling (Turtle Island Quartet, among other projects), and some other wonderfully inspiring people. I felt so blessed to hear so many words of wisdom. It was like the universe was speaking to me through...

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Grammy Band Audition 2014 – Quiet Now, Denny Zeitlin (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Grammy Band Audition 2014 – Detroit, Marcus Miller (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Grammy Band Audition 2014 – Billie’s Bounce, Charlie Parker (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Grammy Band Audition 2014  – Have You Met Miss Jones, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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

Now’s the Time video with Anthony Hervey (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Now’s the Time with trumpeter Anthony Hervey

Autumn Leaves with trumpeter Anthony Hervey

Wedding Gig

Playing a wedding gig solo next weekend at a big ranch. Two hours of easy listening. No problem. Got an event? Call my booking manager at (305) 735-1040  Have tuxedo. Will travel.

Studying Brazilian jazz with internationally-known, award-winning pianist/arranger/composer Antonio Adolfo.

Spent the day jamming with guitarist Diego Melgar. We met last year at Univ of Miami Honors Jazz Camp, then again this summer at Centrum and Stanford. Diego also went to the guitar festival in Montana, where he got to study with Pat Metheny. 

Autumn Leaves  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Stanford Jazz Institute, Palo Alto, California. August 2013. That’s me with the famous Cuban jazz pianist CHUCHO VALDES!!!

Celebrating Charlie Parker by playing in a memorial jam at Stanford University Jazz Institute, August 2013

Group photo of all participants at Centrum Jazz at Port Townsend, Washington 2013

Port Townsend, Washington Centrum and Jazz Festival. We stayed at Fort Worden State Park. It was a lot of fun. It ended too soon.Made some good friends. Our combo played at the entrance to the festival.

Gerald Clayton, jazz pianist, and Max Holm, jazz pianist, at Centrum, Fort Wooden State Park in Washington State. I took a private lesson with him, as well as a master class. 

East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival 06/22/13 with Zack Auslander

Getting ready to jam at Blue Jean Blues with Max Boiko

It’s called a KEYTAR

At Jazz for Cause fundraiser, playing my keytar. I think we were doing Girl from Ipanema here.

Back from Michigan State University Jazz Camp

Performed at the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival. It was an okay experience. Made top combo and top big band. Met some new friends, one of whom with which I shared a really good connection. Cool.

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

Touched by the master, Wynton Marsalis.

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

With my dear friend and first jazz piano teacher, Brian Murphy. Ira Sullivan in the background.

Thank you to the African-American Omega Psi Phi Fraternity ETA NU Chapter for the jazz scholarship at today’s Talent Hunt Competition.

City of Hollywood ArtsPark concert

City of Hollywood ArtsPark concert

At Sweet Dillard jazz

At Sweet Dillard Jazz

Jazz in the Arts Park

Jazz in the Arts Park, Hollywood, FL

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

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

“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/)

Broward All-County Jazz Band

I auditioned two days ago and today I found out I got in. I have no idea what’s going to happen next. I guess that’s the essence of improvisation. LOL

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.

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

With Jazz singer Alice Day

My solo at WDNA Jazz Encounters yesterday Friday, Sept 21, 2012. What do you think? (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

I have a benefactor!

Just received this letter: SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FORM Date: Sept. 1, 2012 The Coral Gables Music Club is pleased to announce that Max Holm has been chosen to receive a scholarship for your fine musicianship. The Scholarship Endowment Fund of the Coral Gables Music Club has been provided by generous benefactors, through fund raising events, donations, bequests and legacies. WOW! Thank you so much Mrs. Carolyn Davenport and...

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UM Young Musicians Camp Honors Jazz Concert 2012 with Ira Sullivan (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Me, Max Holm, and Nick Feijoo playing “Armando’s Rhumba” composed by Chick Corea at the Colony Theater on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. I’m the one on the right. 🙂 (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Possibly the best 5 minutes of solo music in history. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

Jazz is the art of instant composition, which is what improvisation is. Check out my improv yesterday at Jazz Encounters. I had no idea what I had played until I saw this video. The sound quality is not so great, but you can tell I’m totally channeling music and the crowd goes wild at the end of my solo. That’s Russell Hall, playing stand up...

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Max, Best wishes, Emmet Cohen 4/20/12

Emmet Cohen and Max Holm at WDNA Jazz Radio’s Jazz Encounters April 20, 2012