The Max Holm Trio is comprised of award-winning graduates of Berklee College of Music and European music schools. The trio lineup varies according to individual musican availability.
Max Holm has been performing professionally since the age of 16. He has played hundreds of gigs over the years, many with well-known artists. Short bios below:
Pianist Max Holm has played with Wynton Marsalis, Kirk Whalum, Robin Eubanks, Stefon Harris, Marvin Stamm, Bill Mays, Ed Simon, Jim Snidero, and The Late Show’s Jon Batiste & Stay Human. Max is credited on NIMA Jazz Album of the Year The Inside of the Outside with Grammy winners Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Victor Wooten, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, Rashawn Ross, Trombone Shorty, and others. Holm co-wrote R&B songs on Yael Santé‘s The Romance, wrote theme music for a web series, TV commercial music, and recorded music for the Wonderful movie. Holm opened for legendary band Journey in front of 60,000 people. Max has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Fillmore Miami Beach, Stadium of Fire, Energy Solutions Arena, and McCormick Place. He gave a TED talk on how 7 blood transfusions turned him into a jazz musician. Max’s violinist father Lars toured and recorded with Max Roach.
Colescott Rubin is an award-winning bassist from Portland, Oregon USA. He is a Presidential Scholar at Berklee College of Music, and a member of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, where he studies with John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, and others. Jazz and blues have been essential to him all his life, and to his family, his great grandfather having played with Louis Armstrong in New Orleans in 1919. He has performed/recorded with Esperanza Spalding, Patrice Rushen, Jeff Hamilton, Terence Blanchard, Terrell Stafford, Chuck Israels, Catherine Russell, Kenny Werner, Charmaine Neville, and others. Past performances include the Monterey Jazz Festival, Reykjavik Blues Festival, Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, Portland Blues Festival, Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival & the US Embassy in Iceland. He is also a radio host alum of the Berklee Internet Radio Network. He now co-directs the Garden of Joy, a Boston-based swing band.
Drummer Travis Collins holds a master’s degree from the Berklee College of Music Valencia. He’s performed internationally with the New York All City Jazz Ensemble, the New York All State Jazz Ensemble, a Caribbean tour throughout the British Virgin Islands, with the Riffz Jazz Band, The National Fine Arts Orchestra, various Berklee Valencia ensembles, and the University of Valley Forge Jazz Ensemble. Travis has played at Carnegie Hall, Veteran’s Hospital, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, QPTV, and WLIB – radio. He is scheduled to perform with his band at the Caribbean Jazz Festival in Georgetown, Guyana in August 2019, where he will also conduct several drum clinics.
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