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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!


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.


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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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.


Am at Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony

Am at Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony I’m one of only 28 musicians chosen internationally to attend this week in Incline Village, Nevada.


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.


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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Cecil Bridgewater

Cecil Bridgewater Here’s my father’s Swedenborg Quartet, playing with Max Roach on “A Little Booker” from the album Live at Vielharmonie. It’s super fast playing. The old meta data doesn’t include his name on Spotify. It shows his violist Anders Lindgren instead. 


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!


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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