Max Schwartz Music


Max recently announced his endorsement of Temple Audio, the makers of Templeboards, the new, modular solution to building pedalboards. Templeboards feature Temple’s Quick Release Pedal Mounting System, which uses flat, adhesive panels and a single screw per panel to...
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On Thursday, September 14, I had the great pleasure of performing with one of the most versatile and accomplished drummers in the biz, Gregg Bissonette. Gregg is well known for playing drums in Ringo and the All-Starrs, (imagine playing drums alongside RINGO! Nerves galor...
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Back in September, I flew up to Nashville for a couple of days to rehearse and record an EP for Carolyn Kendrick’s new solo project. Although I record fairly often in Miami for student projects, including my own once in a while, it is very special to know that when ...
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Max Schwartz is a multi-genre instrumentalist and composer from Boston, now based in Miami, FL, and is highly-acclaimed as both a bluegrass and jazz musician. He has been called “an acoustic master” by the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, has won Downbeat Awards for both performance and composition, and is a two-time member of the GRAMMY® Jazz Combo.

He first appeared with Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands at age 16, and toured with Lewis for three years throughout the country. Some highlights of their time together include the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, a live taping of NPR music broadcast “Mountain Stage” in Elkins, West Virginia, and the IBMA Hall of Fame Induction of Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard in Raleigh, North Carolina last year.

Additionally, Max has appeared throughout the United States with The Page Turners, an award-winning acoustic music duo based in Austin, TX, Simon Lunche, a rising pop-rock artist from Berkeley, CA, and with the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra (member in 2015 and 2016) and Combo (2016). He also was chosen to play bass in the 2015 and 2016 GRAMMY® Jazz Combos and was the only common member between those two iterations of the group.

As a jazz bassist, Max already has years worth of international touring under his belt, including a summer tour of France, Switzerland and Italy in 2015, two trips to Cuba in 2014 and 2016, and a trip to Japan in August of 2016 with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, a national jazz ensemble that is assembled each year by the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Max is currently a student at the University of Miami, Frost School of Music, as the bassist in the Stamps Jazz Quintet. This group of five undergraduate jazz musicians is generously funded by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation , and will perform in Miami and tour together throughout their four-year tenure, ending in the spring of 2021.