Celebration of Soul on Miles High Records and FM Jazz Radio

Josh Maxey is a bandleader, composer and improviser. Maxey has released a series of 10 albums recorded in three years documenting 50 original composition recordings with 20 world class musicians in NYC and Colorado. The 10th, Celebration of Soul, was the first on a label and to have national radio play.

Released on NYC's Miles High Records, Celebration of Soul has been played over a thousand times on FM Jazz radio stations. It made the JazzWeek radio charts, first in the most added category, then for 6 weeks as a chart bound record. It has been reviewed many times and well received, click _here_ for more about press. 

The series of ten albums has been downloaded over 40 thousand times. Maxey was an early adopter of Twitter in the jazz world and over the years has connected directly with thousands of listeners. The music has many fans that help to share and promote upcoming releases and performances. 

Welcome:

"For me, music is transformative. There is a beauty just beyond the audible pitches and writable rhythms which speak to the many peaks and valleys of the human experience. In sound, I find a flow of meaning, love and purpose. I am drawn to improvisation and find it to be the closest expression to the creative source itself."

- Josh Maxey

  2016

About the Music 

"Add Josh Maxey to the long list of guitarists who have changed the music itself. His tenth CD in the last three years is enlarging the vocabulary for six-stringed jazz...it's the more reflective moments that give one pause to consider Maxey as a potential great."

Mike Greenblatt
Classicalite.com


“Josh Maxey is at the forefront of the continuing evolution of jazz and in particular the jazz guitar. In an era where there are so many truly gifted musicians, Josh stands out because of the feeling of his music and playing...and the ability to reach the heart of the listener in a transformative way.”

Rodney Jones
Professional Guitarist
Professor of Jazz Guitar Studies – Juilliard School of Music
Professor of Jazz Guitar Studies – Manhattan School of Music


"About that project… with the goal of recording six albums in a twelve month span, Maxey has offered up a series of remarkable sets, distinguishable from one another, yet clearly springing from the same creative source.  Differentiation, yet maintaining cohesion.

Modern jazz that’s clearly beholden to the blues, Maxey has carved out a nice little corner of the music world with his identifiable sound."

Dave Sumner
BirdistheWorm.com
Allaboutjazz.com



"Sophisticated yet demure...even sublime at times, Maxey has embodied the culture of his experiences into a captivating collection that reinvents the wheel, over and over again. This is one collection of beauty & art through jazz that will not disappoint. Even the most critical of ears will find that this is a must have."

Cicily Janus
Aurthor, The New Face of Jazz

 

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Celebration of Soul

by Josh Maxey

Celebration of Soul is the 10th album recorded in three years with 20 musicians documenting 50 original compositions. It is the first album to be released on a label, NYC's Miles High Records.
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New Album, Celebration of Soul will be released on August 18th on Miles High Records!

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