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Celebration of Soul is out on Miles High Records and Jazz Radio!

August 22, 2015:

Celebration of Soul is out and the music is starting to reach a larger audience than any of the records before! The album is being played around the country on FM Jazz radio. This week, it was one of the most added records to stations on the jazz charts. Peoples reaction to the music has been excited and favorable. I have received great comments from listeners and DJs from around the country and world. Help me get this music out as far as it can go! Please share the music with anyone you think would like it. Give them my site, bandcamp and say hello on Twitter and Facebook. I am keeping all the news about Celebration up to the minute on those. 

August 18, 2015:

Celebration of Soul is out! It is the 10 and final album made in a three year span featuring 50 original composition recordings and 20 musicians. Celebration is the first to be on a label, Miles High Records and to have a true press and radio promotion. Over 300 CDs have gone out to radio stations around the world and to over 100 press and review sites, blogs and magazines. The music features 7 new compositions and dear friends and musicians that I made the series of albums with: I play guitar and wrote the music, Rodney Jones guests on guitar, Brian Charette plays organ, Chase Baird saxophones and Jeremy Noller is on drums. Celebration is on Miles High Records, who is handling the digital distribution. You can DL the album from iTunes, Amazon and a bunch of other sites. To get the record directly from me, you can buy the CD here on my site and it includes a free immeitate download and the price includes shipping.

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. 

Starting in spring of 2011 we set out to make a series of 6 albums in 12 months, and are up to ten albums and counting. The series has been downloaded over 30 thousand times, critically reviewed and played on FM jazz stations. The series includes about 40 original compositions and every album has different musicians and instrumentation. The music was recorded with some of the best musicians in NYC and Denver, CO. You'll find music, live video hosted by youtube only on this site, info about in person guitar lessons as well as video lessons, pics, blog, and lots of free pizza. Ok, no free pizza. Sorry about that.

Directly below is my UStream player. When I am performing live, just click to watch and listen along. You can also see the latest show play atuomatcially between performances. I stream every live show, sit back and listen from your couch!

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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Taping of Colin Trusedell Jazz Jam Radio Show

Colorado Springs, CO KCMJ.org 93.9FM

We'll tape a one hour show featuring music from Celebration of Soul, Live In Studio Performance and discussion about the music! I'll play with Colin Trusedell, Shawn Hanlon on keys and Quincy Brown on drums. The show will air on Sept 13th!

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Indian Summer Music Awards

Indian Summer Music Awards, Milwaukee, WI

Jessica and I will be performing at Indian Summer Music Awards show during the ceremony and also with a set of music. More details TBA.

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  • Great review in BirdIsTheWorm.com in the #ThisIsJazzToday column. If you aren't familiar with Dave's work on the site, check it out. He works tirelessly reviewing current jazz. He was the first to support my series during the year I recorded 6 albums in 12 months. If you have a new record out, I would definitely submit it to him for review.
    Great review in BirdIsTheWorm.com in the #ThisIsJazzToday column. If you aren't familiar with Dave's work on the site, check it out. He works tirelessly reviewing current jazz. He was the first to support my series during the year I recorded 6 albums in 12 months. If you have a new record out, I would definitely submit it to him for review.
  • I think Dan is right about this. #billionlisteners #celebration
    I think Dan is right about this. #billionlisteners #celebration
  • Great time playing last night. 3 sets of standards and a few of my songs. Video soon! Stream it now on periscope.
    Great time playing last night. 3 sets of standards and a few of my songs. Video soon! Stream it now on periscope.
  • #nationaldogday Jericho: family, friend and teacher. That's my guy right there!
    #nationaldogday Jericho: family, friend and teacher. That's my guy right there!
  • Dameion and Jeff played beautifully last night. We got a really good video and the HQ audio sounds perfect. I'll release 4-5 tunes soon.
    Dameion and Jeff played beautifully last night. We got a really good video and the HQ audio sounds perfect. I'll release 4-5 tunes soon.
  • Part of Harvey Mcknight's WVGU FM playlist. The fact my songs are being played along side the new Doug Carn record blows my mind! An all time favorite and influence. (And Christian McBride is a genius). AirPlay in Michigan y'all!!!
    Part of Harvey Mcknight's WVGU FM playlist. The fact my songs are being played along side the new Doug Carn record blows my mind! An all time favorite and influence. (And Christian McBride is a genius). AirPlay in Michigan y'all!!!
  • Picnic #celebration of new radio play (I just had a tweet from WCMU in Michigan) and dog training session @jessicamartinezmaxey had just done.
    Picnic #celebration of new radio play (I just had a tweet from WCMU in Michigan) and dog training session @jessicamartinezmaxey had just done.
  • Wow!!! New review of Celebration of Soul! "it's the more reflective moments that give one pause to consider Maxey a potential great." http://www.classicalite.com/articles/26909/20150821/josh-maxey-celebration-soul-miles-high-records-review.htm
    Wow!!! New review of Celebration of Soul! "it's the more reflective moments that give one pause to consider Maxey a potential great." http://www.classicalite.com/articles/26909/20150821/josh-maxey-celebration-soul-miles-high-records-review.htm
  • Celebration of Soul is sparking some really cool interactions!!!
    Celebration of Soul is sparking some really cool interactions!!!
  • Some great news. Celebration is one of the most added records on jazz radio this week! Man. So cool.
    Some great news. Celebration is one of the most added records on jazz radio this week! Man. So cool.
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