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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 

“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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Vino and Notes Wine & Jazz Festival

Woodland Park, CO

I'll bring my trio with Jeff Jenkins on organ and Quincy Brown on drums to Woodland Park, CO for a show on Aug 1st from 1pm to 4pm. We'll play music from the series and some new compositions.

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  • Quito on the patio. #calm #collie #brindle
    Quito on the patio. #calm #collie #brindle
  • We found our limit on CO heat on the walk.
    We found our limit on CO heat on the walk.
  • A little shed video from last week. Playing over a vamp in a new song. #guitar #denver #dangelico #jazz #jazzguitar #guitarlesson #guitarteacher
    A little shed video from last week. Playing over a vamp in a new song. #guitar #denver #dangelico #jazz #jazzguitar #guitarlesson #guitarteacher
  • Any friends get this today too? The new @Thundercat is good. Enjoying.
    Any friends get this today too? The new @Thundercat is good. Enjoying.
  • Then we had a pre Father's Day hang and heard some music.
    Then we had a pre Father's Day hang and heard some music.
  • Played yesterday at Dazzle in Denver with Jeff Jenkins' The Organization. The playing went great.
    Played yesterday at Dazzle in Denver with Jeff Jenkins' The Organization. The playing went great.
  • 4 week class focusing on Grant Green coming up. One of my favorite topics.
    4 week class focusing on Grant Green coming up. One of my favorite topics.
  • Burning sunset.
    Burning sunset.
  • We might need professional help. #germanshepherd #calm #calmassertive #gsd #shedding
    We might need professional help. #germanshepherd #calm #calmassertive #gsd #shedding
  • My dear @jessicamartinezmaxey while we were out today. Walked Jr., worked on a song idea, drove and then walked around Colorado. Not a bad day at all.
    My dear @jessicamartinezmaxey while we were out today. Walked Jr., worked on a song idea, drove and then walked around Colorado. Not a bad day at all.
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