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David Maxwell

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David Maxwell has amassed an enormous resume throughout the years playing piano with some of the greatest and well- known musicians in the blues. David plays many styles of blues, jazz and improvised music, but he is best known for his soulful virtuosity and unmatched ability to reach the heart of post-war Chicago Blues. Through his work, he has gained the respect of artists, critics and fans and has established a reputation as one of the finest blues pianists alive.

Over the last decade, Maxwell has received over a half dozen WC Handy and Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award for recorded work, as well as Handy nominations for instrumental performance He has played with many of the greats including tours with Freddie King, Bonnie Raitt, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rodgers, Charley Musselwhite, Johnny Adams and Ronnie Earl; and gigs with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Levon Helm, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lowell Fulsom, Junior Wells and many others. He has been involved in well over fifty recording sessions and can be found playing keys on many blues albums that have been released over the last 25 years. David backed up Keith Richards and Eric Clapton for Hubert Sumlin's CD, "About Them Shoes" released in 2005.

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David Maxwell's Maximum Blues Concert at Regattabar in Harvard Square on New Year's Eve

David Maxwell's Maximum Blues Concert at Regattabar in Harvard Square on New Year's Eve

Blues master pianist David Maxwell is performing a Maximum Blues concert to usher in New Year's starting at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Winner of the 2010 Blues Music album of the Year award, Maxwell is joined by a high-powered band that includes Brian ...

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Club Land Climbs the Jazz Week Bandwagon with JazzBoston

Club Land Climbs the Jazz Week Bandwagon with JazzBoston

A core ingredient in every Jazz Week is participation from the hospitality constituency and with each passing year this participation reaches ever further into the Boston Metro area from the New Hampshire border to Rhode Island and west to the edge of Route 495. Below you'll find just a small sample of many events to convey ...

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Article: Interview

Katt Hernandez: Spiral Passes

Read "Katt Hernandez: Spiral Passes" reviewed by Gordon Marshall


Katt Hernandez plays violin with a hand and eye versed in the vagaries of natural sound. A student of microtonal music, she is also steeped in European folk traditions, and skilled in classical forms of improvisation. While her work goes in many directions, it stays sharp and swift and supple. She is equally adept ...


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