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Max’d Out! JUST GOOD MUSIC
February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society present Max’d Out! with their program, JUST GOOD MUSIC.
Max’d Out! is a trio that does not conform itself to any particular style or genre. The overriding concept of what they do is that it’s just good music, and it’s just good music based around the concepts of improvisation from any and all forms, that is presented in a fun and intimate way.
The members of Max’d Out!, Anders Bostrom on flutes and wind controller; John Priori on piano and keyboards; Max Morden on trumpets, guitar and vocals, find their inspiration in a wide variety of music from classical through Broadway. If it’s good, they will listen to it and it will become a part of their musical DNA. Some may even find its way into their performances.
Their concerts are filled with engaging and beautiful original songs, as well as music from hymn tunes to Emerson, Lake and Palmer. You may hear a Disney song into a song by Bob James. For that matter, the Disney song may sound like a Miles Davis song. The unique fusing of materials is one that will keep you interested from beginning to end.
Just good music is presented with laughter and some learning along the way, as well as a friendly and engaging interaction with the audience. Truly a concert you want to experience.
Anders Bostrom started his flute studies in Sweden at the age of 12. After finishing his studies at the music high school, Sodra-Latin in Stockholm, he recorded an album with the Swedish group,
Sonant Space, on Caprice records. Further studies, at the Royal Academy in Stockholm in the jazz instrumental program, led to a
desire for a higher level of jazz education and subsequently a transfer to Berklee College of Music, in Boston.
At Berklee College of Music, Anders performed with a student group at the Norwegian Floating Jazz Festival with Gary Burton. While still in Boston, Anders won the Down Beat College Jazz
Instrumentalist award and recorded with Ahmad Monsour, Sergio Brandao and Manga-Rosa, Jonatha Brook and the Story, Brian Ales and three albums with the world music group, Full Circle, on CBS records. After finishing his studies in Boston where he studied with Charlie Banacos and Jerry Bergonzi, Anders moved to New York City.
In New York, Anders got to play, record, and tour with conga legend, Giovanni Hidalgo, along with other well-known jazz leaders: Walt Weiskopf, Donny McCaslin, and Roberta Picket. He additionally played with McCoy Tyner’s Latin band as a sub for David Valentin.
Anders has appeared as a sideman on some 40+ albums and has for the last 20 years been playing on Broadway, where his extensive use of ethnic flutes has landed him positions in shows such as Shrek the Musical, Tarzan, Amazing Grace, and a 20 year continuing substitute at The Lion King.
John Priori received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Manhattan School of Music. While living in New York City, he performed with many different groups until finally forming his own trio called Two Plus One. The group played in and around the New York area for seven years, including performances for numerous East River dinner cruises. Mr. Priori has played with such artists as Lionel Hampton, Sal Salvador, Curtis Fuller, Jon Faddis, Lenny Pickett, Randy Brecker and Frank Foster. He is in his 13th year of teaching at Valleyview School in Denville, NJ, continues to teach privately after school, and remains an active freelance performer with a variety of groups. Mr. Priori also enjoys his work accompanying concerts for Gateway To The Arts located in Boonton, NJ and as Musical Director for the Watching School in Montclair.
Max Morden (Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal) is a musician noted for his abilities to cross genres, has been heard in a variety of groups from orchestras to Broadway, and has performed with numerous artists such as Dave Brubeck, Wycliffe Gordon, Joe Locke, Billy Drummond, Rob Paparozzi, Wyclef
Jean, Little Steven, Max Weinberg, Gloria Gaynor, and Bernard Purdie.
Much of his professional performance is as the principal soloist for numerous churches. He serves as principal trumpet for Oratorio Society of New Jersey and Bergen Sinfonia, is trumpeter for Chico Mendoza Latin Jazztet, Cubano Be Cubano Bop, and is principal
cornet for Gramercy Brass. His work with rocker Glen Burtnik includes arranging for horns and strings, soloist, guitar, voice, and leading the horn section known as the Maximum Horns. You can also find Max as a guest soloist with the world-renowned Celtic group Cherish the Ladies, and as conductor for an all-star big band comprised of members of the Lincoln Center, Duke Ellington, Vanguard, and Count Basie jazz orchestras.
As a composer and arranger, many of his works have been published and featured on recordings, in schools, churches, bands, choirs, and for artists like Allen Vizzutti, Steve Turre, Dena DeRose, Dave Brubeck, and Scott Mendoker. Most recently, Max was commissioned by the Secaucus High School Concert Band. His brass band compositions/arrangements are being performed both in the USA and Europe.
He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern Michigan University, a Masters in Jazz/Commercial Music Performance from Manhattan School of Music, and Doctoral studies in classical performance from Rutgers University.
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Preservation New Jersey is pleased that the New Jersey Jazz Society (NJJS) is co-sponsoring jazz events at the 1867 Sanctuary. We encourage fans of our jazz concerts and jazz musicians to join NJJS at www.njjs.org so they receive their award-winning Jersey Jazz journal 11 times a year and other special benefits, including a $5 discount on tickets to Jazz Music Series concerts at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!
The 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.
To Purchase Tickets
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Members of the New Jersey Jazz Society
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.
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**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.
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