Max Johnson 3

Saturday July 13, 2024

Doors open 7:30pm, music starts at 8:00pm

Photo by Aidan Grant

 "Multi-faceted bassist Max Johnson helms a terrific trio... Here and elsewhere, evidence of Johnson's composer's ear surfaces in how cannily he extracts maximum impact from the three voices." - John Sharpe, The New York City Jazz Record

Composer, bassist, and improviser Max Johnson creates complex worlds of sound and brings a wild energy and excitement. He has worked with a diverse array of great musicians, ranging from progressive bluegrass artists Sam Bush and David Grisman to jazz heavyweights like Henry Grimes, Mary Halvorson, and Tyshawn Sorey.

We are thrilled to be hosting a concert for the Max Johnson 3, with Neta Raanan on tenor saxophone and Eliza Salem on drumset. They will be exploring Max's newest compositions, which are inspired by the innovations of great jazz composers Charles Mingus, Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy, and Thelonious Monk. These pieces are exceptional--they sound current and fresh, but it is also easy to imagine hearing them at The Five Spot Cafe during its heyday in the late 50's and early 60's.

Suggested donation is $30 per person, which all goes to the musicians.

Please email us at team@mechanicstreetmusic.com to reserve your spots or for more info.