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

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 US on FM Jazz radio stations. Celebration is the 10th and final album made in a 3 year span featuring 50 original composition recordings with 20 musicians. It is the first to be on a label, Miles High Records and to have a true press and radio promotion. 

The reaction to the music has been exciting 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 please say hello on Twitter and Facebook. I am keeping all the news about Celebration up to the minute on those.

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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Josh Maxey Tro Live Stream

Cannon Mine, 210 S. Public Road, Lafayette, CO

We play from 7:30 - 10:30 (mountain time). The sets will stream live on my ustream channel on the homepage of my website.

Jeff Jenkins, ogan Jon Gray, trumpet

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.

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!

Josh Maxey Trio Live Stream

Cannon Mine, 210 S. Public Road, Lafayette, CO

We play from 7:30-9:30 (mountain time).

The sets will stream on my ustream channel here on the home page of my site.

Jeff Jenkins on organ Damieon Hines on drums

KUVO JAZZ 89.3 FM On Air Interview

kuvo.org, Denver, CO

I will join host Daniel Feinberg for discussion about the new album, Celebration of Soul and we'll play 2 tracks from the new record!

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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  • One of the talented folks I do lessons with, playing some Robert Johnson. Being a guitar teacher, you get to meet some of the coolest people. I joined in after videoing.
    One of the talented folks I do lessons with, playing some Robert Johnson. Being a guitar teacher, you get to meet some of the coolest people. I joined in after videoing.
  • At first I was like, but then I was like.
    At first I was like, but then I was like.
  • I think I'll go ahead and name Jericho as my running mate.
    I think I'll go ahead and name Jericho as my running mate.
  • Had a great bday dinner!!!!
    Had a great bday dinner!!!!
  • How cool is this? @kuvo_jazz Shout out on my bday. Thanks again for playing the music.
    How cool is this? @kuvo_jazz Shout out on my bday. Thanks again for playing the music.
  • Enjoying the bday. Bummed about price. A legend. That voice and guitar and writing and multi instrumentalist and....
    Enjoying the bday. Bummed about price. A legend. That voice and guitar and writing and multi instrumentalist and....
  • Birthday activity number one. Pack walk. Here I am with Mayu and our first born, Jr. Jessica and Quito photo credit.
    Birthday activity number one. Pack walk. Here I am with Mayu and our first born, Jr. Jessica and Quito photo credit.
  • Doing lessons at home today. Know anyone that needs guitar lessons? #Denver #denvermusician #denverguitarteacher #guitarteacher
    Doing lessons at home today. Know anyone that needs guitar lessons? #Denver #denvermusician #denverguitarteacher #guitarteacher
  • Nunu selfie.
    Nunu selfie.
  • Cycles of Sound on the #dangelico
    Cycles of Sound on the #dangelico
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