I am very happy to share that I am a featured artist for Phred Instruments. Check out the site, http://phredinstruments.com to see the DockStar model I play. I am a big fan of the guitars and happy to be a part of the Phred family, taboot! See the Artist Feature _here_.

Celebration of Soul

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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Happy to annouce that I am now a D'Angelico Artist along with Bob Weir, Kurt Rosenwinkel and many other amazing musicians. Their guitars are wonderful and inspiring to play. Happy and grateful to be connected to D'Angelico. 


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Josh Maxey is a musician and teacher. Maxey has released a series of 13 albums documenting 60 original compositions with 20 amazing musicians in NYC and Colorado. Josh lives and teaches music privately in the Denver/Boulder area and works with people around the world in online lessons. He is the creator of Phish Guitar Heads, a music study community on FB with nearly two thousand members. Josh has been teaching guitar lessons since 2003. The lessons focus on Adult Beginners effectively building the foundation they need to begin playing their favorite music, as well as beginner to advanced studies of Song Learning, Theory, Technique and Improvisation via the Jazz tradition, Phish and The Grateful Dead. 

Welcome:

Thank you for checking out the site. I have been playing guitar for nearly 30 years. I began teaching guitar in 2003 and there are two main gifts of music that being both a working musician and a teacher give again and again. The first is connections with people. Wether it's the musicians I play with or the people I am lucky enough to see every week in lessons, the time with each of them and the music we share is really valuable to me. The second thing is inspiration. I get to see guitar players every week, at every level, that are working constantly to take their next steps and that always gives me the energy to take my next steps also.


- Josh Maxey
  2019

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