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Max Holm


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    Don't Be a Stranger (Song for Julianne) - Joan Benavent, Matthew Baker, Pancho Montañez
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DON'T BE A STRANGER (Song for Julianne) is a tune inspired by a one-night stand. ABSOLUT is about neo-fascism.
CANTLEBARY SONG about a nuclear family who taught me how to live in this world.
Max is the 2019 Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Jazz Piano Performance winner. He's a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, where he was honored as one of the few presidential scholars. In 2018 he received a rare honorable mention from the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, winning in the jazz genre, but coming in second in the combined classical, contemporary and jazz piano categories to a graduate student from Juilliard. In 2016 he was featured on 8 out 10 tunes on the NIMA Jazz Album of the year, The Inside of the Outside, with multi-Grammy Award winners Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Branford Marsalis, Victor Wooten, Rashawn Ross and Roy "Futureman" Wooten, among others. Max was a Brubeck Fellow at the Dave Brubeck Institute. He has played hundreds of gigs at many well-known venues in the US and Europe. Most recently he headlined the Formentera Jazz Festival and The Fringe Festival of Jazz L'Estartit in Girona, Spain.
At the age of 14 Max had a near death experience, collapsing after losing half his blood. 7 blood transfusions from 7 strangers saved him. He gave a TED talk about how the blood transfusion/near death experience changed his personality and turned him into a jazz musician.


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