The Shawn Maxwell Quartet is not your average jazz quartet. While the instrumentation, alto sax/piano/bass/drums, is fairly common, the writing, approach & style are anything but. The band focuses on all original material penned by Shawn, is his own unique voice. The results are a high energy mixture of bebop, rock, hip hop, classical and fusion.
Shawn Maxwell – Alto Saxophone, Clarinet & Flute
Matt Nelson – Piano
Junius Paul – Acoustic Bass
Phil Beale – Drums
“…jaunty, angular melodies, deceptive time signatures, and metronomic rhythm arrangements – sound as if inhabited by the ghost of Zappa…” – Neil Tesser
“Nobody writes like this.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune