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Los Angeles, United States
Last online: 8 months ago
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Dawning of the Light Ages II available at PayPal maxvasquez@maxxvaxxmusic.com for only $12.99 Buy 1 & the first Dawning’s free! Max won Mark Isham/Sage Francis remix contest 2010 and the 2006 Best Jazz Album Of The Year by The Los Angeles Music Awards. Max has been in the music industry since 1976! Maxx Vaxx Music Publishing BMI/Maxx Vaxx Music Productions started in 1996 as a small publishing outlet for music he's licensed to films/TV/commercials & now digital distribution, music biz consulting/business/marketing/tour plan writing, music production, online marketing, social media admin/management, SEO/Website Development, video production & more. Since 1978, Max works all styles. At 9, he performed with choirs, musicals & plays, taught himself how to read&write music by 13, and by 14 he was professionally playing trumpet in horn sections of bands all over L.A. and bass with members of punk band Verbal Abuse, a favorite of Rodney Bingenheimer. He also played with Black Flag members Sam & Henry & hung out with The Doors’ Ray Manzarek & John Doe, X and many others at the Whiskey Agogo. He is somewhere in the mosh pit shots from Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization- The Punk Years. In 1984, Jim "The Poorman" Trenton & Swedish Eagol played his music on KROQ when it was easier to give cool DJs your band's tape without needing to sign a mile of legal stuff! Doc Severinsen was amazed & encouraged him to pursue music when he looked over Max's first orchestral jazz arrangement he wrote at 16 yrs old! Trained with leading jazzmen, Max played and studied with Gary Foster, Clare Fischer, Charlie Haden, Alan Broadbent, Bobby Bradford, Freddie Hubbard. Max wrote for the Count Basie Orchestra! Dick Grove School of Music and Berklee College of Music for recording engineering & writing/arranging, respectfully, and Max was among the first pioneers in MIDI and electronic music. From ’82-‘94 with top jazz group, Watercolours, led by Jeff Stetson, playing L.A. Jazz. Trumpet, voice, keyboards, guitar, bass and the studio are his instruments. Interning at Group IV Studios led to working on Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Abyss & Back To The Future Pt 3, among many more sessions including Will Smith, Sly&Robbie, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Jon Hassell. He has also performed with Oingo Boingo members, Mel E Mel & Whipple Whip (Grand Master Flash), The Crusaders' Stix Hooper & Joe Sample, War and Tower of Power, Tierra and Los Lobos sidemen, as well as Johnny Martinez(Celia Cruz), Kingston Ducoeur (Seabiscuit) and Master Tuvan Throat Singer Kongar-ol Ondar. Manhattan Transfer commissioned one of his pieces in the 80s. In the 1990s Max enjoyed modest success as an EDM Live Artist & DJ internationally in Latin America, Asia & The U.S. As part of Moontribe he performed in the famous underground SoCal desert Raves on many occasions. Collaborative projects with Treavor Walton on the album Luminescence (Priority Records) and Bassland on Pacific Rhythm (Harthouse Records), and co-founding member of Electric Skychurch David DeLaski's Fun For The Whole Family (Moonshine Records). Max also produced Hell To Tha Heavenz & Beyond (Tribe Music). ’98 saw tragedy in Max's life when a wild desert brush fire destroyed 3/4 of his life's work. In '99 he went to Panama and found success as a DJ and radio show producer with his hit underground program, Psychedelic Lunchbox. ‘’04, Max produced a seven CD comeback & won L.A. Music Awards Best Jazz Album and Best Lounge Artist of the Year in 2006, proving he wasn't done. Latin Lifestyles used one of his pieces for theme song along w/ My Name Is Earl, Judging Amy, the ‘99 Superbowl and Levar Burton’s Reading Rainbow & many TV bumps/commercials & video games. The film, October 22 w/Jay Mohr, Ernie Hudson & Amanda Plummer uses his songs. Max sings tenor in The Randy Van Horne Singers. He produced Jeff Stetson’s Cycle Of Life CD. Max Vasquez is also writing a novel based on his amazing adventures.