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Stanley Maxwell

Andy Chatfield - Drumset, Percussion
Eric DellaVecchia
- Alto Saxophone
Evan Green - Piano, Keyboard, Organ, Fender Rhodes, Melodica
Mark Crino - 5 String Electric and 4 String Fretless Bass

Photo by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography (January 31, 2015)

Connecticut-based four-piece Stanley Maxwell plays original music that blends (among many other influences) jazz, funk and rock with tight arrangements and intricate group improvisations. They are a no-nonsense, conservatory-trained group of musicians who share a love for playing soulful music together and making people dance. The band has built a grassroots name for themselves throughout the Northeast since 2001, and joined the Home Grown Music Network in 2008. From colleges to festivals, the group is a “must see” experience. Aesthetically, they combine both the virtuosic and the simple into a visceral concoction.

Stanley Maxwell’s independently-produced debut album Don't Wake The Baby! was recorded in Bristol, CT by Dan Silvia of Hillgrove Recording (a company based in West Roxbury, MA) and mastered by Anthony Lattarulo of the LattKave Recording Studio in Yonkers, NY. The album included Mousetrap, an eleven-bar blues influenced by Thelonious Monk. The band’s recording of the composition by pianist Evan Green attracted international attention including:

  • Mousetrap winning "Best Jazz Song" in the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards (December 2007), an international program that helps indie artists and releases overcome mainstream obstacles and reach wider audiences by providing year-long promotion, marketing and distribution opportunities that place those selected in front of more than 15 million music fans and industry decision makers around the world.
  • Winning the Relix Magazine November 2007 "JamOff" contest for unsigned artists, with Mousetrap featured on the November Relix CD sampler, included with over 100,000 issues of the internationally distributed magazine, dedicated to jam bands and improvisational music.
Notable Stanley Maxwell performances and events include: As well as memorable shows with artists including Addison Groove Project, The Breakfast, The Charlie Hunter Trio, DJ Le Spam & The Spam Allstars, Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey, The Disco Biscuits, Dub Is A Weapon, Fred Wesley & The New JBs, Hypnotic Clambake, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, members of Max Creek, moe., Mountain of Venus, The New Deal, Raisinhill, The Roots, Ryan Montbleau, Seth Yacovone, Sam Kininger, Todd Clouser's "A Love Electric," and Zappa Plays Zappa.

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