Max V is a veteran Jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. During his 20+ years living in the U.S. and performing there from coast to coast as well as internationally, he shared stages with many great artists including Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Tyrone Davis, Little Milton, Frankie Beverly, Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, Bobby Blue Bland, Rick Braun, B.B. King, Billy Preston and many others.
You can hear his unique blend of Soul, Jazz, R&B, Latin, and Funk on his second solo album “Next To You”, a compilation of original songs featuring several renowned artists including Ronnie Foster (George Benson, Stevie Wonder), Khari Parker (George Benson, Destiny’s Child), Gail Jhonson (Norman Brown), and Maurice Fitzgerald (Isley Brothers).
Max has captured audiences worldwide, performing in some of the world's most revered Jazz venues such as The Blue Note Hawaii, Buddy Guy’s in Chicago and Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit. Max has also performed at the Las Vegas, San Diego, and Arizona Jazz Festivals, as well as Warren Hill's Jazz Festival in both Los Cabos and Cancun.
One might ask “Why the transition from Blues to Contemporary Jazz?”. Max claims that “Blues is where I started, but once I was exposed to different styles of music, I felt Jazz was where I could mix a variety of genres. I connect mostly with Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Jazz.”
'Next to You' has received a tremendous amount of radio play around the world with his single “Check it Out” topping multiple charts.
“Like his more renowned stylistic genre counterparts, Nick Colionne and Grammy winner Norman Brown, Max V has high-energy improvisational chops to spare, yet grounds his vibe perfectly in the two elements (groove and melody) which guarantee that listeners won’t want to let go.
It’s always a challenge for an indie artist new to the smooth/urban jazz realm to break through and compete with the long established A-listers, but genre- fans who love that George Benson/Wes Montgomery style of guitarisma will be hooked instantly once they give Max V a shot.”
-Jonathan Widran, Jazziz Magazine