Max Jaffe



Max Jaffe

Max Jaffe expands the boundaries of possibility for composition and collaboration through the drum set. His music draws from many different genres and seeks to break down the boundaries between them. He is part of a cutting edge of drummers that have embraced SUNHOUSE and their Sensory Percussion technology that has shifted the paradigm of the instrument. His powerful solo performances exploit the physicality of the drums to create narrative through movement, defying visual expectations and logic for what a “drum solo” can express.

As a collaborator, he is a longtime member of experimental rock collective JOBS and was a founding member of Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones, Leverage Models, and several other groups. He has toured with EDEN, Chrome Sparks, Steph Richards, Peter Evans, Rubblebucket, Delicate Steve, Cass McCombs, Oberhofer, Ava Mendoza, and many others. He has performed at a diverse range of festivals including Moers Festival, Big Ears, Panorama NYC, Berlin Jazz Festival, Movement Detroit, Vision Fest, and more. He holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and was a 2021 Pioneer Works Music Resident.

Available for recording sessions, remote tracking, and media scoring.
Available for private lessons in Sensory Percussion, Ableton, drum set, composition.

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