Max Beckman & Friends will play classic jazz tunes associated with such iconic musicians as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Charles Mingus.
Max Beckman is a Phoenix area bassist and composer who enjoys improvisation and the blues. He is a graduate of the jazz studies program at Arizona State University and has been involved in The Nash almost since its inception seven years ago as a jazz student, performer, and educator. Beckman is a devotee of legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus and has performed many shows celebrating Mingus’s music. All the members of this group have been associated with and benefitted from the jazz education and performance opportunities at The Nash Jazz Club and education in downtown Phoenix. Band members include Chaz Matineau on saxophone, David Berry on keys, and Andrew Flores on drums.