Max Jaffe

drummer, human being


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killer BOB sings, by JOBS, was released June 30th, 2015 on New Amsterdam Records.

"an aural experience that is at once deeply personal and wholly alien" - IMPOSE

Max is a founding member of JOBS, along with Dave Scanlon and Rob Lundberg. Formed in 2008 under the name "killer BOB" in a New School practice room, JOBS has developed a reputation as being "an invigorating group... stark modernists, sticking close to the intensity of virtuosity" (Tiny Mix Tapes). Look for a new record, featuring contributions from new addition Jessica Pavone, coming in 2018...


solo works

Max is a Sensory Percussion artist and is utilizing the new technology to develop a repertoire of solo music. Solo performance has been a part of Max's output for years now, but this new technology changes everything. Look for a proper release of this material in 2018...

Elder Ones

Holy Science, the debut record by Elder Ones, a quartet led by Amirtha Kidambi was released on November 11th, 2016 on Northern Spy Records. Listen HERE

"The aggressive and sublime first album by the band Elder Ones, Holy Science, is a kind of gauge for how strong and flexible the scene of young musicians in New York’s improvised and experimental music world can be." - Ben Ratliff, The New York TImes

Elder Ones toured to support Holy Science in late 2016 and 2017 and will be working on a new record for release in 2018.


Being And Becoming

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Being And Becoming is a quartet formed by Peter Evans, a trumpeter who "defie[s] the conventional limitations of the instrument, if not the laws of physics" (Nate Chinen, The New York Times), featuring Joel Ross on vibraphone, Jordan Morton on bass, and myself on drumset and Sensory Percussion. The group's performance debut was at The Jazz Gallery, followed by shows at The Stone, Roulette, Angel City Jazz Fest (LA), and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Look for documents of the group to start emerging in 2018...



CHIVES is a trio that represents the collective musical output of bassist Matthew Wohl, multi-reedist Steven Lugerner, and Max. Their music is a continuation of the jazz trio continuum - yet CHIVES’ repertoire is heavily influenced by the world of songwriting. Their third recording, Yeaux, was released on Primary Records in October 2016 and was supported by a west coast tour.

“They’ve developed an intimate rapport, and they show it off expertly on their terrific albums. They’re a limber group, and the rhythm section brings elasticity and bounce to the alternately airy and driving grooves as Lugerner tangles with the themes, sometimes playing inside them and sometimes soaring far afield.” - Peter Margasak The Chicago Reader


And sometimes...