Max Jaffe

drummer, human being


I am a founding member of JOBS, along with two of my best friends in the world, 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). In 2018, we finally added Jessica Pavone to the group and she is heard all over our new record...

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

Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones

“This is vicious music for tense times.” - JazzTimes, on Elder Ones’ second record, From Untruth

"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

Solo works

I'm fortunate to be a Sensory Percussion artist and I have been utilizing the new technology to develop a repertoire of solo music. GIANT BEAT is my debut solo record, released March 1, 2019 on Ramp Local, and it is a culmination of my first few years studying and learning this new technology.


I joined up with producer Jeremy Malvin, aka CHROME SPARKS, to be a part of his live show in 2018. Utilizing the Sensory Percussion system, I provide the live electronic beats that are heard on Chrome Sparks' recordings. He’s also trained me to be a better ping pong player.