Max Jaffe

drummer, human being



"Log On For The Free Chance To Log On For Free", the next record by JOBS, is out NOW on Ramp Local Records!

Hear the first single, “Came To Take”, HERE

Watch the video for “Pink”, directed by Britt Ciampa, HERE

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

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 the new record...


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.


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

I've been in this band since day one and am proud of the work we do. Elder Ones toured to support Holy Science in late 2016 and 2017, and we recorded a second record in 2018. Look for a release in early 2019...




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. Touring EU, Asia in late 2018/early 2019.



CHIVES is a trio that represents the collective musical output of bassist Matthew Wohl, multi-reedist Steven Lugerner, and myself. Our music is a continuation of the jazz trio continuum - yet CHIVES’ repertoire is heavily influenced by the world of songwriting. Our 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...