Parallel 44 Presents MARCHFOURTH w/ MAXWELL FRIEDMAN GROUP @ DOMINO ROOM
Sat, Mar 2 at 8:30pm
Parallel 44 Presents is very excited to be welcoming back to Bend the beloved funky rhythmic genius of MarchFourth W/ Maxwell Friedman Group on Saturday March 2 to The Domino Room. You'll be in awe of the visual stimulation and auditory energy this group brings to the stage! We know you want to be grooving all night with this fiery crew so grab those tickets today and don't miss out on this party. Tickets are $20 adv. / $25 door. This is a 21+ show. Doors open at 8:30 and the show kicks off at 9. Thank you to our loyal sponsors at The Source Weekly & Cascade Alchemy.
MarchFourth is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires unabashed dancing, and an atmosphere of celebration. Dressed in redesigned marching-band-themed costumes, they bring electric bass, 4-piece percussion corps, a 7-part brass section, dancers, acrobatics, stilt-walkers and a very diverse musical repertoire. M4 is far from a "marching band" in any traditional sense but they have been known to swagger down Main Street playing tunes before taking the stage. MarchFourth travels in a crew of about 20, all on one tour bus, bringing their unique brand of party with them all over the world. Their show will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion, real showmanship and dazzling dancing. This genre-busting, in-your-face experience is not to be missed!
About Maxwell Friedman Group:
15-year-old Maxwell Friedman is living proof that some musicians are indeed “born with it”. At a very young age, his tasteful yet ferociously inspired keyboard playing and compositions are already becoming legendary and his skill, knowledge, taste, phrasing and artistry are already on-par with many accomplished players on the national scene who, without hesitation, call him their peer. One of the youngest players to have ever been endorsed by Hammond Organ, Maxwell has already been invited to share the stage with many musical heavy hitters such as Karl Denson, George Porter Jr., The New Mastersounds, Pigeons Playing Pink Pong, Skerik, Michael Franti, The Werks, ALO, and many more. This young wunderkind’s star is surely on the rise!
Maxwell was just 9 years old when he first discovered a dusty Hammond M3 in the corner of his piano teacher’s garage. The sensation of moving the drawbars and hearing the Leslie spinning next to him was a magical moment that changed the course of Maxwell’s life and set him on his current musical trajectory. At age 11, he met famed organist Tony Monaco and began an educational journey with Tony as his organ mentor. With the tutelage and guidance of many veteran musicians over the last few years, Maxwell quickly began developing his skills and outlook in every direction possible, and before long was composing his own 21st century standards of Jazz/Funk. At 12, Maxwell even gave a TEDX talk about how music has empowered him in all aspects of his life. Now 14, Maxwell has teamed up with other talented Jazz/Funk players in his home state of Oregon and in early 2018, he launched The Maxwell Friedman Group, featuring bassist Mark Karwan, drummer Connor Streeter and guitarist Gabe Johnson. The band delivers what Maxwell likes to call “Inspired Neo-Jazz Soul Funk Fusion” and this young man not only has shown a maturity beyond his years in leading elder musicians, but also continues to write and create like there’s no tomorrow.
Maxwell is just beginning work on his first full-length album. Many well-known artists, some of whom have already been mentioned, will be featured and some of whom will be producing tracks for the release. With the forthcoming album already garnering the interest of a variety of Jazz, Funk labels and a few majors, there’s no doubt that the sky is the limit for this burgeoning young artist. Stay tuned to see where Maxwell’s artistry spreads to next ! Oh the places he’ll go ! Maxwell is destined for greatness !
Maxwell Friedman Group: www.maxwellfriedmanmusic.com
Parallel 44 Presents: www.parallel44presents.com
The Source Weekly: www.bendsource.com
Cascade Alchemy: www.cascadealchemy.com
The Domino Room: www.midtownbend.com