Fri, Apr 26 at 8:30pm

  • All Ages
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Parallel 44 Presents Object Heavy & Maxwell Friedman Group on Friday April 26th at Volcanic Theatre Pub. These amazing bands will be sharing a co-bill, each delivering a mammoth length set. Hailing from Humboldt County California Object Heavy brings vocally brilliant Soul, Jazz, Funk & R&B that captivates the body & soul. Co-billing the show is none other than Jazz/Funk Jedi squad Maxwell Friedman Group. This highly talented quartet, led by 15 year-old keyboard prodigy Maxwell Friedman and featuring guitarist Brother Gabe, delivers scorching instrumental Jazz/Funk. $12 advance tickets for this All Ages show are available online at or in town at Dr. Jolly’s or The Cosmic Depot. Doors open at 8:30 and the music kicks off at 9. Thank you to our loyal sponsors at Dr. Jolly’s, The Source Weekly & Cascade Alchemy.
About Object Heavy:
Blazing out of the North Coast of California with a diverse assemblage of hypnotic rhythms to spark up any dance floor, Object Heavy delivers a uniquely heavy sound that fuses Progressive-Soul, Rock and R&B in a strikingly fresh way.

After spending the past two years touring throughout the pacific northwest, Object Heavy’s contagious sultry funk has garnered a momentum and buzz that shows no sign of letting up. In it’s short time Object Heavy has had the honor of sharing the stage with heavy hitters like George Clinton and P Funk, Cheech & Chong, Orgone, Flobots, Polyrhythmics, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Afrolicious, Delhi 2 Dublin, March 4th Marching Band and even backed up legends like Fred Wesley, Chali 2na, Raashan Ahmad, John Popper, DJ Logic and more.
Object Heavy is exploding onto the scene with their sights set on reaching the ears and hearts of a connected global community that is looking to groove, dance and love. Get down with the highly infectious soul of one of Northern Cali’s most prolific and entertaining bands, Object Heavy.

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
The Source
Parallel 44
Volcanic Theatre

Volcanic Theatre Pub

70 SW Century Dr
Bend, OR 97702

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