MONO//POLY IV: Max Swan

Bonfire Presents

MONO//POLY IV: Max Swan

Rover Rover, Dream Safari, DJ Sylo

Thu, February 22, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Max Swan
Max Swan
A saxophonist, vocalist, and producer from Philadelphia by way of Perkasie, PA, Max Swan channels influence from the likes of Stevie Wonder, James Blake, Donny Hathaway, Michael Brecker, and Lenny Pickett. He's gone from nothing-but-jazz, to everything-other-than-jazz, and all stops in between. Initially being the loud alto player that showed up for the jam session every week, Max slowly took on more opportunities in hip hop production, as both a bandleader and a studio producer, playing with a number of artists and groups during their growth in the Philly music scene; notable names include LP Stiles, Kuf Knotz, Mic Stew, and most recently, Aime. Over time, the saxophone he'd lay on tracks led to supplementing keyboards, and writing string and horn section arrangements, many of which can be heard on Aime's most recent release, "The Book of David", available on iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora. The work that was done with these artists led Max to start laying vocals on his newer music, starting with "So Much Chime" (also available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.). Swan received accolades during his new process with Councilman David Oh's PHLlive Center Stage Music Conference, Ernest Stuart's Center City Jazz Festival, all while continuing his rigorous study of saxophone, mainly by way of Lenny Pickett (SNL), in order to truly reach proficiency in the altissimo (higher) registers of the instrument. Swan's music combines his passions for jazz fusion, 21st century soul, and contemporary hip hop, featuring his vocals, saxophone, and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument). "The Fisherman", his debut, was made possible via The Kimmel Center, and will be available soon.
Rover Rover
Rover Rover
Nihilist support group, improv comedy class dropouts.
Dream Safari
Dream Safari
Dream Safari is the one-man project of Chris Coulton, Philadelphia.
DJ Sylo
DJ Sylo
SYLO makes an impression within moments of experiencing one of his
unique and expressive sets. Known for fostering a creative community in his hometown
of Philadelphia, SYLO has curated an array of events that have pushed culture
to new places by providing space for eccentric music lovers to collide.

Forward thinking but rooted in soul, SYLO’s
productions + selections are as eclectic as they are powerful. From dancehall
to house to uk club to ethereal yoga beats and back, SYLO’s passion for music and
uplifting his crowd glues his sets together, making them compelling and dramatic.

His talent and energy have brought him a plethora of performance opportunities:
massive festival stages, unadulterated foreign clubs,
and exclusive intimate art shows. SYLO has a special ear
for sounds that touch people and pierce the ego. This,
combined with a serene enthusiasm, is how SYLO shares his light.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107