Max Swan + Joanna Teters

Bonfire Presents:

Max Swan + Joanna Teters

JUPTR

Thu, January 3, 2019

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

$10 Advance / $13 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.
Joanna Teters
Joanna Teters
Joanna Teters is carving a place for herself in the hearts and minds of today’s music lovers with original, forward-thinking, new school soul music. Increasingly recognized for her ability to switch effortlessly from lush, deeply sultry tones to rugged reggae and blues, Teters’ serves her audiences with playful and energetic yet poised performances of both original compositions and covers. After many formative years in the mountains of upstate New York, she then went on to pursue her degree at Berklee College of Music where she began to develop her craft over the years as bandleader, songwriter, front woman for Mad Satta, Drew ofthe Drew, Lowtone Society, and SUNDUB, to name a few. When she is not touring in Europe or the US, she resides in Brooklyn, NY. In 2018 Teters released her debut solo record, the highly anticipated album “Warmer When It Rains,” a complication of songs that "offers a diverse and captivating selection of songs that tug your heartstrings and make you want to dance all at once” — and closely followed with the release of the hip-hop/soul influenced EP entitled “Back To Brooklyn."
JUPTR
JUPTR
JUPTR is a five-piece Neo-soul outfit that captures the essence and sound of the music that has influenced each member since the beginning of their musical relationships with one another. Forming in 2017, JUPTR is made up of a conglomerate of Burlington musicians from Smooth Antics, Madaila, smalltalker, and The Renegade Groove who deliver hip hop and R&B inspired instrumentals with a focus on creating a comfortable soundscape for harmony rich vocal arrangements to weave through.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107