shawn-maxwell-quartetThe Shawn Maxwell Quartet is not your average jazz quartet. While the instrumentation, alto sax/piano/bass/drums, is fairly common, the writing, approach & style are anything but.  The band focuses on all original material penned by Shawn, is his own unique voice. The results are a high energy mixture of bebop, rock, hip hop, classical and fusion.


Shawn Maxwell – Alto Saxophone, Clarinet & Flute
Matt Nelson – Piano
Junius Paul – Acoustic Bass
Phil Beale – Drums

Shawn Maxwell’s Alliance

Shawn Maxwell’s Alliance is a group of ten Chicago musicians that focus on modern, original, jazz music. The style is said to be a mix of classic & modern jazz along with elements of music from greats Phillip Glass & Frank Zappa. Learn more…

Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow

Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow is a quintet made up of five of Chicago’s finest musicians. Performing all original material, they specialize in a style of jazz that is heavily influenced and blended with several other modern genres. Learn more…

Shawn Maxwell Millstream

Shawn Maxwell Millstream is the newest quartet project featuring Shawn on alto & soprano saxophones. Learn more…