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. Focusing on composition just as much as improvisation, they reveal stunning melodies hidden within complex time signatures. This new approach in Maxwell’s writing brings a perfect blend of composition and improvisation for a new direction in jazz.


Shawn Maxwell – Alto Saxophone, Flute
Victor Garcia – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Matt Nelson – Piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer
Junius Paul – Acoustic & Electric 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…

The Shawn Maxwell Quartet

The 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. Learn more…

Shawn Maxwell Millstream

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