Max Swan “The Fisherman”—Album Release

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Max Swan “The Fisherman”—Album Release


Thu, August 23, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Max Swan - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
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 producer, playing with a number of artists and groups in the Philly area. Over time, the saxophone he'd lay on tracks led to supplementing keyboards, and writing string and horn section arrangements. The work that was done with these artists led Max to start laying vocals on his newer music, starting with "So Much Chime" (available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.). Swan received accolades during the creation of his current sound with Councilman David Oh's PHLlive Center Stage Music Conference, Ernest Stuart's Center City Jazz Festival, and was named one of the “Best of 2017” on WXPN. Most recently, “The Waters” (available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.) was featured on NPR’s Heavy Rotation, and is currently featured on 88.5 WXPN on the daily. Since his residency with The Kimmel Center last spring/summer, Max curated MONO//POLY, a music series showcasing artists’ music in non-traditionally arranged ways, unique to each set, all backed by Max and the band. “The Fisherman”, his debut album, will be released August 23rd, 2017, with “Backing Up” and “The Waters” already available on Apple/Spotify/Pandora, etc.
AIME - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Graduating from wild-eyed hunger, AIME trades a distended belly for the fire in his gut on DAVID -- a one-off project that condenses his given name down to the only mononym that could reiterate the might of his delivery, which was first cemented with the release of the Book of David micro-album.

The arc of AIME’s 808-heavy DAVID is derived from currency and the role it plays in his life, music and environment. AIME raps with urgency and absolute confidence, taking calculated risks across the tape. He contemplates his place in the world and individual buying power as easily as he exposes character flaws and indulges turn-up culture against production from Dameadelphia and Eric Boss. Singer/saxophonist Max Swan is the lone feature on the DAVID EP, which was built upon an intricate framework of cleverly chopped samples from AIME’s preceding release.

While DAVID is a singular project with a noticeably harder edge and a more self-assured AIME at the wheel, it is constructed - like many religious texts - to send listeners back to the good book for context. DAVID suggests that AIME is building a formidable body of work, where one project cannot exist without the others. More importantly, however, none of them exist without AIME.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125