Max on Sax

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About Max

Max is the #1 saxophonist based in London. He has performed with Basement Jaxx and Joey Bada$$.
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Max Johnson started the saxophone at age 11 and fell in love with big band music at the age of 16. He discovered the ability to travel with music, playing at two international jazz conferences in Toronto, Canada and New York, USA. Max studied Saxophone at the prestigious Trinity College of Music in London. Whilst studying he performed at Ronnie Scotts, The Dorchester and St Martin in the Fields. Since graduation Max's career has gone from strength to strength wowing audiences all over the world. Max regularly plays in Europe and the Middle East.

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Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Ibiza club, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop
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Event types:
Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Wedding
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Ableton Live, Fluent sight-reader, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Max's Song list

Isn’t she lovely
Ain’t Nobody
American Boy
Signed Sealed Delivered
Forget You
I Heard it through the grapevine
New rules
Freed from Desire
Just the two of us
La La La
Hit the road jack
I feel good
Pick up the pieces
Lean on me
Stand by me
I can’t help it
New Rules
Rather Be
I Wish
The Way you make me feel
Never Too much
All Blues
All the Things you are
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Billies Bounce
Birk’s works
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Body and Soul
Bye Bye Blackbird
Darn that Dream
Days of wine and roses
Donna lee
Everything I love
Have you met miss jones
I love you
I remember you
I should care
I’ll remember april
If I were a bell
In a sentimental mood
In walked bud
In your own sweet way
It could happen to you
Just friends
What a wonderful world
Like someone in love
My shining hour
Night and day
On green dolphin street
Softly as in a morning sunrise
Sonnymoon for two
Take the A Train
There is no greater Love
The way you look tonight
What is this thing called love
Alone together
How deep is the ocean
If I should lose you
I can’t get started
On the sunny side of the street
But not for me
All of me
You don’t know what love is
Lady bird
Oh when the saints go marching in
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients love my ability to interact with guests from all walks of life. I'm great at reading a room and bringing incredible energy to any event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Hilton Hotel New York, The Savoy Hotel, Emirates Towers Dubai, Puente Romano Marbella, Dorchester Hotel, Ronnie Scotts, Ritz Hotel, Park Hyatt Majorca, The Hilton Hotel Toronto.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Gregory Porter and Charlie Parker

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I played for McLaren and Richard Mille at The Emirates Towers in Dubai for the wealthiest Shieks in UAE.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I will always try to be flexible to ensure you get the most out of the booking with me. If you require a change in the timings, please don't hesitate to ask

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, definitely! I will always keep the mood over the party with an Ipod/Dj service between sets

How much time do you need to set up?

If it just me with a speaker system it will take less than 30 minutes.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes of course!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, depending on the event I can play either acoustically or with a wireless microphone

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, please allow up to two weeks before the event. There will be a fee of £10 per request.

Max's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£600
Up to 1 hour£650
Up to 2 hours£700
Up to 3 hours£750
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Max's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Tom H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

What an absolute legend! Max played at our wedding and the whole crowd loved him. Set up the perfect party vibe and got everyone on their feet. Also did a collab with our DJ - everything was spot on. And a really nice fella too. Cheers

Ellie W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Max absolutely rocked it! He really got our Christmas party off to an amazing start and set the tone for the whole evening! Max was very pleasant to work with and extremely professional. We will definitely be hiring him again!

Alison D
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Max is a legend. He’s cool, sauce, sophisticated. Nothing was too much trouble & no request turned down. He sure knows how to party! Wish he could be at all our events!

Jacqueline P
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Max was absolutely amazing! We had a small garden party (rule of 6) with family for my husbands 40th and Max really did such a fantastic job. He’s a lovely guy, great with children, dogs and the whole family loved him. He is a brilliant saxophone player and was so helpful with my song requests etc. I would definitely recommend Max and will be asking for him to preform in the future I’m sure. I know my friends and family would love to book him up for events soon too!

From other customers:

Mary G
6 years ago

Sensational entertainer

The D
4 years ago

He really knows how to take every event to the next level!