april, 2022

08apr8:00 pm10:00 pmChicago’s Shawn Maxwell’s Quartet8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Café Paradiso, 101 N Main Street, Fairfield, Iowa

Event Details

Chicago’s premiere jazz artists, Shawn Maxwell returns to Cafe Paradiso!
2 time Editors Pick – Downbeat Magazine
“Nobody writes like this.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
“This is bold music. Maxwell isn’t afraid to try out new ideas and take chances….that risk-taking pays off—big time.”- Frank Alkyer‚ Downbeat Magazine
Café Paradiso is pleased to once again host one of Chicago’s premiere jazz artists, Shawn Maxwell; this time performing with his quartet which features Shawn Maxwell on alto saxophone, clarinet & flute, Matt Nelson on piano, Junius Paul on acoustic bass and Phil Beale on drums. The band focuses on all original material penned by Shawn, in his own unique voice. The results are a high energy mixture of bebop, rock, hip hop, classical and fusion.
Shawn Maxwell’s musicianship has been lauded by fellow musicians and critics alike as he’s become one the preeminent performers in Chicago jazz. As a composer, recording artist and performer, saxophonist Shawn Maxwell has endeavored to express his own unique voice. From his latest album Millstream (Jazzline, 2020) to his debut Originals (self-released, 2005), he has released nine albums of original compositions. The traditions of jazz form the foundation for Shawn’s music; he builds on that with material from the music he grew up with – rock, funk, hip hop, R&B, classical. The result, as Hrayr Attarian wrote in Chicago Jazz Magazine,“is refreshingly distinct yet recognizably Maxwellian”. He’s not intent on following any rules – or on breaking them – but on continually expanding what his music encompasses.
“…a composer who’s confident in his artistic vision, and comfortable with the wide array of colors on his instrumental palette.” – Bobby Reed, Downbeat Magazine
Showtime is Friday, April 8th at 8PM. Tickets are $10 in advance (cafeparadiso.net or at Paradiso), $12 at the show