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“Herbal Remedies” Morning Performers
September 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Max Bessesen is a performer, teacher and composer based in Chicago. His skills as a saxophonist and woodwind doubler have taken him across North America, Europe, South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia, earning him awards from groups like Downbeat Jazz Magazine, the US Embassy and Frank Huntington Beebe Fund. Max has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such jazz icons as Ingrid Jensen, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dayna Stephens, Billy Drewes, Abraham Laboriel, and Allison Miller. In addition to his jazz work, Max has recorded and performed with musicians from the pop and world music realms including The Fray, Simone Shaheen, and Gonzalo Grau.