LIVE PERFORMANCE • THE LITTLE CAFE
Max Robbins and Andy Calabrese
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Max Robbins is a trumpet player, composer, theatre teaching artist, and music educator from Rochester, NY. He grew up studying both classical and jazz music with several Eastman faculty and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra musicians. Max has performed at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and several jazz clubs in Pittsburgh and Boston. He teaches trumpet privately and is a teaching artist at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. Max is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Psychology and Trumpet Performance and the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a degree in Human Development and Arts in Education.
Andy Calabrese, pianist, educator and music producer, plays in the Rochester area with his own jazz trio as well as Prime Time Funk, Chet Catallo, and the Cats. He’s in demand as a sideman as well, having performed with jazz and pop artists such as Aretha Franklin, Rick Braun, Joe Locke, Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Chuck and Gap Mangione, Bat McGrath, Pat La Barbera, Joe La Barbera, Steve Davis, etc. Andy composes and produces jingles and film soundtracks, having recently produced tracks for The Stylistics, Danny and the Juniors, Jay and the Techniques, Ferdinand J. Smith, Brucato Productions and Forevermore Records. When he’s not gigging, composing or producing, Andy is usually teaching jazz and classical piano lessons at his studio in Pittsford N.Y.