JFFC 2017 INSTRUCTORS
UPRIGHT BASS
Max Schwartz

Max Schwartz grew up in the California Bay Area playing bass and banjo in a family band.  He studied orchestral bass and jazz in high school, performing with groups appearing at the 2015 and 2016 Grammy Awards, the Monterey Jazz Festival, and with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.  He’s taught at the California Bluegrass Association's Youth Academy, has been on faculty at the annual Fiddlekids Camp for the past six years, and last May taught the bass workshop at the annual Berkeley Bluegrass Festival.  Today, Max teaches bass and guitar at Manning Music Studios in Berkeley, CA, and performs frequently with Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands.  

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