Max Bowen is an Ann Arbor born jazz guitarist. An alumnus of Community High School's jazz program, he recently completed a Masters of Music at University of Michigan. His influences include Grant Green, Barney Kessel, and Pat Martino. At Michigan he studied guitar privately with Miles Okazaki and performed with the Jazz Ensemble under the direction of professor Ellen Rowe. Max has performed in venues around the Midwest, including Cliff Bell's in Detroit, Andy's in Chicago, and Milwaukee's Jazz Estate. He recently toured with the hip-hop collective Ruby Yacht, opening for Future Islands.
Aidan Cafferty is an accomplished bassist whose passion for jazz and improvised music started in middle school.
Aidan pursued his love for jazz at Michigan State Univeristy's School of Music, where he spent four years studying under Rodney Whitaker. Aidan received his bachelor’s degree jazz performance in 2016. In 2017, Aidan enrolled in the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater and Dance, where he studied jazz improvisation under Robert Hurst. Aidan was awarded the degree of Master of Music (Improvisation) in 2019.
Aidan continues to perform with numerous groups in recording sessions and concerts throughout the Midwest. Aidan is actively touring as the bassist with Talking Ear, a five-piece progressive music ensemble committed to providing a unique experience for listeners through composition, collaboration, and improvisation and Estar Cohen. Aidan also tours with Travis Swanson and performed on all tracks on his album When it's time to say goodbye (2017). Aidan was previously the bassist for Malena Quartet, both in concert and on all tracks of the album Behind the Eyes (2016).