Neil Maxa

NEIL MAXA

  • Education: Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance, Western Michigan University
  • Trombone Studies: Allan Horney, Russell Brown, Steve Wolfenbarger, Robert Scann and James Huntzinger
  • Jazz Studies: Trent Kynaston, Frank Gagliardi, Burrell Gluskin, Don Menza and Carl Fontana
  • Honors: Member of the 1989 & 1990 Award Winning UNLV Jazz Ensemble       Most Outstanding College Performer - 1989 Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival and 1990 Down Beat MusicFest
  • EXPERIENCE: 
  • Entertainers: Tony Bennett, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, Lou Christie, Fabian, Rich Little, Regis Philbin, Steve Lawrence, Allen & Rossi, Frankie Valli, Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Whoppi Goldberg, Lainie Kazan, Wayne Newton and Donald O'Conner
  • Pop/Rock/Motown/Soul Groups: David Cassidy, Sheena Easton, Jennifer Lopez,  James Ingram,  Peabo Bryson, Michael McDonald, Righteous Brothers, Happenings, Buckinghams, Take 6, Boyz II Men, Temptations, Four Tops, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Ruth Brown, O'Jays, Delphonics, Contours, Drifters, 10K Maniacs, and Tower of Power 
  • Jazz Artists: Red Rodney, Bobby Shew, Joe Romano, John Faddis, Carson Smith, Carl Fontana, Bob Florence, Cab Calloway, Joe Williams, Marlena Shaw, Richie Cole, Kirk Whalum, Woody Herman Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Orchestra and Frankie Capp Juggernaut
  • Television Shows: NBC's "Last Comic Standing", Comedy Central's "Friars Club Roast Drew Carey" and "Viva Variety" and Showtime's "Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!"
  • Las Vegas Production Shows: "Steve Wynn's Showstoppers", "The Rat Pack is Back", "American Superstars", "Legends in Concert", "Celtic Woman Christmas", "Georgia On MY Mind: Tribute to Ray Charles", "Enter the Night", "At the Copa", "Chicago" and "Broadway in the Hood"
  • Las Vegas Bands: Lon Bronson All Star Band, Michael Grimm, Latin Breeze, Groove Brothers, Jimmy Wilkins New Life Jazz Orchestra, Don Menza Big Band, Zowie Bowie, The Dirty with Frankie Perez, Pop Evolution, Brody Dolyniuk, Yellow Brick Road and Serpentine Fire
  • International Recording Artists: Anita Sarawak (Malaysia), Patty Kim (Korea), Johnny Polanco (Salsa), Jose Lugo (Puerto Rico), Sparx and Lorenzo Antonio (Mexico)