Thursday, January 17, 2008

Stanley Maxwell wins Independent Music Award for Best Jazz Song

The Stanley Maxwell song "Mousetrap" has been selected as the Winner in the "Best Jazz Song" category of the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards. Stanley Maxwell was selected by Industry and Artist judges over four other Jazz Song Finalists, including The Harlem Experiment's "Harlem River Drive".

Stanley Maxwell's "Mousetrap" joins fellow winners Marco Benevento (Best Live Performance Album - "Live At Tonic"), The Frequency (Best Jam Song - "Jim Gordon Part II"), Ernie Watts (Best Jazz Album - "Analog Man"), and Lionel Loueke (Best World/Traditional Song - "Kponnon Kpete") on the IMA CD compilation, Now Hear This, to be distributed at major music events such as SXSW, Folk Alliance, Popkomm, NXNE, Ozzfest, Warped Tour, MacRock, MTV Springbreak, London Calling and others throughout 2008.

The compilation will also be serviced to over 700 U.S. and Canadian public and college radio stations by The Planetary Group, and promoted to over 4 million eMusic subscribers and over 2 million Pure Volume customers.

You can listen to all the Winners of the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards at:

Stanley Maxwell named a Finalist in 7th Annual Independent Music Awards

Stanley Maxwell has been named a Song Category Finalist in the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards, an international program that helps indie artists and releases overcome mainstream obstacles and reach wider audiences. This program provides year-long promotion, marketing and distribution opportunities that place both winners and finalists in front of more than 20 million music fans and industry decision makers around the world.

Please visit the IMA Jukebox to vote for Stanley Maxwell! There is a rating system for all finalists in every category; Stanley Maxwell's "Mousetrap" is a Song Finalist in the "Jazz" category. This "Vox Populi" poll will determine the winners of the popular vote; results will be announced in January 2008.

The link to the Jukebox is:

The Independent Music Awards are produced by Music Resource Group (publisher of The Musician's Atlas) and co-sponsored by Borders Books & Music; eMusic; The Planetary Group; ManiaTV and HavocTV; Burnside Distribution; and MediaGuide.

Artist Judges for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards include Les Claypool, Chad Smith, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Ray Davies, Susan Tedeschi, Angelique Kidjo, Ice-T, Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheik, Tim Pagnotta, MickDeth, Mobb Deep, Judy Collins, Charlie Musselwhite, Martin Atkins, Frank Iero, Rob Wasserman, Chuck Comeau, Bill Frisell, Mark Ribot, Peter Gabriel, and McCoy Tyner.

Industry Judges for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards include Carrie Hughes, Kevin Lyman, Joe Cuello, Joe Boyd, Elena Rossi, Anthony DeCurtis, Abby White, Chris Douridas, Philippa Murphy, Ben Fong-Torres, David Wilkes, Chris Kimsey, Mike Errico, Lior Goldenberg, Melissa Cross, Carrie Istad, Pilley Bianchi, Michael Patterson, Jeff Torrice, Carol Lester, Jennifer DaRe, Ethan Allen, Annie Lin, Danny Saber, Brett Kimberlin, Shari Black Velvet, Roger LeBlanc, Roy Jackson, Stefan Goldby, Josh Rabinowitz, Tim Riley, Jennifer Tefft, and Scott Reifman.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Stanley Maxwell wins Relix Magazine’s November 2007 "JamOff" Contest

Stanley Maxwell has won Relix Magazine's November 2007 "JamOff" contest for unsigned artists. Stanley Maxwell will be featured on the November Relix CD sampler, which is included with over 100,000 issues of the internationally distributed magazine.

Relix is a publication dedicated to jam bands and improvisational music. Some of the artists who have appeared on past samplers include Bela Fleck, Frank Zappa, Les Claypool, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Greyboy Allstars, Antibalas, Martin Sexton, Page McConnell, Galactic, and Phish. Visit Relix Magazine online:

Stanley Maxwell wins "Best Jazz Band" in 2007 Hartford Advocate Grand Band Slam Readers’ Poll

My band Stanley Maxwell won the "Best Jazz Band" category in the 2007 Hartford Advocate Grand Band Slam readers' poll. Stanley Maxwell performed a set during the "Indoor Slam" on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at Black-Eyed Sally's in Hartford:

As we enjoyed Black-Eyed Sally's award-winning BBQ and Cajun cooking for dinner, Eight to the Bar started the evening with R&B and soul. Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts ended the night with blues tunes.

For more information on the Hartford Advocate Grand Band Slam:

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

30th Birthday Bash

On April 7, we celebrated the milestones of the 30th birthdays of both Mark Crino and myself with the music of our band Stanley Maxwell and many special guests including original members Ryan Dekoe ( on guitar and Anthony Manzi on tenor sax, plus Stephen Haynes (, drummer James Anderson (, bassist Adam Kubota (, emilyis ( and singer/songwriter Rob Troccolo ( at Hartford's home for live original music, Sully's Pub @ Lena's:

Joe Black's Jazz Brunch

On March 25, my band Stanley Maxwell performed a jazz brunch with stellar guest vocalist Johanna ( at a unique new bar, restaurant and banquet room, Joe Black's Restaurant and Pub:

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Stanley Maxwell on YouTube

Check out clips from my band Stanley Maxwell's performance at the Powder Mill Barn in Enfield from May 31, 2003 on YouTube:

Setlist includes original tunes "Not Yet", "Bono's Squandering", "No Good Reasons", "Mousetrap", "Tie Machine", and the world premiere of "Freak Mama Dippin'"; plus covers of Jaco Pastorius' "Continuum" and Weather Report's classic "Birdland".

Footage taped by Brian Freeman, who gives exposure to Connecticut entertainers, encouraging support of the industry through the public access program "Something Different" on Nutmeg TV.

(You can also watch his clips of The Breakfast, Max Creek, Mystery Feet, The Grapes of Vaudevillian Fantasy, Scharisma, The Pete Sheips Band, Depth Quartet, Flipper Dave, Dr. Juice and Shortness.)

Stanley Maxwell on MySpace

Listen to some of my band Stanley Maxwell's tunes on MySpace:

Clips include "Tie Machine" and "Man Girn" from Ultimate Billiards in Berlin, Connecticut on April 8, 2004; "Sully's Jam > No Good Reasons" from Sully's Pub at Lena's in Hartford, Connecticut on January 2, 2004, "The Swamp" recorded in the summer of 2004, plus our independently-produced debut studio album Don't Wake The Baby! © ® available for purchase directly from the website.