Terian Mack / Max Swan
- Sat, Apr 15
Run Time: 210 min.
~ Saturday, April 15 ~ Doors @ 7:30pm ~ Showtime 8pm ~ $15 ~
A native of the Philadelphia area, Max Swan’s earliest forays into music revolved around jazz. Max is a classically-trained saxophonist who has studied under Saturday Night Live band leader Lenny Pickett, and has emerged as an accomplished vocalist and hip hop producer. Max’s unique skillset – coupled with his innate ability to break genre boundaries – has resulted in a distinctive “electrosoul” sound that blends the musicality and improvisational spirit of jazz with elements of 21st Century soul, harmony-rich R&B, and contemporary hip hop.
“Swan travels effortlessly between worlds of R&B, jazz, and electronic… check out his ability to be a musical multitasker — from his vocal performance to engineering the sampler to the soaring sax solo at the end… Swan finds a groove, he dives in deep and compels you to do the same.”
– NPR’s Slingshot
SXSW: Amplify Philly Official Showcase (2019)
Finalist, Tri State Indie Music Awards; Jazz Artist of the Year (2015)
“The Waters” featured on NPR’s “Heavy Rotation” Playlist in (2018)
Direct Support for Robert Glasper, Bilal, Chris Dave & Drumhedz, and D.R.A.M. (2018)
Curator/Producer/Proponent of “MONO//POLY”, a collaborative music event (2017-’18)
Kimmel Center Jazz Resident (2016-’18)
A brilliant songwriter, painter, recording artist, father of 2, and entrepreneur with a story of triumph and persistence, Lancaster’s own Terian Mack’s humble beginnings speak to the underdog in us all. Raised by his grandmother, in a city where KKK rallies were still being held, a flame was ignited in Terian’s spirit pushing him to perfect his craft day in and day out. This work ethic may be why restaurants are naming meals after him and local media are now consistently covering his art.
His hustle and skill for marketing has non-profits and local businesses willing to buy his album for $1,000. Mack is recognized as one of his city’s community leaders and serves as a creative mentor throughout schools in the US. Terian is the founder and CEO of Larger Than Life, a record label that was established with the intention of weaving together art, education, and community, while providing educational courses in public schools, organizations, private schools, and universities. After his debut attendance of the Grammys, Terian Mack releases his album featuring notable producers and writers. With Mack having such a precision aim on his goals we have a lot to look forward to from this forecasted star.