Berklee College of Music graduate, Max Ribner has built a solid reputation as a top-notch trumpet and flugelhorn musician. Max has been supporting Nahko Bear & Medicine for 9 years, beginning on the fertile islands of Hawaii. After graduating Berklee, Ribner began a journey, to seek music that came from a different place, music with a message & songs with deeper meaning. Once touching ground on Big Island he lived on sustainable farms to then be fireside with the bear. Before talking, Nahko & Max let the songs & melody soar to the heavens playing the horn lines that were whistled from the Bear in a call & response fashion. This was a pinnacle moment, a feeling of destiny & the beginning of a movement. From farmers markets of Portland, to troubled youth classes, schools, open mics, open lands and now across the continents, Ribner is deeply humbled by this opportunity to create with the tribe.
Thanks to the medicine, a sense of family and pack has formed not just in his life, but thousands of people across the nations. This is why he offers a piece of the peaceful bringing solid presence to the group. As the movement has grown from the ground up, Max has also formed a branch of his own music called Max Ribner Band creating community through his songs, empowering the youth & encouraging our people to discover purpose. Max has performed with such notable musicians as: Esperanza Spalding, Liv Warfield, Lettuce, Sara Tone, Everyone Orchestra, the Shook Twins, Rebelution, Ryan Montbleau, Zach Deputy, Freedom Tribe, Hassan Hakmoun, Dave Stringer, members of Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Prince & beyond. Be a part of the family & check out his website HERE
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