Author

Max Tabell (1962-) is a versatile music professional. He is a pianist and keyboardist and has been active in various lineups from big bands to pop and rock groups for over 20 years. The most renowned of these lineups are probably the Espoo Big Band, Q.Stone, Remu & His All Stars, and Bitter Sweet, a trio led and playing music written by Max. Their first recording, published in 1999, was titled T For 3; their fourth album is due to be released in the autumn of 2010.

omakuvaMax is also experienced in theatre work, both as a conductor and a musician. One of his most interesting and challenging theatre projects was the musical I Was Looking at the Ceiling... scored by John Adams, which Max toured with from Helsinki to Edinburgh, Paris, and Hamburg; the score was later recorded in Helsinki, conducted by the composer.

Max Tabell is profoundly experienced in pedagogy. He taught jazz pianism and harmony in the Sibelius Academy Jazz Department from 1989 to 2002, and then began work as a lecturer in Afro-American pianism in the Department of Music Education Max has also taught in the Joensuu and Kuopio conservatories. He graduated from the Sibelius Academy Jazz Department in 1993. His book Jazzmusiikin harmonia (Jazz Harmony) was published by Yliopistopainon Kirjakustannus in 2004.