Max Roark is an undergraduate in the Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media department at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, where he studies with Charles Pillow.  He is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. Max plays saxophone and doubles on clarinet and flute, as well as other woodwinds as needed. He played saxophone in several ensembles around Portland during high school, including tenor saxophone in the big band and small combo at Lincoln, and alto, tenor and (sometimes) baritone saxophone in Thara Memory's Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra from 2013 to 2016.  He also played woodwinds in the Lincoln concert band, and was a drum major in their marching band.  Earlier, he played in a combo at the Alan Jones Academy of Music  and in the Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra, as well as in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony's symphonic band.   He has studied saxophone privately with Gary Harris and Dan Wilensky, and flute with Cheryl Alex.

Selected archival performance audio/video from recent years...