Philadelphia-raised musician and composer Maxfield Gast has been widely recognized for his performance on the alto, tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones and EWI, as well as for his composition. In 2009 he began writing and performing the soundtrack for Louis CK’s hit show Louie as part of the studio band, SweetPro. The show has gone on to be named the #1 television series of 2011 by Time Magazine and won 2 Emmy Awards in 2012. Gast and SweetPro also wrote and performed the music for CK’s Emmy Award winning DVD release Live at Beacon Theater. The FX series is continuing into its 4th season.
Gast has released several solo albums, including Side By Side, Eat Your Beats, and Trio Innovations on the Militia Hill label. The eclectic grooves of Eat Your Beats met with a great deal of success, landing on college radio charts, National Public Radio, and was licensed by MTV for shows like Cribs and True Life. Gast has most recently released a single from the GLG Sessions on which he collaborated with Grammy Nominated song writer (of The Roots) Jeremy Grenhart and Philadelphia composer Tyler Lynch. The project features a soulful, sophisticated sound combining Gast’s roots in pop, jazz, and rhythm and blues. He is currently working on a new solo album as well as collaborative works with a variety of artists including Grammy Award winning songwriter and performer Scot Sax of the band Wanderlust. He is also producing other local artists in the Philadelphia and New York area.