Max Treutner (born 1998) is one of the upcoming saxophonist/ composer of the German jazz scene.
He started playing saxophone and piano at the age of 9. In 2013 he entered the pre-college program at the Institute for Jazz & Pop in Stuttgart, where he studied with Alexander 'Sandi' Kuhn. After he graduated from school, he moved to Bern (Switzerland) to pursue a Bachelor and Master’s degree (Performance) at the Music Department of the Bern University of the Arts. He studied with a lot of great musicians such as Lutz Häfner, Domenic Landolf, Bert Joris, Django Bates, Dejan Terzic, Mark Turner, Philip Henzi who helped him to further develop as an artist.
At the moment he is completing his 2nd Master-degree in Pedagogy at the Jazzcampus Basel.
Besides his own projects, Max Treutner works as a composer and sideman in several other bands such as Uptown Bigband, Swiss Jazz Orchestra, Felix Wolf Oktett and Threeamisu.
In 2010 and 2012, Max Treutner received the German Jazz award "Jugend Jazzt u16 in Baden-Württemberg".
In 2018, Max took part in the selection of the Generation’s Unit Workshop, in which he got lessons with Maria Schneider, Donny Mccaslin, Nate Wood and many more. He also got chosen to take part in the Generation’s Unit Band, which went on Tour in 2019 with Adrian Mears.
Right now, Max is taking place in the „Bundesjazzorchester“, which is planning to go on tour in China later this year.