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Jessica Martinez Maxey is an award-winning Native wind instrumentalist and songwriter. Her music is honest, insightful, played from the heart and therefore reaches the heart of the listener.  She keeps a busy performance schedule and has performed in many areas of the East Coast and Colorado.
Her first album, All My Blessings was nominated in four categories at the Indian Summer Music Awards in 2013. Her second album, Dance of the Soul, was nominated and  won two Indian Summer Music Awards in 2014 and was nominated for a Native American Music Award in the category of best world recording.  
Putumayo World Music featured the title track to her first album on its latest Native American music compilation as well as featured her video of the song to promote the release. 

"All My Blessings by Jessica Martinez Maxey is yet another flute recording, accompanied by acoustic guitar, Andean panpipes and conga on various tracks in lively and haunting compositions, all written by Maxey" - Native Peoples, Nov/Dec 2012 issue

"She has a very unique style of Native American flute playing which sounds like it was influenced by the panflute, which she also plays" - Tillicum Wawa podcast, KBOO Community Radio 


"...recording artist, mistress of the Native American flute with influence from the South American Andes and Native American Indians, graced Festival for Change with the incredible sounds of her hand crafted flutes, and husband's guitar."- Carson Tang, President/CEO, Carson Worldwide
 
"You are incredibly talented. Thank you so much for this wonderful traditional music and your generosity in sharing it. Blessings on you. " -A note from a listener


Awards & Nominations:
2014 Indian Summer Music Awards
Central/South America Indigenous Music: Alegria
Native American Flute: Beauty Surrounds Me

15th Annual Native American Music Awards
Nominated:
Best World Music: Dance of the Soul
Best Compilation: Putumayo World Music

2014 Silver Arrow Award - Spirit Wind Records

2013 Indian Summer Music Awards
Nominated: (All My Blessings)
Quilla
Para Mi Papa
Mountain Morning
By the River Again

2012 Certificate, 8th Annual NA Pow Wow, University of Maryland




One of the flutes I play: Falcon Flutes, Beautifully hand-crafted Native American style flutes by Dana Ross http://www.falconflutes.com/
 
 
All My Blessings album info on The Native Music Blog:
 
 
 
Album Review on Tejano Dreams Blog:
 
 
I am included in the Redhawk Native American Arts Council's Artists Roster: 


Performances (from most recent):

Museo de Las Americas, Gala reception, Denver, CO  11/16/2014
Garden of the Gods Concert, Colorado Springs, CO  9/2/2014
Indian Summer Music Awards & showcase, Milwaukee, WI  9/6/2014
Museo de Las Americas, Denver, CO 12/2/2013
Red Rocks American Indian Art Show & Festival, Morrison, CO  7/21/2013
Red Earth Show w/Noralee, HomeGrown Radio NJ  5/4/2013
Full Moon Tour, Wolf Sanctuary of PA  4/27/2013
3rd Annual Columbia University Pow Wow, NYC  4/14/2013
12th Annual Brown University Spring Thaw Pow Wow, Providence, RI  4/13/2013
Cultural Performing Arts Celebration for the Lakota Grandmothers, NYC  5/8/2013
Virginia This Morning, WTVR, CBS  2/8/2013
Good Morning Twin Tiers, WENY-TV, ABC, CBS, CW  1/25/2013
13th Annual Morning Star Celebration Benefit Pow Wow, Bel Air, MD  1/12/2013
8th Annual American Indian Pow Wow, University of Maryland, MD  12/8/2012
Native American Lifelines 1st Annual Pow Wow, Middle River, MD  11/17/2012
Honoring of Nations Pow Wow, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, CT  11/10/2012
Trudeau Center 22nd Annual Pow Wow, Warwick, RI  11/3/2012
American Indian Heritage Day Event, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, MD  10/13/2012
16th Annual 5 Nations Intertribal Festival, Morris County, NJ  10/6/2012
Red Rocks Community College Pow Wow, Lakewood, CO  9/29/2012
FDR Intertribal Pow Wow, Yorktown Heights, NY 9/22/2012
Festival for Change, Huguenot, NY 9/16/2012
Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow, Millsboro, DE 9/8/2012
Schemitzun Green Corn Festival, Mashantucket, CT 8/25/2012
Bear Mountain Intertribal Pow Wow, Harriman State Park, NY 8/4/2012
Unto These Hills Pre-show, Cherokee, NC  7/2011



 

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Welcome to the site.  Here you will find music, photos, upcoming performances, performance history, and live music videos.  You can listen to All My Blessings and Dance of the Soul and download directly from the Store page as well as order a CD copy.

I am a Native wind instrument player, songwriter, guitarist and percussion player.  I write songs that are from the heart and I'm grateful that the music has been well received.  I keep a busy performance schedule and am currently working on a new album for release in early 2015. The music from my second album has won two Indian Summer Music Awards and also was nominated for a Native American Music Award in 2014.  The music has been played on internet and FM radio.  My song, "All My Blessings" was featured on the Putumayo World Music 2014 compilation, Native America. I have performed on two CBS Morning TV shows, the music has been favorably reviewed and I have been interviewed in print and on the radio.

Along the way, my husband Josh and I have met wonderful people in the music community and many great musicians.  It has been a pleasure connecting with so many good people.  Thank you for visiting the site and please feel free to say hello on one of the social networks linked above!

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