Max Ridley is a Boston-based musician, composer and teacher. He was awarded full-tuition scholarships to study at Berklee College of Music for both an undergraduate and graduate degree. He earned his graduate degree from Berklee’s Global Jazz Institute under the direction of pianist and educator Danilo Perez. He has shared the stage with renown musicians such as Kenny Werner, Jeff Coffin, Terri Lyne Carrington, Donny McCaslin, Jerry Bergoniz, Ingrid Jensen and Rakalam Bob Moses. He has performed in venues such as the Blue Note, Boston Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Umbria Jazz Festival. He has toured domestically and internationally and has also spent some time living in Valencia, Spain and considers it his second home as well as the other artistic community to which he belongs. Today, he is active in the musical community as sideman, leader and co-leader of groups in and around Boston (see Groups/Gigs).