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Michael Maxwell

1959 - 2011, Santa Barbara

8/1/59 - 2/26/11

Michael was a lover of life and for music. He was blessed with an extraordinary gift and passion for music. Michael played the trumpet and performed with notable musicians in the Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Reno, New Orleans and most recently the San Francisco Bay Area. On the local front he played with the Santa Barbara Jazz Society, The Martinez Brother and many others. While growing up in Hialeah, Florida, Michael played for the Hialeah Marching Band, Miami Sound Wave Drum and Bugle Corp and the Wayne Cochran Church of Ministries. Michael was the Principal Performer for the National Association for Music Educators. Michael had a loving and kind heart, and was a man of faith. I am thankful for being blessed to have known him, love him and share him and his music with all the people who came into his life.

A short and sudden illness took him to the heavens, there he will share his kindness and music for all those who have proceeded him. He will be missed but will be kept alive through his music. Join us for a celebration of his life this Saturday, March 12, 2011 1:00 ~ for Memorial location please contact: Stephanie Torres (805) 705-2609. 26.2nana@gmail.com There will also be a special Music Scholarship fund set-up in his honor. For information about the fund contact: Janette Contreras at coastpe@yahoo.com on how to contribute to this worthy cause.

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Mike used to come into the 24hr restaurant I managed and hung out after playing gigs. That place would be a nuthouse after 2am, but he would help us keep the peace with his protective presence. He would come in unwind, and watch the "show", then leave at around 4:20 in the morning. Thanks for the memories Mike, we'll miss you.

Camm67 (anonymous profile)
March 10, 2011 at 10:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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