Max Bolleman

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Max Bolleman (born 1944 in Venlo, Netherlands) is a Dutch jazz drummer, audio engineer, and record producer.[1]


Bolleman grew up in Amsterdam. At 15, he started playing drums. He worked with Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Bud Powell, Curtis Fuller, René Thomas, Clifford Jordan, Joe Farrell, and Don Byas.

Bolleman started a recording studio named Studio 44 in Monster, the Netherlands.[2] Gerry Teekens chose him to record Warne Marsh for Criss Cross Jazz.[3] He also recorded Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, and McCoy Tyner.[3] He worked with Rudy Van Gelder to record the Timeless All Stars.[3] Bollmen divided his time between audio engineering and optometry.[3]

After more than 25 years Bolleman closed his Monster studio and began recording at his home in Belgium. In 1989 he received the Export Award from the Dutch government.


  1. ^ "Muziekencyclopedie - Max Bolleman" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  2. ^ "STUDIO 44". Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  3. ^ a b c d Hovan, C. Andrew (11 April 2019). "Sounds: Inside Stories of Jazz Studio Sessions By Famed Recording Engineer Max Bolleman". All About Jazz. Retrieved 9 July 2019.