Max Ridgway studied guitar with Jon Damian at Berklee College of Music, graduating in 1990, Summa Cum Laude. He holds a Masters degree in Music Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he currently teaches as an adjunct instructor. The Max Ridgway Trio formed in 1993 with Max Ridgway on guitar, Richard Martin playing bass, Tony Swafford on drums. The trio performed that year at the 1993 Jazz in June festival in Norman, Oklahoma. Since that time they have appeared at a variety of venues in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa area, including Tulsa International Mayfest, the Norman Music Festival, the OKC Festival of the Arts, Live Music on the Canal, the Post Oak Jazz Festival, and the Oklahoma State Fair. The Max Ridgway Trio plays the original jazz compositions of Max Ridgway and has recorded several CDs together, the most recent of which, Deep Memory Scan is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.