Max Wendt plays the saxophones in the band. He's played with various twin cities jazz groups, including the Things quartet with fellow Auto Body alumni Jim Guckenberg. Max has also played with Tina And The B-Sides and Vic Volare. Max played a gig with the Tommy Dorsey big band, but he's not supposed to admit that, as it would reveal the fact that it was a pick-up band that night and not the real thing. Once he ALMOST played in the Green Bay Packers' sideline band.
Max went to the Lawrence Conservatory of Music in Appleton Wisconsin (where he DID play a concert with Charlie Haden) and received degrees in saxophone performance with an emphasis in jazz and music education. He now has a day job as a mad scientist.
Max, his wife Laura, and their daughter Julia live with Moses (the black lab who used to pace the fence) and Kobe (the Shepard mix who Moses makes pace the fence for him).