Max Viana was born in Rio de Janeiro, January 1973. He is a singer, compositor and guitar Brazilian player. Between his musical influences are the rhythm of jazz, soul, black music, MPB (popular Brazilian music) and flamenco. Max Viana is Djavan's son. Djavan is very well known Brazilian musician. Max left University which he was studying Economics to start studying music at Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles where he got classes with the great guitar player Scott Henderson.