Max Perkoff

Born: May 28, 1962    Primary Instrument: Trombone

Max Perkoff

Infinite Search, the Max Perkoff Band, the brand new CD by the Max Perkoff Band, represents Max Perkoff's most compelling project to date. That's saying a lot, for as a trombonist, pianist, composer and bandleader, Max Perkoff is a musician of grace, depth and impressive achievement, with several striking recordings as a leader to his name, and a recent chart-busting collaboration with trombone great Roswell Rudd. Perkoff has impressive bloodlines, as well; he's the son of pianist Si Perkoff, one of the founding fathers of San Francisco bebop.

The Max Perkoff Band will celebrate the release of Infinite Search with a performance at Jazz at Pearl's on Thursday, April 12, 2007. Jazz at Pearl's ( is located at 256 Columbus Avenue in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach District. Shows are at 8:00 and 10:00 pm, with doors opening at 7:30....
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”Perkoff's effervescent personality did positively affect both his and his colleagues' playing. He's relaxed on the 'bone, has a nice tone and doesn't try to play 64 notes per measure.” --Phil Elwood, San Francisco Examiner

”...while playing piano, he exhibits the expertise and ease of a natural musician.” --Tom W. Kelly, San Francisco Bay Times

”Max Perkoff's Nights With Lady Day played Saturday night at Pacifica's Sanchez Concert Hall and from note one, the audience strolled back to the rhythms of Swing Era sweet while keeping their temperature in the hip and now.” --Jean Bartlett, Pacifica Tribune

1 2007: "Infinite Search - The Max Perkoff Band" "Long As You're Living" Linda Kosut & The Max Perkoff Band 2 2006: "Monk’s Bones” with special guest Roswell Rudd and Monk’s Music Trio. This CD reached #10 on the national jazz radio play list, and is currently on the Grammy nominating list. 3 2006: “Flute Vibes” Gerald Beckett. Summit Records. This CD reached #14 on the national jazz radio play list. 4 2005: “Amazing Space,” Duo with father Si Perkoff. 2005 5 2002: “” Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra. Summit Records. 6 2000: “Off The Ground,” The Max Perkoff Jazz Ensemble. 7 1999: "Upsurge! All Hands On Deck" Jazz Poetry Ensemble

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Mill Valley, CA

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12 Years classroom teaching experience. k-13 Instrumental Music Teaching Credential, San Francisco State University. 1993-98: Mill Valley School District, California. 1998-2001: Novato School District, California. Current: Private teaching studio + educational workshops in schools. Grants received from the Marin Arts Council & International Association of Jazz Educators. As a performer, I remain commited to educational projects with students worldwide.

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Featured recording “Infinite Search”

Infinite Search
Playground Records (2007)
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