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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.

A stimulating ride with fascinating surprises around every corner, Infinite Search provides testimony to Perkoff's range as a trombonist and a pianist and to the skill of his crackling, extremely versatile band. Perkoff's trombone sound is bright, vital, and full of invention, and his piano work is supple and alive. The Max Perkoff group is an incendiary ensemble of high-test players including guitarist Randy Vincent, bassist Sam Bevan and drummer Paul van Wageningen. The artists interact with an empathetic, group-first sensibility that lends the music an intimate, heartfelt depth. Comprised entirely of originals, Infinite Search also admirably presents Max Perkoff, composer.

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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

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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.



Album Infinite Search by Max Perkoff

Infinite Search

Self Produced

New Life

New Life

Max Perkoff
Infinite Search


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