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.
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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
Mill Valley, CA
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
12 Years classroom teaching experience. k-13 Instrumental Music Teaching Credential, San Francisco
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.