Max Perkoff Music Services offers Solo Piano or Keyboards as well as groups of up to 6 performers, with or without a vocalist. I have been performing for private events of all types since 1976. I have played with The Harry James Orchestra, The Gene Krupa Band, and currently with Harold Jones & His Bossmen (H. Jones is the drummer for Tony Bennett, and previously played with Count Basie), and Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. I have also performed with pop/rock artists Johnny Mathis, Bobby Rydell, Lou Christie, John Cippolina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Sherri Payne, Chris Clark, Linda Clifford, and recorded with Mario Cippolina (bassist for Huey Lewis and The News).
Performance venues include Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford. V Sattui Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, and many more wineries in the Napa Valley. In San Francisco: The Palace Hotel, The Mark Hopkins Hotel, The Fairmont Hotel, The Presidio Officer's Club, and dozens more. The Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. Many private homes throughout the SF Bay Area.
Groups of 1 to 6 can perform Classical, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Latin Jazz, R & B, 1950's, '60s, 70's Pop. All selections are tailored to your preferences. All our work is guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, I will provide a 100% refund. It is my pleasure to play for your event. The fee includes all requests, and as much communication as you like to assure just the right musical accompaniment to your special occasion.
Here is a sample of Private Event, Public Concert, & Recording Reviews:
"The Max Perkoff Band is a tight outfit. They lean into each other, read emotion and movement, and come up with a cohesive musicality that evolves in several styles. At the outset they find their reckoning in a bop beat in “New Life.” The tune is enough to make one salivate for more and the band does not disappoint....Perkoff shows his lyrical side on the piano as well, his notes flowing with gentle, rippling passion." - Jerry D'Souza,
"Perkoff is influenced by J.J. Johnson and is a chordal-based bop soloist at heart, but his improvisations are unpredictable and are free of clichés. He held his own with Roswell Rudd in his previous record Monk’s Bones, and he excels with his modern mainstream quartet. "Infinite Search" should result in Max Perkoff becoming better known and rated high among modern jazz trombonists." - Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene
"Max Perkoff favors a fairly straightforward tone; the integrity of his lines is what counts." - Kevin Whitehead, "Fresh Air" on National Public Radio.
• “We love your style at our annual Champagne Party!” Susan, San Francisco.
• ”Thank you for making our wedding at Auberge du Soleil such a perfect and blissful affair!! You helped set the mood for such a magical evening. Thanks for everything!” Lisa and Andrew, Los Angeles
• Dear Max
On behalf of the Mill Valley Art Commission, we would like to thank you for participating in the recent Concerts on the Plaza series. These popular concerts, held for the fifth year this past August, are anticipated with great delight by the community and we try to provide only top-quality entertainment. Your Group certainly fit this category and wa enjoyed by all who attended.
Once again, many thanks!
Denise S. Partida, coordinator - Art Commission
Ann Segal, Chairperson, Art Commission
• “I was planning an outdoor party on the beautiful back deck of my cousin's house to celebrate my husband's fiftieth birthday. I wanted one extra special thing to make the party unforgettable, so I hired Max and his band to play. It really did make the party amazing. They sounded fabulous and professional. Everyone at the party loved that we had live music, and that it sounded so great!” Amy, Mill Valley.
• Dear Max:
Thank you for your participation in the Marin County Fair earlier this month. The Ben & Jerry's Stage is one of the highlights of the Fair, allowing performance opportunities for Marin groups and regional performers in a variety of genres. We at Marin Arts Council always enjoy putting the stage schedule together and we're thrilled that you could be a part of it this year.
It was a pleasure to hear you and your dad together on stage. The audience response was one of the strongest I saw out there. Thanks also for noting the Career Development Grant you received from Marin Arts Council. Please pass along our thanks to Si for the wonderful performance. - Lance Walker, Marin Arts Council July 11, 2008