My band is an instrumental quartet: Trombone, guitar, bass, & drums. We play jazz standards like "As Time Goes By," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Take The A' Train," & "Round Midnight," as well as classic early R&B like "What's Goin' On," & "I Heard It Through The Grapevine." Whenever a client wishes, I can add a vocalist. we have performed at many well-known California wineries, hotels, resorts, and concert venues, including Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, San Francisco Performances At Six, Yoshi's in Oakland, Jazz At Pearls in San Francisco, and many more.
I am also a professional pianist, so my group can be a trio, duo, or just solo piano. An electric keyboard is available if a venue has no piano. My web site has many audio and video clips of all the different combinations, so enjoy!
"His tone and facility are of the first order, and he deserves a place among the trombone elite." - John Gilbert,
"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.