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NOON CONCERT SERIES: Max Perkoff Jazz Trio

Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley

Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley NOON CONCERT SERIES: Max Perkoff Jazz Trio

1. Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
2. Israel - John Carisi
3. Walking In Jaffa - Max Perkoff
4. The Chant - Si Perkoff
5. Creole Love Call - Duke Ellington
6. I Thought About You - Jimmy Van Heusen & Johnny Mercer
7. Eternal Triangle - Sonny Stitt
8. On My Mind and In My Heart - Tom Shader
9. Blues for Dr. King - Max Perkoff
10. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Joe Zawinul

MAX PERKOFF, trombonist, pianist, composer. "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.

Max has performed at Yoshi's in Oakland & San Francisco, The Herbst Theatre and Jazz At Pearl's in San Francisco, 142 Throckmorton and The Sweetwater in Mill Valley, and many other SF Bay Area venues.Touring has included Jazz At Lincoln Center, The Iridium, The Triad, La Mama Theater, The Encore, The Metropolitan Room, and other New York City venues; as well as clubs in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Reno, Nevada.

Extensive sideman work has included jazz, cabaret, rock & pop performance with Lou Christie, John Cippolina, Chris Clark, Linda Clifford, Terese Genecco, Jon Hendricks, Dan Hicks, Harold Jones Big Band, Linda Kosut, Johnny Mathis, Sherri Payne, Bobby Rydell, Cami Thompson & The Cosmopolitans, Mike Vax, and Kenny Washington.

SI PERKOFF, pianist; composer. "Si Perkoff is a pianist's senses an immersion in the Monkian realm that is unusually and profoundly deep;" - Chuck Berg, Univ. of Kansas. Si was born July 25, 1937, in St. Louis, MO. At the age of seven he started classical piano lessons (1944-51), and then studied keyboard harmony (jazz) with Hall Overton 1957-58. Since the early 1960s he has been a performing pianist on the Bay Area Jazz scene, beginning with two years as house pianist at the legendary Bop City. Through the years he has been a leader of combos featuring many of the finest local musicians: Paul Breslin, Frank Passantino, Puzz Firth, Vince Lateano, Tony Johnson, Steve Mitchell, George Marsh, Mel Martin, Gerry Gilmore, Al Molino, Noel Jewkes; and a sideman in groups with national stars of Jazz music: Art Pepper, Buddy Collette, Pepper Adams, Frank Rehak, Julien Priester, Harry Sweets Edison, Roswell Rudd.

TOM SHADER, bassist. Tom has been playing full time professionally since 1970, most of his real education came “on the job”. He considers himself to be incredibly lucky to work with extremely talented mentors, including pianist Bob Lucas, percussionist Vince Delgado, and musician Mimi Spenser. He has performed, toured, and recorded with Max and Si many times for several decades. Tom has performed with dozens of nationally known musicians, including Steve Allen, Michael Buble', Henry Mancini, Zakir Hussein, Grover Washington Jr., Peter Yarrow, and Jesse Colin Young