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Wednesday Night Live – King Perkoff Band and McKinley Moore
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm| $15
Doors open 7PM | Show starts at 8PM
$15 Online | $20 Box Office and Phone
Front Row Table $140
4 Seats Per Table ($35 per seat)
The saxophonist Ben “King” Perkoff was born in 1953 in Santa Monica, California -what he does with his exceptional feeling for tradition and music makes him the “Honker and Shouter” of Berlin.
Either with his own band or other bands: He plays artistically in a very personal manner with distinctive signs of emotion and melancholy, inspired by his strongest influences King Curtis, JR. Walker, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane.
The “King” has played with Boz Scaggs, Paul Butterfield, Robert Cray, Big Mama Thorton, Big Joe Turner, Albert Collins, Maria Muldaur, Nick Gravenites, John Cipollina, Nicky Hopkins, Huey Lewis, Mary Wells, Elvin Bishop, Mike Bloomfield, Luther Tucker, Little Johnny Taylor etc.; on the King’s CD “Sax Serenade” he recorded a dazzling blues, “Mister J”, dedicated to John Coltrane, with the late, great, “all-world” saxophonist Joe Henderson as guest. He has played in Berlin with Roger & the Evolution, Eb Davis Band, Blue Bayou Band, Nick Katzman, Guitar Crusher, Rudy Stevenson, Steve “Big Man” Clayton, Boogie Radio, Professor Washboard etc.
The “King” recorded another CD, “Let’s Stay Together” at the Saloon in San Francisco featuring his uncle Simon Perkoff on keyboards and his cousin Max Perkoff on trombone. The “King” recorded a third CD, “Blue Fun” with his Berlin band featuring Rudy Stevenson on guitar.
Ben “King” Perkoff plays his own compositions as well as Blues and Jazz standards. His brilliant playing on tenor, alto and the seldom played sopranino saxophone is complemented by his flute playing.
The ancient Rhythm and Blues ritual “walking the bar” that Ben “King” Perkoff resurrects must be seen as well as heard, and along with the legendary “Texas Tenor Saxophone” sound that he plays it is truly an experience.
Performing a special Tribute to Otis Redding i.e. “The Super Otis Show” 50th year Celebration Tour, of the Great Otis Redding. McKinley Moore, a must see live and up close. McKinley Moore’s searing, jaw dropping live performances recreating that Sweet Soul Music updated ‘2000’s style