Sari Max to perform cabaret at The Silo
Updated 12:30 am, Sunday, July 21, 2013
The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford will present a cabaret with Sari Max July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Max, accompanied by singer/pianist Daryl Sherman, bassist Boots Maleson and trumpeter Lew Soloff, will perform her newest cabaret act, "Noisy Joy to the Bonehouse Blues," a collection of original songs based on her life's story.
As a singer and professional musical clown, she entertains at celebrities' private bashes, major corporate events and nonprofit fundraisers.
A Washington resident, Max is co-vice president of the Friends of Washington Music. In addition, she is a workshop leader and music, acting, and multimedia teacher for all ages.
She is working on a documentary on the life and work of her late husband, Harry Kranner Fiss, "Remember His Spirit," the title of a poem written by her son, Ben.
A mainstay of Manhattan nightlife, Sherman has received international acclaim for a 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria. She played Cole Porter's Steinway and has headlined the annual Cole Porter Festival.
Maleson has been one of the top in-demand bassists in New York City for more than 30 years, and has played in the big bands of Harry James, Jimmy Dorsey, Bob Alexander, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, as well as in orchestras for several Broadway shows.
Soloff, a fixture on the New York jazz scene, eased into the East Coast world of trend-setting musicians in the mid-1960s, including Maynard Ferguson and the band Blood, Sweat and Tears.
He is known for his interpretations of standards and improvisations on an original composition.
Max's "Noisy Joy" CD is available for purchase at www.sarimax.biz.
Tickets are $35. Patron tickets, which include reserved seating, are $100.