Sex Mob Plays San Francisco
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Steven Bernstein
Steven Bernstein Fest

Sex Mob

Plays San Francisco

APR 23–26 | Steven Bernstein Fest

Apr 24, 2020
Joe Henderson Lab
FriApr 24
7:00 PM

$25

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FriApr 24
8:30 PM

$25

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Trumpeter Steven Bernstein’s second night with his long-running band Sex Mob presents a brand new, exclusive set focused on the rich trove of music to have emerged from the Bay Area. The Berkeley native salutes his first home with this tribute, featuring music ranging from the 60s rock and soul of the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Santana and Jefferson Airplane to the jazz of Cal Tjader and John Handy.

ABOUT STEVEN BERNSTEIN
A master of the previously obscure slide trumpet, Berkeley-born Steven Bernstein is a fearless improviser, composer and arranger whose résumé includes collaboration with Bill Frisell, Levon Helm, Lou Reed, Linda Ronstadt, Henry Butler, and Allen Toussaint. He leads the cinematically inspired band Sex Mob, the Millennial Territory Orchestra – an ensemble rooted in the territory bands of the 1920s and 30s, and the Butler-Bernstein Hot 9 devoted to the early jazz of Fats Waller and Jelly Roll Morton.

ABOUT STEVEN BERNSTEIN

Recently celebrating its twentieth year, the quartet has honed a singular sound marked by high-energy, protean group improvisation and rollicking grooves unlike any other band on the planet. Originally formed for a weekly residency at New York’s Knitting Factory, they’ve earned a devoted fan base with boisterous deconstructions of tunes by a shaggy menagerie of pop acts, from Abba and James Brown to Prince and Elvis Presley, and released nine superlative albums for the Ropeadope, Columbia, Rex, Thirsty Ear, and Royal Potato labels.

It doesn't get earthier than Sexmob...What matters is the fact that it catches the spirit, that infectious yet elusive Sexmob vibe.

JazzTimes

It doesn't get earthier than Sexmob...What matters is the fact that it catches the spirit, that infectious yet elusive Sexmob vibe.

JazzTimes

Personnel

Steven Bernstein trumpet & slide trumpet
Briggan Krauss baritone & soprano saxophone
Tony Scherr bass
Kenny Wollesen drums

The band Sexmob specializes in a distinct strain of deconstructionist improvised music: jazz that aims at fun by bouncing off the walls.

NPR Music

Personnel

Steven Bernstein trumpet & slide trumpet
Briggan Krauss baritone & soprano saxophone
Tony Scherr bass
Kenny Wollesen drums

The band Sexmob specializes in a distinct strain of deconstructionist improvised music: jazz that aims at fun by bouncing off the walls.

NPR Music

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