Steven Bernstein's MTO West
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CANCELED: Steven Bernstein's MTO West

APR 23–26 | Steven Bernstein Fest

Apr 25 - Apr 26, 2020
Joe Henderson Lab

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ALL SFJAZZ SHOWS AND EVENTS CANCELED THROUGH AUGUST 16

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2019–20 Season, including all shows and education events that were previously scheduled from March 11–May 31, the 38th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, which was scheduled from June 9–21, and Summer Sessions 2020 which was scheduled from July 9–August 16.

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“When the time comes, Bernstein clicks an invisible switch and the band pops into semi-flawless unison. At that point, you might imagine yourself in Harlem in 1929,” says the Village Voice about trumpeter Steven Bernstein’s expansive Millennial Territory Orchestra, an ensemble inspired by the pre-swing era territory bands that crisscrossed the country in the 1920s and 1930s.

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

Loose, rambunctious, and fun with an irreverent take-no-prisoners approach, the MTO grapples with tunes ranging from Basie and Mingus to Prince and the Grateful Dead to an entire album devoted to the funk of Sly and the Family Stone on 2011’s MTO Plays Sly. Returning after last year’s sold-out debut of his MTO material, the New York-based Berkeley High alum pays homage to his early years by presenting this decidedly local version of MTO featuring a host of Bay Area jazz luminaries including Howard Wiley, Ben Goldberg, Jeff Cressman, and more.

A vibrant big band piloted by slide-trumpet virtuoso Steven Bernstein, [who] marries hot-jazz horns with fat backbeats to yield a riotously anachronistic party soundtrack.

Time Out New York

A vibrant big band piloted by slide-trumpet virtuoso Steven Bernstein, [who] marries hot-jazz horns with fat backbeats to yield a riotously anachronistic party soundtrack.

Time Out New York

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