“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 . . . ” —Village Voice
Tearing into witty and funky new arrangements of little-known jazz nuggets from the 1920s and ‘30s, as well as radically transforming songs by artists such as Prince and the Beatles, Steven Bernstein (Grammy-nominated composer/Sex Mob trumpeter) leads an improvisational nine-piece outfit playing irreverent 21st-century jazz. The band is consistently praised for uniting sexy grooves spanning a century of music—from Don Redman to Sly Stone to the present—with free jazz abandon. Featuring Matt Munisteri (guitar), Ben Allison (bass), Charlie Burnham (violin), Ben Perowsky (drums), Erik Lawrence (reeds), Doug Wieselman (reeds), Peter Apfelbaum (reeds), Clark Gayton (trombone), and Bernstein (trumpet, slide trumpet). Copresented with the Northrop Jazz Season.
The 7 pm performance will be broadcast live by: KFAI “Radio Without Boundaries” (90.3/106.7FM)