NOVEMBER 6th 7:30 PM, BELL CENTRE, MONTREAL
The family of Leonard Cohen invites fans from around the world to join them, along with renowned musicians, the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Quebec in celebrating Cohen’s legacy for Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Nov. 6, 2017. Participating artists include Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass, k.d. lang, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers, Damien Rice, Sting, Patrick Watson, Steven Bernstein and Adam Cohen.
“My father left me with a list of instructions before he passed: ‘Put me in a pine box next to my mother and father. Have a small memorial for close friends and family in Los Angeles…and if you want a public event do it in Montreal,’” said singer-songwriter Adam Cohen “I see this concert as a fulfilment of my duties to my father that we gather in Montreal to ring the bells that still can ring.”
Music Director Steven Bernstein Leads an All-Star Lineup of New York Musicians with Special Guest Artists, Poets and Narrators
Featuring LISA FISCHER, HAL WILLNER, WILL HERMES & more
A Benefit to Support The Town Hall Foundation and the Town Hall Arts in Education Program
Revisiting the history of The Town Hall means exploring some of the most important social and musical events in New York City over the past century. And with the debut of The Town Hall Ensemble performing City Suite on October 22nd, audience members will share in some of the great moments and movements that occurred on this iconic stage. A newly-formed and rotating all-star collective directed by trumpeter, arranger and bandleader Steven Bernstein and featuring some of the best musicians in New York City, The Town Hall Ensemble will perform a concert suite celebrating social justice movements and historic music performances at the Town Hall. This benefit concert will support the Town Hall Foundation and the Town Hall Arts in Education program, including the new Town Hall Ensemble music outreach initiative, gearing up for the venue’s 100th anniversary in 2021.
Tickets and more information here.
"Sexmob, globetrotting stalwarts of NYC's downtown jazz scene led by trumpeter Steven Bernstein, performs their original score to Maciste All'inferno, a seminal work of the Italian silent era." This will happen at BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn! Thursday, July 27th | 7:30 | Brooklyn, NY
Sexmob w/ John Medeski at City Winery NYC on Wed, August 9th | 8PM
Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 at VAIL JAZZ Festival This July 13th | 6PM | Vail, CO
Aspen Art Museum July 14th | | 9PM | Aspen, CO
"The Big Easy comes to Caramoor when New Orleans pianist Henry Butler teams with trumpeter/arranger Steven Bernstein and The Hot 9 for a tour through the classic early songbooks of Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and many more... a scintillating set in which the earliest roots of jazz were transported to the age of 21st-century postmodernism.” ( Houston Press). Friday, July 28th | 8PM | NY
"UMS brings the Big Easy to Downtown Home & Garden with a season-opening event featuring Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9". Friday, Sept 8th | 8PM | Ann Arbor, MI
"And there's something a little garage bandy (ph) about Sexmob's vibe in a good way. Their new CD, "Cultural Capital," was recorded at a home studio and comes in a plain, brown cardboard sleeve. Brass man Steven Bernstein writes the catchy tunes which are peppered with dance beats from tango to Jamaican dub to Jewish wedding. They can play tight but also have gleefully rude side. Saxophonist Briggan Krauss is their go-to guy for that."
Listen/Read Kevin Whitehead's review here!
* Physical copies of Cultural Capital are available for sale exclusively at Downtown Music Gallery.
Steven Bernstein, multi-instrumentalist Peter Apfelbaum, and drummer Billy Martin, are taking the artistic reins of this important institution.
Read the whole article here!
* By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO, JUNE 26, 2017 on the New York Times
A revolutionary concert spanning jazz to concert music to hip hop and beyond! With Jaimeo Brown & Transcendence, Steven Bernstein & Sexmob featuring a live performance of Gil Scott-Heron's The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and the World Premier of Beats Per Revolution by electric violist Martha Mooke and beatboxing legend Rahzel with an all-star ensemble!
You can purchase your tickets here!
Sexmob West Coast Tour - April 2017
Thanks to all that came and made each night of the tour a success, we truly appreciate you!
I'll be back to NY this week at Nyack Library's Carnegie Concerts, here is the info:
Steven Bernstein & Friends'Rhythm, Blues & Jazz'
Steven Bernstein-Trumpet, Erik Lawrence-Saxophone, Will Bernard- Guitar, Don Falzone-Bass & Billy Martin- Drums.
An evening of music ranging from New Orleans to Kansas City tot he sublime Duke Ellington. Fun for all music lovers, and good for the body, ears and soul.
Reservations may be made by going to www.nyacklibrary.org/calendar.
A $10 Donation to The Friends of the Nyack Library is requested at the door.
Sexmob is on tour supporting the release of their new album "Cultural Capital"!
4/11 Oakland, CA Starline Social Club,
4/12 San Francisco, CA Doc's Lab,
4/14 Eugene, OR Whirled Pies Downtown,
4/15 Portland, OR Star Theater Portland &
4/16 Seattle, WA The Royal Room
more info & tickets here: http://bit.ly/SexmobWestCoast
Stoked to share with you that the release date for Sexmob's "Cultural Capital" is APRIL 14th!
This will be the First Sexmob Release Only Featuring Compositions by Leader/Slide Trumpeter Steven Bernstein.
We're happy to announce my Residency at NYC's The Stone. We'll start March 28th!
* Residency curated by Steven Bernstein / Greg Cohen / Jeremiah Cymerman / Wadada Leo Smith / Chuck Bettis
Diaspora Special Edition | Sexmob | Millennial Territory Orchestra | Spanish Fly | Blue Campfire | Universal Melody Brass Band
Featuring Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9 • Hosted by Buster Poindexter
FEATURING: Madeleine Peyroux • Raul Midon • Mercury Rev • Hal Willner • Carole Bufford • Basya Schechter • Terry Reid • Lee Fields
Visit the Town Hall page for more information.