Steven Bernstein

trumpeter | bandleader | composer | arranger

The official website of composer and slide trumpet master Steven Bernstein - bandleader of Millennial Territory Orchestra, Sex Mob, Diaspora Projects and many more.


Steven Bernstein's Universal Melody Brass Band is an all-star group featuring long time musical cohorts including Billy Martin, Marcus Rojas, Curtis Fowlkes, Frank London, Oscar Noriega, Matt Darriau, and Art Baron, among others. Steven Bernstein has been writing arrangements for over 30 years, for both his own projects and legendary musicians such as Marriane Faithfull, Roswell Rudd, Rufus Wainwright, Bill Frisell, Elton John and Levon Helm.

This project includes original compositions but also pulls from his vast library of arrangements ranging from Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Nino Rota, Sly Stone, Allen Toussaint to The Band, and much more. Each of the musicians is a band leader and virtuoso improvisor in their own right - expect that this combination of two trumpets, two trombones, two saxophones, tuba and drums will be a sound like no other!