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Fri, Sep 27 2019 8:00 PM


Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra West

Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra West
Trumpeter/slide trumpeter, bandleader, arranger, and composer Steven Bernstein helps keep the New York music scene fun, fresh, and full of surprises. Bernstein’s nine-piece “little big band” Millennial Territory Orchestra is a delightful showcase of his witty, genre-crossing, and sometimes irreverent approach to writing and arranging music. The group performs early swing gems, songs by The Beatles, Don Redman, The Grateful Dead, Duke Ellington, Sly & the Family Stone, Prince, and originals—all reinterpreted with the feel of an early 20th Century dance band that was somehow exposed to nearly an extra century’s worth of contemporary musical ideas. You’ll recognize some of the songs, but you’ve never heard or felt them like this before.

In addition to MTO Steven Bernstein fronts Sexmob and leads the Town Hall Ensemble. He co-led Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9 with the great Henry Butler,and performs regularly with Little Feat and The Midnight Ramble Band. Over a distinguished 30-year career, he’s performed and arranged for the likes of Lou Reed, The Lounge Lizards, Sam Rivers, Levon Helm, U2, Marianne Faithfull and Bill Frisell among numerous others.

MTO West is the “West Coast” version of the Millennial Territory Orchestra, and features some of the Bay Area’s most accomplished musicians.

Steven Bernstein, trumpet, slide trumpet, arranger
Jenny Scheinman, violin
Ben Goldberg, clarinet
Howard Wiley, tenor & soprano saxophone
Rob Sudduth, baritone & soprano saxophone
Jeff Cressman trombone
John Schott guitar
Tony Scherr bass
Scott Amendola drums
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