Personalities | Steven Bernstein | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Trumpet, composer, arranger, b. 1961)

A member of several populist-experimental-fun jazz bands since the late 1980s (including Hieroglyphics Ensemble, Kamakazi Ground Crew, Lounge Lizards, Spanish Fly, Sex Mob and the Millennial Territory Orchestra), Bernstein continues to perform on slide trumpet (or soprano trombone), cornet and other standard brass instruments, and to compose and arrange film soundtracks. His projects include adaptations of Jewish folk and liturgical themes with Cuban mambo and New Orleans R&B rhythms.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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