Sexmob & Friends celebrate Robert Hite
Live from The Falcon Outdoor Stage!
RESERVE YOUR TABLE
Performance at 6pm and 8pm
No tickets. No cover. Donations encouraged!
SUPPORT LIVING ARTISTS!
PROTOCOLS FOR STAFF & PATRONS
– Outdoor dining service and hours are weather dependent.
– Indoor restrooms will be accessible.
– Please reserve your table, as space is limited
– Standing room is not allowed at this time.
– The Falcon’s Outdoor Beer Garden must maintain social distancing parameters. All tables to be six feet apart.
– Both staff and customers must wear face coverings when not seated.
Sexmob & Friends honor their friend, artist Robert Hite, whose artwork matured on its own, pushed only by his lifelong allegiance to the idealism of true human rights and increased equality among all peoples….
Steven Bernstein: Slide trumpet
Tony Scherr: Bass
Kenny Wollesen: Drums
…and Friends to be announced!
Born in New York City’s downtown scene during the 1990s, legendary band Sexmob is a quartet of blisteringly talented, boundary-pushing musicians who play wholly reimagined hits from all corners of popular music. You might recognize the tune, but we guarantee you’ve never heard them like this before!
For twenty years years, Sexmob has continued to redefine jazz, while being part of it. There is already a generation of young musicians inspired by their recordings and legendary live performances. As each member of Sexmob evolves in their own projects, new sounds are are folded into their “big tent”.
Sexmob began merely as a setting to feature the slide trumpet of leader Steven Bernstein, but has grown into a band with a much larger mission: to put the fun back in jazz music. After assembling the band, Sexmob began a residency at the Knitting Factory, playing predominantly originals written by Bernstein.
During an evening of film music, the crowd went crazy for the “James Bond Theme”. Bernstein realized that the audience was much more attuned to their playing when they recognized the tune. The band expanded their songbook to include songs by Prince, the Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones, and even the “Macarena” found its way into a set. The rule – the song had to have a strong enough melody to withstand serious deconstruction!
Bernstein said in Jazz Asylum, “I realize that’s what jazz musicians have always done. That’s how Lester Young got popular; it’s how Charlie Parker got popular; it’s how Miles Davis got popular; that’s how John Coltrane got popular. They played the songs that everyone knew. And because listeners could recognize the song, they were invited into those players’ new style.”
Bernstein’s on-stage antics and the band’s amazing musicianship are the focal points. They never rehearse. They never have a set list. Things are constantly fresh.