Steven Bernstein is a trumpeter/slide trumpeter, bandleader, arranger, and composer who lives outside of musical convention. He has been collaborating with Hal Willner for over 10 years, on projects including Robert Altman's Kansas City, the Doc Pomus Project, and Lou Reed's The Raven. He has released three critically acclaimed cds - Diaspora Soul , Diaspora Blues and Diaspora Hollywood. His band Sex Mob has been together 10 years touring the world, and has had their music featured on MTV, Saturday Night Live and NPR. During his 10 years in John Lurie's Lounge Lizards he arranged the music for Get Shorty, Clay Pigeons, Fishing With John and many more film, television and commercial projects with Mr. Lurie. . As a composer he has scored the documentaries Keep the River On Your Right and Ballonhat, and dance pieces for Alvin Ailey, Body Vox, the Donald Byrd Dance Company, the Flying Karamazov Brothers and the San Francisco Ballet. Bernstein has played trumpet with a diverse group of artists including Sam Rivers, Linda Ronstadt, Roswell Rudd, Marianne Faithfull , Digable Planets, Sting, Courtney Love, Levon Helm, Don Byron and Marvin Pontiac.