“Sexmob is a collective ideal.” – NPR First Listen
Still thriving and evolving 27 years after its founding, the visionary quartet Sexmob continues to explode all preconceived notions of what an instrumental jazz band can be. Emerging from the Knitting Factory scene of the mid-90s, slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein, alto/baritone saxophonist Briggan Krauss, upright/electric bassist Tony Scherr, and drummer Kenny Wollesen have changed the game with their raw, improvisatory groove and swing, endlessly inventive arrangements, and uproarious sense of fun, exhibiting high musical standards while blithely blowing past all rigid boundaries of genre and taste. In essence, Bernstein and friends do what jazz musicians have done from the start, playing popular songs in their own transformative way. Their new offering, The Hard Way, was released in 2022.