CCM’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band welcome guest artist and guest composer Steven Bernstein for a concert that is guaranteed to be “Shaken, Not Stirred” at 007 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium.

“Special agents” from CCM’s award-winning Lighting Design program will help present this evening of James Bond film music with a dynamic and colorful twist. Scott Belck and Dominic Marino conduct.

“Shaken, Not Stirred” features Bernstein’s adaptations of composer John Barry’s iconic and legendary James Bond film scores. Barry, who died in January 2011 at the age of 77, scored 11 James Bond films between 1963 and ’87. He composed a number of other highly acclaimed film scores, including those for Dances with Wolves and Out of Africa, both Grammy Award winners.

Bernstein joins CCM’s Big Bands on slide trumpet to present this exciting program. Although James Bond “only lives twice,” this program will be presented for one night only. Tickets are on sale now.

Guest artist and composer Steven Bernstein joins CCM's jazz ensembles on Sunday, March 10.

Guest artist and composer Steven Bernstein joins CCM’s jazz ensembles on Sunday, March 10.

About Steven Bernstein
Steven Bernstein is a trumpeter/slide trumpeter, bandleader, arranger and composer who lives outside of musical convention. He has released four critically acclaimed albums: Diaspora SoulDiaspora Blues (featuring the Sam Rivers trio), Diaspora Hollywood and Diaspora Suite. All four are on John Zorn’s Tzadik label.

Bernstein was the musical director for I’m Your Man, a documentary on Leonard Cohen that focuses on a tribute concert held at the Sydney Opera house, released by Lions Gate films in spring 2006. He was the musical director for the live sequences in the 2009 Bill Withers documentary Still Bill. Other DVD releases include Solos, originally a Canadian Television program featuring solo performances by musicians including Andrew Hill, Joe Lovano and John Scofield, as well as Lou Reed’s Berlin (directed by Julian Schnabel) and Levon Helm Ramble at The Ryman. Bernstein was also the subject of a feature titled “Creative Spaces” on NPR’s All Things Considered and was interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR in 2002.

Since November 2004, Bernstein has been a member of the Levon Helm Band, playing at the Midnight Rambles at the late Levon Helm’s home in Woodstock. Bernstein wrote horn arrangements for Helm’s Grammy-winning 2009 recording Electric Dirt, as well as Bill Frissel’s Grammy-winning 2004 recording Unspeakable. Other arranging credits include Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, Marianne Faithfull, Elton John and Marvin Pontiac. Bernstein’s work as a composer includes the documentaries Keep the River On Your Right and Balloonhat; Nickelodeon’s hit TV showThe Backyardigans, which brought him an ANNIE nomination for his score to “International Super Spy”; live scores to silent Laurel & Hardy films; theatre scores for Mae West’s Sex and Trouble in Paradise; dance pieces for Alvin Ailey, Body Vox, the Donald Byrd Dance Company, the Flying Karamazov Brothers and the San Francisco Ballet; as well as commercial jingles.

Bernstein has played trumpet with a diverse group of artists including My Morning Jacket, Linda Ronstadt, David Murray, David Berger, Digable Planets, Sting, Medeski Martin and Wood, Courtney Love, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Don Byron and Mocean Worker.

Performance Time
7 p.m. Sunday, March 10

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets are $12 for general audiences, $6 for non-UC students. UC student tickets are FREE. Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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