Guest at Noon 14 Mente Clara — 9/22/2014


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Guest at Noon is back on September 22nd!

We will have Mente Clara for the September guests, they were the last guests in April show, but this is the band you should listen in the summer anyway!

Owen Summers (keys),  Daniel Durham(bass),  Bob Marley-Saget-Owen Summers’ cat(keys), Jonathan McNutt(saxophone), Aaron Parks(drums), Bruno Vinezof(perc)

Mente Clara will head to New York in late September. They have three shows lined up:

Wednesday, September 24 - The Shrine (Harlem) 9 PM
Thursday, September 25 - Scholes Street Studio (Brooklyn) 8 PM
Friday, September 26 - Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center (Poughkeepsie) 7:30 PM

Advance tickets are available for the Brooklyn and Poughkeepsie shows. More details are available on the individual Facebook event pages or on our website.

Mente Clara official website

Please check them out!!

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Vipers at Noon 22 — 9/8/2014 at noon


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We are back finally!!!
We traveled New Orleans, Colorado, and I personally went to visit my family in Japan!!
Thank you for waiting us and tune in here again!!

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Austin Women Magazine

Austin Women Magazine

Th Jitterbug Vipers

The Jitterbug Vipers got featured in Austin Women Magazine June issue!! Please read this 5 pages of our interviews!!

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Sorry, couldn’t broadcast!!!

Internet speed here was not high enough, we couldn’t broadcast vipers at noon. But we made small video by phone.

so sorry!!!!!

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Vipers at Noon 21 from New Orleans — 6/9/2014 at noon

Jitterbug Vipers is on the New Orleans domination tour right now!
We just did WWOZ radio interview with studio live this evening 6:30-7pm on Sunday 6/8. We had really good time with Kathleen’s Swing Session, and then, We had the very first time venue gig in New Orleans at d.b.a. 10pm, I actually just got back to hotel from gig now!
A lot of people from here New Orleans, Austin, UK, and even Australia!! Some of them came out because they just heard us at WWOZ! Thanks Kathleen!!

We will have Vipers at Noon 21 from our great friends Neti’s house! I don’t think I can set up all gears, so it will be NOLA domination report.

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Austin Jazz Festival — 5/25/2014

Austin Jazz Festival 2014
will be on this Sunday at the Backyard in Bee Cave, actually it is my neighborhood!!

I ll be on the main stage 12:30-1pm with the great sax/flute player Alex Coke. Yes, we will perform winds/drums duo!! Please come on down!!

austin jazz festival 2014

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Funky at Noon 10 — 5/19/2014 at noon (CT US)

Finally we got 35mm on Funky at Noon May episode!! The one of producer/composer/arranger of this band 35mm is Fumihito Sugawara who is from Fukuyama (Hiroshima) Japan, we were living in same town when we were kids, never met each other till I moved in Austin TX! He started this project, 1960′s lounge/surf/spy music with Claude 9 McCan, they have been playing together years as the members of funky hip hop Band “Afrofreaque . Bassist Alan De Lion Uribe and I joined them, played on some tracks in the CD, and started gigging in clubs. I really like this band, I hope you like us, too!!

35mm

35mm Facebook page

35mm iTunes

Gettin’ Ready (35mm) was used on video “Camp Three”

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Vipers at Noon 20 — 5/12/2014


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Vipers at Noon 20 will be the NEW SONG premiere special show!!

Big thanks for the Toy Hearts, our great inspiring band in UK, they kindly helped Jitterbug Vipers UK domination tour last November-December, we couldn’t have such a great tour without their huge help!! We are seriously(inside joke, sorry for my EngRish)!!

One night Soph and Hanna took us to our gig, very far from Birmingham, on the way back, we made a song. We are so diva, got a lot of diva experience in our life. believe me. One of our diva experience came up and made this song, called

“Your girlfriend hates me”.

last week, Sarah found this song in her voice memo in cell phone, worked on putting chords on it with her UK imported husband, great guitarist Buffalo Speedway.  We played this one on Friday at Elephant Room, and on Sunday at Ztejas, actually 3 times(every set) at this venue. Both venues audience loved it!! So we will do it on this Vipers at Noon 20 show!!

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Guest at Noon 13 — 4/28/2014 at noon (US CT)

I have Mente Clara as the April guest band! This band is lead by composer/arranger/key/sax Owen Summers, my very very first friend in Austin TX since 2008. Here is about this band, from their website. Please go to Mente Clara official website for more details!

“Mente Clara was born out of a love for the music of Hermeto Pascoal and other Brazilian masters. They combine soaring melody with sophisticated harmony and the danceable rhythms of Northeastern Brazil. The band has developed a reputation for exciting live shows and brings that same energy to their debut record, Wanderlust, which will be released in May, 2014.  This is music for both the mind and the soul.

The band first came together for a session on a Sunday afternoon, after saxophonist/pianist Owen Summers and bassist Daniel Durham met and decided that there was no reason not to play Hermeto’s music. Drummer Aaron Parks and saxophonist Brian Donohoe were also there for that first session, as the band began to explore Hermeto’s music. As the group developed, they began to play more original compositions and were joined by saxophonist Jonathan McNutt and percussionist Bruno Vinezof.”

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No Funky at Noon today

So sorry, I m lazy not to have Funky at Noon for while so far. I wanna get 1960′s lounge movie band “35mm” — my project with Fumihito— on it regularly, but I couldn’t be able to put it all together yet. hopefully next month when Fumi comes back from Japan.

But next week, I have my really good friend Owen Summers and his band Mente Clara on Guest at noon 13! He is my very first friend in Austin TX, great musician. Mente Clara has their very first CD release in May! Please check their website for details!!

Mente Clara

guest at noon 13

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