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The Jitterbug Vipers got featured in Austin Women Magazine June issue!! Please read this 5 pages of our interviews!!
Internet speed here was not high enough, we couldn’t broadcast vipers at noon. But we made small video by phone.
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.
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!!
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 Facebook page
Gettin’ Ready (35mm) was used on video “Camp Three”
Live streaming video by Ustream
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!!
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.”
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!!
Live streaming video by Ustream
Jitterbug Vipers are continuing our “World Domination” much more strongly after being awarded as the best jazz band of the year at the Austin Chronicle Music Award 2013-14!
And the great news is, Francie Meaux Jeaux got her hip replacement surgery safely, had some rest, and came back to the stage!! “Brand New ASS to the People!!”
We will have one of our Viper Brother Paul Klemperer for this show, he will improvise music and some his original food with us!! Don’t miss this!
I had a big SXSW this year. I was listed around #8-9 last couple of years in the best dummer of the year in Austin, but I actually won the BEST DRUMMER OF THE YEAR in this time! Thank you so so so much for supporting me and voted to me, I really appreciate y’all!
And, the big news is, the Jitterbug Vipers won the best jazz band of the year, Slim Richey won the best electric guitar, Francie Meaux Jeaux won the best bassist, Sarah Sharp won #3 female singer, #3 producer, #6 song writer… we got listed higher than #6 for 12 categories. Totally because of y’all love, support and votes!!! Thank you so much! We got mentioned in Wall Street Journal SXSW article, and so many other medias I can’t remember anymore. (please check at www.jitterbugvipers.com)
And I hope our wave continue through this year to the next year, too!!!