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Masumi Jones

Jazz Drummer

I had played with Slim Richey and the Jitterbug Vipers since 2009 till this summer 2015, featuring Sarah Sharp. This band won the best jazz band at Austin Chronicle Music Award 2013-14. Actually Slim Richey won the best electric guitarist, Francie Meaux Jeaux won the best bassist, I won the best drummer, and Sarah Sharp got listed in top #6 for CD producing, song writing, female vocal, many more .... We got listed in top 6 for 12 categories!

We toured around Oregon/Seattle, NY, LA, UK, and Music Festival at Albenga Italy. Our latest/last CD “Phoebe's Dream” had been on over 90 radio stations and we were featured on the NPR show called “Michael Feinstein's Song Travels” on January 2014, then replayed nationwide in spring 2015, too. Please check out this historical Band in the website for details, press, media articles like Down Beat Magazine, Wall street Journal, NPR show playback, Depressions, Austin Man Magazine..etc. Jitterbug Vipers Official Website

Now, after Texas legendary guitarist Slim Richey passed away 5/31/2015, Jitterbug Vipers got reformed. Bassist Francie Meaux Jeaux leads the band, great jazz singer Bree Bruns Romeo joined us. We are still keeping Austin weird and rocking with 1920's viper jazz!!

Our new band website is the Jitterbug Vipers Please come down to our gigs!!

Also I had played with Jeff Lofton, Alex Coke-Rich Harney band, Gaila Kennerly and Slim Richey band, Austin Jazz Band (big band), Austin Jazz Workshop, Corrina Rachel's Dream Land band, R.I.P. Snowball (shoegazer folkbilly rock), and many more... since I moved in Austin TX 2008.

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Phoebe's Dream

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