Masumi Jones



Rich Harney Tribute at St.James Jazz Fest

Posted on November 22, 2021 at 5:40 PM

It was beautiful and heartaching night.

here is the link for the recording of the show

Elias Haslanger on Sax

Andre Hayward on Trombone

Eddy Hobizal on Piano

Ryan Hagler on bass

Lunch With Masumi Archives uploading

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 5:55 PM

I just started uploading Jazz at Noon series to youtube today. 

I will put them in this website "Video" page, too. So please check them out when you have extra time!!

I m uploaded Jazz at Noon 55 now, Rich Harney said this one is well played!!

Rad Austin Magazine

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 9:45 AM

Jitterbug Vipers had a interview with Rad Austin Magazine, and it is on now!!

This is a great interview about history of Jitterbug Vipers. My part was kinda miss communication, some of words are different from what I meant, it is all about my language pronaunciation issue!!!

And sad news is I lost my LunchWithMasumi domain, and couple of issues with musicians (moved away, being sick, too busy....etc), so online show Jazz at Noon series ended. I will upload all the archives video in this website soon, so you can enjoy them again though!!

My first band Groovin' Girls (1995-2000) reunited last summer in Tokyo Japan, and recorded an album in 1&1/2 days, this recording will be release soon, I can't tell details yet, but it will be very fun year!!!! Thanks, and LOVE Y'ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy New Year 2014

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Happy New Year 2014!!!


Thank you so much for tuning in my Lunch With Masumi! Jazz at Noon started December 2010, so It has been 3 whole years! I couldn't keep every week live broadcasting because of my own busyness and there are many difficulty for making live show constantly, such like musician and crew's schedule, sudden sickness etc...


I was really busy with the Jitterbug Vipers last year, it started from the article on the Downbeat magazine September issue, new album "Phoebe's Dream" got really good review on it, big thanks for Mr. Michael Point, who sadly we lost last year also.. please please rest in peace my friend. We had a big CD release live at the One World Theater, thanks Mr. Burton Turner!


We had an Oregon Seattle tour in the summer, then we are invited to N.Y. for taping 1 hour NPR show "Song Travels by Michael Feinstein", which will be on air nationwide this January 21st. Then we played for the Hollywood Film Festival reception, and Hotel Cafe in LA. Then we toured UK and Italy for 12days! 7 straight nights in UK, started from London, everyday different city like Liverpool, New Castle, Birmingham... big big thanks for Sophia, Hanna and Mr. Johnson of the Toy Hearts, this awesome band introduced us in great UK! Then we played one night at Albenga Italy music festival, it was awesome, I loved loved loved this seashore town.


I just came home from annual Vipers desert ghost town new year's eve gig, it was at the resort "Lajitas" this time. We had a big blast. Thanks for everyone who supported us!


And I just got a great review about this Lunch with Masumi program, Jazz at Noon!! Same article in 2 net magazines, here is the links.


All About Jazz :


Jazz Corner :


Big thanks for my friend Nicki, she is really precious jazz lover, used to help me for sound in the show!


I ll start Jazz at Noon 2014 episodes from next Monday at noon, I really appreciate my gentlemen, especially Mr. Rich Harney and super sound man Mr. Daniel Flemming.


Thank y'all, Please keep tuning in here!!

UK/Italy tour

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 2:05 AM

I was busy touring with vipers and rehearsing with Tap dancers, I lately am lazy to make LunchWithMasumi online concerts on sorry, it was just difficult to manage time and casts, I m planning Jazz at Noon on November 25, just before UK/Italy tour. 

Jitterbug Vipers are coming to Europe soon, please check my calendar for details of tour. As a Harry Potter fan, I 'd like to go to Kings Cross station, but with everyone in one car on the tour, it won't be happen to me..



Roots Organics Oregon Tour!!

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 1:55 AM

September 11th (Wed) through 16 The Jitterbug Vipers will be playing in the Northwest,

September 11, 2013, Wednesday, 7 ‘til 10 PM, Aqua Serene 2836 W. 11th Ave. Eugene, OR Upstairs. Approx. 25 stairs. 541-968-6089

Refreshments available . Nice dance floor! Dress up or dress down, but bring your dancing shoes. Please party with us, donations to support a touring band, and strut your stuff!

September 12. 2013, noon ‘til 1 PM (one set), Coffee Plant Roaster Grand Opening (at Aqua Serene) 2836 W. 11th Ave. Eugene, OR Come party! Jitterbug Vipers Roots Organics Oregon Tour. No Cover.

September 12. 2013, Thursday, 2:40 PM. Jitterbug Vipers Radio in-studio: KLCC, Eugene, OR.

September 12, 2013, 7:30 - 10:00 PM Thursday, Jazz Station in Eugene, OR 124 W. Broadway Eugene, OR. $10 cover

September 14, 2013, Saturday, 9 PM. Alhambra Theater, The Jitterbug Vipers, 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 503-360-1450 . We’re opening for Charlotte Sometimes $8 ticket.

September 15, 2013, Sunday, The Jitterbug Vipers, House Concert, Seattle, WA. I think this one is sold out but if it turns out not to be, I’ll post how to get on it.

So, no Funky at Noon next Monday, so so sorry!!


Posted on September 25, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Finally, I up-graded my internet live show website

Program will re-start on Monday October 1st.

How different is newly up-dated lunchwithmasumi??

Now, I made 4 channels, you can all access them from

Every 1st Monday, Jazz at Noon channel presents live jazz concert by Masumi and the gentlemen.

Every 2nd Monday, Vipers at noon channel presents live swing jazz concert by the Jitterbug Vipers.

Every 3rd Monday, Funky at Noon channel presents live funky jazz jam by MJ and the funky dudes.

and Every 4th Monday, Guest at Noon channel presents live show by Masumi Bean and the Austin musicians, dancers and more!!

please check it out!!

Jazz at Noon is running!

Posted on May 12, 2011 at 1:50 AM

"Jazz at Noon, Lunch with Masumi and the Gentlemen's on-line live jazz concert" has been running great.

I had 2 special shows so far. One was with Alex Coke(sax), another was Mother's day week special with Sarah Sharp(vo), Tameca Jones(vo) and Shawnda Birch(vo).

And I will have Kat Edmonson(vo) next week May 18th. Bennett Wood(sax) on June 1st.

Then I will have a open live broadcasting show "Jazz at Noon, Lunch with Slim Richey and the Hidy Hidy Ho's" aka Jitterbug Vipers. I will broadcast show from my house --- usually we are shooting at Rich Harney's living room, cause there are great gland piano.

So if you wanna come to watch the show lively at the site, please contact to me for reservation at  no cover, there will be a pizza party (lunch with Masumi) and bring your own drinks. seats are limited. I will send out details for being a audience in the live show!!

Jazz at Noon official web site

Posted on March 3, 2011 at 1:45 AM

Jazz at Noon is in the brand new web site

We broadcasted show 9 with upgraded tools and HD settings today, but unfortunately we got technical problems, internet connection kept cut off, buzzing noize kept cut in, then we couldn't record whole show....

I was wearing Japanese kimono for Hinamatsuri --- momo no sekku (girls day), because Japan is 15 hours ahead of texas time, it was already 3/3, Hinamatsuri day.

please check out new site!!

Masumi and the Gentlemen off-air live show!

Posted on January 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Masumi and the Gentlemen hosts website jazz concert "Jazz at Noon" from December 2010.

We proudly presents off-air live show at the Lamberts(2F stage of restaurant, 2nd st & Guadalupe in downtown Austin TX) every Thursday from February!! please come down!!