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

Happy New Year 2018!

Posted on January 7, 2018 at 12:05 AM

Happy New Year y'all! 

yes, 2017 was very dramatic, and god speed. I had a couple of new recordings in fall, Sarah Sharp won Black Fret major grant and we played at Paramount Theatre for Black Fret Ball, it was a great night. She is nominated for Austin Music Poll 2017-18 with 2categories right now, please visit  for voting for her!

On the other hand, my 'Masumi and the Gentlemen's residency at Lamberts ended the end of 2017, it had been goin on 6 years. I am very grateful. Thanks y'all!!

Swingin' in the Sanctuary with The Rich Harney Trio

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 1:40 AM


Rich Harney Trio

Friday April 22, 2016  8pm -10pm

First Presbyterian Church

8001 Mesa Drive

Austin, Texas 78731

$15/ door

Jazz Composer/ Pianist RICH HARNEY brings his swinging trio to the soulful space of First Presbyterian Church, celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month and playing tunes from his new CD Blue Soul and more!

~ With ~ Daniel Durham - doublebass  Masumi Jones - drums

Sound samples at


Rich Harney Trio live at KUTX Studio 1A

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Rich Harney trio will be performing live show on KUTX Sunday Morning Jazz this Sunday 2/28!! 

Program is 7am-10am, we will play around 9am-10am!!

Rich Harney piano

Daniel Durham bass

tunes from Rich's new album "Blue Soul"


Posted on December 7, 2015 at 9:50 AM


2015 is ending soon!! My annual December event is Tapestry Nutcracker show "Mice and Music" at the Rollins Theatre in the Long Center Performing Arts (tickets are all sold out already!!), then Vipers Desert tour to Terlingua TX (12/27-29)!!

Unfortunately, Vipers doesn't play at the Armadillo Bazeer stage on Xmas eve afternoon this year, 

Minor change is, I will be in Austin for count down to the new year!! Come down to the Eddie V's seafood restaurant 12/31, I will be playing with Jon Blondell trio 7pm-midnight, lets count down to 2016 together!!

AND, I got a spinet piano in my house!! It is very honky tonk now, I should get good well tuning soon, but I am thinking restarting Jazz at Noon online concert series from my house soon next year, stay tuned!!!!

Thank y'all for supporting me, I really appreciate all of you who are cheking my music, website, and coming down to my gigs!!!!!!!

Lamberts 10/8/15 canceled!

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 8:25 PM

So sorry, but Lamberts is located just across the ACL building, there is some event around there, so  Masumi and Gentlemen happy hour gig got canceled. I am so sad but traffic there will be very crazy, too, I guess......

Rich Harney's new album!!

Posted on September 4, 2015 at 9:40 AM

Rich Harney's new album is on the way!
I m guessing our next Elephant Room gig on Sunday November 22 (9:30pm-1:30am) might be the CD release concert! I m really excited about this album, sounds of course, but cover of CD will be so art, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Harney piano,
Daniel Durham bass,
Masumi Jones drums,

This picture is from photo session for this new album, silly one, so this is not actual photo for jacket, but I m using it for marketing purpose... HA!
Special thanks for Brenda Ladd for shooting awesome photo and the design of CD jacket!!!! 

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!!

Belate Happy New Year.....

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:35 PM

I had had really hard difficult new year day, and it had been hard whole through January till turning this amazing February!!

I don't want to tell details, but i had car spinning on the ice, speeding ticket, cut my wrist accidentally, got flu, and got stolen my identity by junk mail.... 

I fixed that car, went to hospital twice, taking diffensive driving course, set up all identity theft alerts for my SSN, bank info and EVERYTHING!! Anyway, I m totally safe and sound right now!! 

Slim is getting better, Jitterbug Vipers is staying strong, played at Paramount Theatre Austin 100 year anniversary event, and I am keeping Slim Richey Band, Jon Blondell Band, 35mm, Rich Harney trio, and subbed Wasabi Big Band so far in2015. 

AND, I am on the new Dell commercial, it just released 2/10, my first actress gig is such a global!!

In this weekend, I will have my band with special guests on this Saturday 2/21 at Brass House (115 San Jacinto Austin TX 78701), "Masumi and the Gents feat. Andre Hayward", with great singer Bree Bruns!! Sticky Lopes (Evan Arredondo) on bass and Carter Arrington on guitar, this will be a super band!

Then, I will sub great Austin top call drummer Scott Laningham on Manday 2/23 at Gallery, yes, I will play Church on Monday, woo hoo!! One of my favorite band in the world! Big thanks for Elias Haslanger!!

Jitterbug Vipers will be on SXSW official showcase in this year also, details will be later. I had all bad things happened in January already, I will have only happy great days in rest of 2015!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks everyone, love y'all!!!!

Happy Holidays!!

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 5:15 PM

2014 almost ends, I have a lot of gratitudes for everyone around me, y'all are just so awesome.

Jitterbug Vipers selected the best jazz band of 2013-14 of Austin Chronicle Music Award, I was celebrated as the best Austin local drummer in same award, Masumi and the Gentlemen got lined up in Austin Jazz Festival at the famous Back Yard in May, my song "My Cats" got recorded by great brazillian band "Mente Clara" for their second album lately, and personally I reunited with my first professional jazz band(Groovin' Girls) for the recording in Japan on July. This recording will be released sometime 2015, I am feeling that my new career starts globaly(since this group will be active at least on the 2 continents!!)

Thank y'all for all your support, and sorry for irregular broadcasting of LunchWithMasumi online live show. So many things are changing, it is really hard to keep up my own project. 

Have a happy holidays, wish y'all love and peace!!