Masumi Jones



Austin Jazz festival --- 5/25/2014 at 12:30pm!!

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 1:40 AM

"Masumi Jones" got listed on this big Austin Jazz Festival at the Backyard next Sunday 5/25/2014 at 12:30pm, a bit after noon, so I can still say Lunch with Masumi time!!

At first, I thought I got call for back band for the singer Courtney Sanchez, then I found out a week before, MY OWN BAND GOT LINED UP!! This is very special to me, this is the very first festival for Masumi and the Gentlemen. I did a lot of festivals in my life, but those were "sidemen gig", hired by band leaders. but this time, I got hired by Festival! Thank y'all so much for supporting me!

Please come down to this festival!! Details and ticket is here 


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!!

Masumi Jones Quartet at Elephant Room on Tuesday June 19th

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 11:05 PM

This is my birthday party gig. Please come down and hang out  with Masumi and the Gentlemen 4!!

Rich Harney on piano, Mark "Speedy"Gonzales on trombone, Pat Harris on bass. If you are musician, sit in with us!!

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!!

Relief for Japan disaster

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 5:50 PM

So sorry about these Japan disaster from the earthquake - tsunami - nuke - damege for the world......

My group Masumi and the Gentlemen from Jazz at Noon will perform for "Sushi Roll-a-thon to Benefit Japan Disaster Relief " by the Asian American chamber of commerce, donation through American Red Cross.


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 on the Asia Files

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 12:35 AM

We, Jazz at Noon project, got a great article and photos on the Web magagine called " The Asia Files" . please check this out!!


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!! 

My Cats

Posted on December 20, 2010 at 1:10 AM

I broadcasted online concert "Jazz at Noon" last Wednesday 12/15.

we played "Candy Store" which is the music you can listen at my homepage, one of Charlie Parker's blues and "My Cats" composed by Masumi Inaba --- me!!

I used to play free jazz a lot in N.Y. so, kind of free style tune. if you missed that show, check it out now!! 

Jazz at Noon

Posted on December 5, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Let's have lunch with Masumi and the Gentlemen's online concerts from home every Wednesday at noon on my website video page. Shows will start December 15th. We have a test broadcast coming Wednesday 8th at noon.


You can also watch shows and archive videos on my ustream channel

"Jazz at Noon --- Lunch with Masumi and the Gentlemen"


Tune in at:


Featuring comporser and pianist Rich Harney and bassist Pat Harris. We will also have guest players in the future!