Texas Jazz Featured on Jazz at Noon Series
December 30, 2013 Austin, Tx
A live stream broadcast from Austin is giving music fans a great opportunity to see and hear what Texas Jazz is all about.
Berklee grad Masumi Jones is producing the monthly Jazz At Noon series and taking it worldwide via Ustream TV.
A recent episode included visiting multi instrumentalist /composer Alex Coke (Creative Opportunity Orchestra, Worthy Constituents, Willem Breuker Kollektief ), prolific post bop pianist composer Rich Harney (Gene Ramey, Carmen Bradford, Countenance,Worthy Constituents), bassist Evan “Sticky Lopez” Arredondo ( Arnett Cobb, Jimmy Ford, Tony Campise) with Masumi Jones (Austin Jazz Band, Masumi and the Gentlemen, Jitterbug Vipers) on drums.
The idea to produce an internet series came from Jones’ appreciation of Nickolodeon’s iCarly.
“I loved iCarly and wanted to do something like that with my friends who play music,” says Jones who lives in Austin’s Live Music Capital and tours with Tapestry Dance Company and The Jitterbug Vipers, whose recent CD “Phoebe’s Dream” is gathering acclaim.
“Masumi and The Gentleman grew out of rehearsals we began at Alex Coke’s studio before he moved back to Amsterdam. Rich Harney and i still have a monthly trio gig at Lambert’s in Austin with the project. The livestream allows us to really stretch out and play in a different way. I love it!” Jones adds.
When touring allows, the Jazz at Noon Series broadcasts live the first Monday of the month at 12pmCST from http://lunchwithmasumi.com and on the Jazz At Noon Ustream channel http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jazz-at-noon where each episode is archived for viewers to watch over lunch or anytime.
With 3,300 fans in the US, Europe, and Asia the rich history of Texas Jazz is finding its audience all over the world.