Bon Bon Vivant is partnering with the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s record label, Gallatin Street Records, with a recorded live performance at the museum. Selections from the band’s album Paint & Pageantry were showcased; a cover of the classic “Shout Sister Shout,” famously sung by the Boswell Sisters, a gypsy jazz favorite “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,” and many original songs were featured.
The first single off the album is “The Jazz Axe Man of New Orleans,” inspired by the true story of the city’s most notorious serial killer. “The Bones” narrates the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras, first performed at the Red Beans and Rice Parade. In fact, all the tracks resemble a thoughtful storyline: in “Gone Gone Gone,” a woman saves her man from being shanghaied by murdering his abductor, and in “Saints and Sinners,” God and the Devil mull over the fact that man has abandoned them as they converse at a New Orleans bar.
Bon Bon Vivant is a Indie-Gypsy/New Orleans Jazz-band. Playing original gypsy jazz, dark ballads and rowdy uptempo swing/dance music. The music is full of revelry, bawdy blues and busted bar room salvation, from swing and cabaret, to sentimental ballads.
The band is available for festivals, theatre/venue performances, and private events.