508 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
For over fifteen years The New Orleans Jazz Vipers have been an institution of Swing music on Frenchmen Street, the jazz mecca of New Orleans.
The Jazz Vipers have been regarded by many as pioneers of the “Frenchmen Street Swing Renaissance.” With infectious rhythm, spirited horns, and a diverse line-up of vocals, they are all that is classic jazz and all that is New Orleans. Among other weekly shows, They were the first band to play the legendary Spotted Cat club and have performed their weekly gig at there for the last 16 years. They have been featured on the HBO show Treme playing their original tune “I Hope You’re Coming Back to New Orleans.”
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers have morphed and evolved considerably over the years. In its time the band has amassed an impressive roster of former and current members. World-class musicians such as Robert Snow, Tom Saunders, Linnzi Zaorski, Charlie Fardella, Bruce Brackman, Matt Rhody, Neti Vaan, Steve Yokum, Matt Perrine, St. Louis Slim, Dave Boswell and Wendell Brunious have all played in the band.
Trombonist Craig Klein put it best when describing the Jazz Viper experience, “You have to be there to feel the vibe. It’s like a dream. Young people dancing, smiling, having a good time- and it’s the music that gets them high. That’s why the fans are there. That’s why we, the musicians, are there. It’s our drug. The interaction of music, musicians, and the people loving it is magical.”