Bon Bon Vivant, the self-described “Indie-Gypsy Band” of New Orleans, will produce a live recording at the Old U.S. Mint next month. Comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Abigail Cosio, saxophonist Jeremy Kelly, drummer Ry D’Antonio, bassist Mike Robins, accordion and keys player Ryan Brown and backing vocalist Glori Cosio, Bon Bon Vivant has partnered with the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s record label, Gallatin Street Records. The live-recording event will include selections from the band’s Paint & Pageantry, interpretations of traditional jazz standards and newly created material.
The band will cover traditional songs like “Shout Sister Shout,” made famous by the Boswell Sisters. There will also be a so-called “hard-driving spin” on “St. James Infirmary Blues.” Cosio will also lead the band in recording original material including “The Bones,” recalling the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras that was originally performed at the Red Beans and Rick Parade; “Odetta,” a song about long-lost love and redemption; “USOS,” a gypsy-jazz influenced ode to New Orleans’ ability to live life on its own terms; and “Hell or High Water,” an uptempo number about standing your ground and chasing your destiny no matter what the consequences.
Bon Bon Vivant’s live recording at the New Orleans Jazz Museum (the Old U.S. Mint) takes place Friday, November 3 from 8p.m. to 9:30p.m. Tickets are $10.50, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint. Concert goers may sign up for a complimentary copy of the CD when it is released in March of 2018.