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Jimmy Vivino

Biography

Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Jimmy Vivino provides enjoyed a high-visibility gig lately within the Potential Weinberg Seven on TV’s NIGHT TIME with Conan O’Brien. Vivino started his musical education on trumpet, a musical instrument his dad Jerome also performed; his first musical recollections are of his dad rotating Louis Armstrong and Roy Eldridge information at their house in Glen Rock and roll, N.J. By enough time he was in senior high school, he was playing business lead trumpet and organizing for big rings. After hearing maker/impresario Al Kooper play body organ with Blood, Perspiration & Tears, Vivino was influenced to begin with teaching himself body organ. He didn’t start playing acoustic guitar until 1978, learning with Joe Cinderella and jazz guitarist Jack port Wilkins. Provided his like for Louis Armstrong, he was normally attracted to blues — specifically, the music from the Paul Butterfield Blues Music group with guitarist Michael Bloomfield. In the past due ’70s and early ’80s, he could meet up with Muddy Waters on many events through his friend Brian Bisesi, who was simply an auxiliary guitarist when Waters was moving through the brand new Shirt/New York region. Allan Pepper, who owns New York’s IMPORTANT THING nightclub, took a dynamic fascination with Vivino’s career like a guitarist and arranger, and quickly Vivino discovered himself dealing with music artists as assorted as Phoebe Snow, Laura Nyro, Felix Cavaliere, and Dion. Vivino also used Jules Shear and Steve Holly in a fresh York group known as the Reckless Sleepers. After Al Kooper asked Vivino to put together a music group for his NY performances, mostly in the bottom Line, Vivino started associated him there, afterwards documenting with him over the MusicMasters/BMG albums Spirit of a guy and Rekooperation. Vivino afterwards began using Chuck Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson in 1990, even while honing his fingerpicking chops with John Sebastian’s J-Band. Since NIGHT TIME with Conan O’Brien started in 1992, Vivino continues to be a fundamental element of the Potential Weinberg Seven. He’d known Weinberg from a local R&B group, Killer Joe, which both had been an integral part of. Although he gets the advantage of a glamorous time job within the home music group for O’Brien’s present, he continues to be a humble pupil from the blues. When Vivino finally acquired the opportunity to record his very own record, it was not really a moment too early. Unlike a whole lot of even more seasoned music artists, Vivino is definitely ambitious, regarding himself in a variety of bands and tasks, learning just as much as could about several musical styles from the very best obtainable sources. And in addition, Vivino made a decision to record his debut record the old-fashioned method. He and his music group cut it in the area of two times, without rehearsing the materials forward and backward. This contributes an surroundings of spontaneity along with a live sense to accomplish What Today? (MusicMasters/BMG, 1997). He’s became a member of by his musical heroes, Al Kooper (who created the record) and bassist Harvey Brooks; guests on Perform What, Now? consist of previous Stevie Ray Vaughan keyboardist Reese Wynans, John Sebastian on harmonica, and Sam Bush on mandolin. When he’s not really taping displays with O’Brien, Vivino are available going out in New York’s blues night clubs at night, occasionally to sit down in, other instances just to sit down and listen.

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Full Name Jimmy Vivino
Profession Singer, Composer, Music Producer, Guitarist, Bandleader, Music Director
Education Glen Rock High School
Nationality American
Siblings Jerry Vivino, Floyd Vivino
Music Groups Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, The Fab Faux
Albums 13 Live
Movies Al Kooper and the Rekooperators
TV Shows The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Conan


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1 Brother of musician Jerry Vivino and actor/musician Floyd Vivino.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan TV Series music director - 13 episodes, 2015 - 2017 house band - 12 episodes, 2015 - 2017 musical director - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2011 musician - 4 episodes, 2010 - 2011
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien TV Series musical director - 6 episodes, 2009 - 2010 musician - 5 episodes, 2009 - 2010
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie musician - segment "Saturday TV Funhouse"
The Mark Twain Prize: Neil Simon 2006 TV Movie documentary musician: guitar
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse 2006 TV Special musician
Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Series musician - 1 episode
The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin 2005 TV Special documentary musician: guitar
Messengers 2004 music producer / musician: vocals and guitar
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special 2003 TV Special music arranger / co-musical director / musician: house band
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 1998 TV Movie associate music director / music arranger / musician: house band
George of the Jungle 1997 additional orchestrator
Late Night with Conan O'Brien TV Series arranger - 1 episode, 1996 associate music director - 1 episode, 1996
The First Wives Club 1996 orchestrator
Stuart Saves His Family 1995 additional orchestrator
Boys on the Side 1995 production music producer
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 assistant music supervisor
Heart and Souls 1993 additional orchestrator
Sister Act 1992 music coordinator / orchestrator: score
Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll 1988 TV Special musical director

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bewitched 2005 writer: "R.C.4" - as James Vivino
Messengers 2004 performer: "Come a Little Bit Closer" / producer: "Come a Little Bit Closer"
TV Funhouse TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 producer - 1 episode, 2001
Sister Act 1992 writer: "Bar Nun"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Triumph's Election Special 2016 2016 TV Movie
50 Years of NBC Late Night 2001 TV Special documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brass, Glass, & Steel: The Making of Arlen Roth's Slide Guitar Summit 2015 Documentary post-production Himself
Johnnie Be Good announced Himself
Conan 2010-2017 TV Series Himself - Musical Director / Himself - Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band / Himself - Band Leader / ...
Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield 2013 Documentary
Who Is Clinn Rippy? 2012 Documentary
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop 2011 Documentary Himself - The Legally Prohibited Band
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009-2010 TV Series Himself - The Tonight Show Band: Guitar / Himself - Musical Director / Himself - Bandleader
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-2009 TV Series Himself - Max Weinberg 7: Guitar / Himself - Max Weinberg 7 / Himself / ...
Late Show with David Letterman 2007 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special 2003 TV Special Himself (as The Max Weinberg 7)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 1998 TV Movie Himself (as The Max Weinberg 7)
Comic Relief VIII 1998 TV Special Himself (as The Max Weinberg 7)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog 2004 Video Himself (uncredited)

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#Quote
1 Walking into the Warner Brothers lot every day is like a dream come true. In our very studio they shot "Casablanca" and "The Goonies", and that's what I feel my life is like too - everything between "Casablanca" and "The Goonies"!
2 [on leading The Basic Cable Band on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien] We are here to entertain and we don't stop. Energy is the most important thing to keep the audience warmed up. You have to know how to read the audience. It's not about how great you play; it's the energy you give off and people understanding what you are playing. It's a process, and the hour goes by so quickly because we have so much fun.
3 My favorite is when somebody says we need a disco piece like something from the seventies. Man, I'm all over that! Disco was great - overblown strings, horns, guitars. It was this big bloated machine that sounds really great when I hear it now.


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