Jimmy Vivino serves as the Music Director on the TBS late night show CONAN. Vivino has been a consistent element in O’Brien’s late night career, starting with the first episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien in September 1993. In June of 2008 Vivino moved from New York to Los Angeles and worked as Music Director/guitarist/arranger on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,The Legally Prohibited from Being on Television Tour and currently leads Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band on CONAN. In addition to his solo work, Vivino plays with the successful Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux. Vivino has also recorded and played live with such legends as Johnnie Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm and Al Kooper. Earlier in his career Jimmy got his start producing playing and arranging for such artists as Phoebe Snow, Laura Nyro, John Sebastian and Donald Fagen. “I’m just a Bluesman with a pretty good job.”
Jesse Williams (Bass) has performed almost 10,000 shows worldwide, from CBGB’s to The NOLA Jazz Fest, backing up Al Kooper, Duke Robillard, Johnny A. A musical chameleon, JW is a first call freelancer who plays everything from trad jazz with New Black Eagle Jazz Band, to jazz rock with Julien Kasper. He’s backed: Bucky Pizarelli, Maria Muldaur, Johnnie Johnson, Ruth Brown, Jay McShann, Jimmy McGriff, John Hammond, Percy Sledge, Jay Geils, Susan Tedeschi, Charles Neville, Jimmy Vivino, Elan Trottman, Henry Butler
Mark Teixeira (Drums) has recorded and performed with a host of Blues and American music greats. Including playing on couple of Grammy nominated albums as a member of The Duke Robillard Band. A partial list includes Al Kooper’s Funky Faculty, The Rekooperators (fronted by Jimmy Vivino and Al Kooper), Little Milton, Ruth Brown, Johnny Johnson, James Harmon, Billy Boy Arnold, Kim Wilson, Jimmy McGriff, Joe Louis Walker, John Hammond, Scott Hamilton, Otis Clay, Roomful Of Blues, Rick Danko and now this great new Band with Jimmy and Bassist extraordinaire Jesse Williams… Jimmy Vivino and the BlueSoul Rockers!