What a wonderful event! The New Jersey Jazz Society's 48th Annual Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp featured four fantastic bands: the Midiri Brothers, Peter and Will Anderson Quintet, Dan Levinson's Russell of Spring Band, and Professor Cunningham and his Old School (complete with clarinet jokes!).

Band Personnel were:
The Midiri Brothers:
Paul Midiri - drums
Joe Midiri - clarinet, sax, vocals
Danny Tobias - trumpet
Pat Mercuri - guitar
Jack Hegyi - bass
Peter and Will Anderson Quintet:
Peter Anderson - sax, clarinet
Will Anderson - sax, clarinet, flute
Adam Moezinia - guitar
Neal Miner - bass
Phil Stewart - drums
Dan Levinson's Russell of Spring Band:
Dan Levinson - sax, clarinet, vocals
Randy Reinhart - cornet
Harvey Tibbs - trombone
Molly Ryan - guitar, vocals
Mark Shane - piano
Brian Nalepka - bass
Kevin Dorn - drums
Professor Cunningham and his Old School:
Adrian "Professor" Cunningham - clarinet, sax, vocals
Jon Challoner - trumpet
Randy Reinhart - trombone
John Merrill - guitar
Oscar Perez - piano
Daniel Foose - bass
Paul Wells - drums

In the beautiful ballroom of the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ, dancers took to the floor as the bands' melodies energized their audience. Hot and cold buffet selections, and the cash bar, were enjoyed by many.
Next year's date has already been set: March 18th, 2018 - see you there!
For more information: njjs.org
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