The 46th Annual Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp was held at the beautiful Birchwood Manor in Whippany, New Jersey on the first Sunday in March 2015. Presented by the New Jersey Jazz Society, four fabulous bands were scheduled to perform for five hours of dancing and listening pleasure. Under the huge chandeliers on the spacious floor, dancers twisted and swirled, while the musicians generated pure joy. Unfortunately, because of the unseasonal snowfall causing terrible traffic conditions, one of the bands could not get to the venue, but Michael Hashim's Big Time ably filled their time slot. The weather interfered with a number of people being able to attend, but those who were there seemed to have the most wonderful time!
Performing for us: Gordon Au and the Grand St. Stompers Tamar Korn, vocals Gordon Au, trumpet Dennis Lichtman, clarinet Matt Musselman, trombone Nick Russo, banjo/guitar George Rush, bass Rob Garcia, drums
Professor Cunningham and His Old School Adrian Cunningham, Clarinet/sax/vocals Joe Boga, trumpet Robert Edwards, trombone Conal Fowkes, piano Andy Stein, reeds Daniel Foose, bass Paul Wells, drums
Michael Hashim's Big Time Michael Hashim, alto and soprano saxophones Bill Easley, tenor and clarinet Charlie Caranicas, trumpet David Gibson, trombone Michael Howell, guitar Steve Einerson, piano Kelly Friesen, bass Steve Little, drums Tamar Korn, vocals