Our February issue of Jersey Jazz is out - do you have your copy?
Tickets for the 48th Annual Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp are on sale! We chose March 26th for this special event this year, so that the weather has much less of an effect. On the bandstand we’ll have the Midiri Brothers Quintet, Peter and Will Anderson Quintet, Dan Levinson’s Russell of Spring Band, and Professor Cunningham and his Old School – what a lineup! There will be a hot/cold buffet, a cash bar, and merchandise for sale (CDs, LPs, books, etc.). And don’t forget your dance shoes! Ticket prices are the same as last year – and if you reserve a table for 10, you will receive one free entrance
And how would you like to be one of the sponsors of the bands at the Pee Wee Stomp? We’d love to recognize your generous support in the program and here on our website - check your copy of Jersey Jazz for information!
Did you thoroughly enjoy the Chicken Fat Ball? What an event, featuring the music of Benny Goodman (played by Adrian Cunningham’s all-star group) and Django Reinhardt (played by Jason Anick and most of the members of the Rhythm Future Quartet, plus bassist Nicki Parrott and their “secret weapon”, 12-year-old guitarist Henry Acker of Boston, MA). Standing ovations are so great, aren’t they! If you weren’t able to attend, our cover story will help alleviate your disappointment.
The Marsalis family is fascinating. This month, Schaen Fox’s interviewee is trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis (pronounced DellFEEoh). His roots remain in his birthtown of New Orleans, and his promotion of jazz and theater through his Uptown Music Theater and his student education program Kidstown After School is wonderfully inspiring. Delfeayo’s taken his Uptown Jazz Orchestra to Africa, and they’ll be in New York at Dizzy’s in mid-February.
There are many other interesting pieces in this month’s issue, as well as ads for dozens of opportunities to enjoy live jazz in New Jersey and its surrounds. To receive your copy of the Jersey Jazz Journal, and to take advantage of other benefits including discount admission to events, become a member by clicking on the Membership tab above!