New Jersey Jazz Society

2009 Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp

March 1, 2009 at the Birchwood Manor, Whippany, NJ

The 40th Annual Pee Wee Stomp presented five hours hot jazz by four veteran bands and a sextet of New Jersey university jazz studies students, who were awarded New Jersey Jazz Society scholarships at the event. The Stomp also featured presentation of the annual NJJS awards to “Musician of the Year” Warren Vaché and “Non-Musician of the Year” Orrin Keepnews.

Below are photos of the event taken by Jersey Jazz editor Tony Mottola. Click on a thumbnail to see the larger photo.

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Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

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Vince Giordano with Peter Yarin in background. Ken Salvo
Jim Fryer Randy Reinhart
The Nighthawks The Nighthawks
Vince Giordano Jon-Erik Kellso
Randy Reinhart Vince Giordano

 

Vince Giordano with Peter Yarin in background.

Vince Giordano with Peter Yarin in background.

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Warren Vaché Trio

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Warren Vaché
Vinnie Corrao
Warren Vaché
Warren Vaché
Gary Mazzaroppi

 

Warren Vaché

Warren Vaché

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Dan Levinson and the Swing Wing

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Jim Fryer Randy Reinhart
Dan Levinson
Dan Levinson Molly Ryan
Kevin Dorn Ted Gottsegan
Dan Levinson Dan Levinson and Swing Wing

 

Dan Levinson and Swing Wing

Dan Levinson and Swing Wing

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Danny Tobias Quintet

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Danny Tobias and Paul Midiri
l. to r., Danny Tobias, Paul Midiri, Ed Wise.
James Chirillo and Ed Lawler on drums.
Danny Tobias
Danny Tobias

Danny Tobias

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The Dancers

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2009 NJJS Award Winners

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Joe Lang presenting Peter Keepnews with the 2009 NJJS Non-Musician of the Year award on behalf of his father, Orrin Keepnews.
Joe Lang presenting Warren Vaché with the 2009 NJJS Musician of the Year award.
Joe Lang presenting Peter Keepnews with the 2009 NJJS Non-Musician of the Year award on behalf of his father, Orrin Keepnews.

Joe Lang presenting Peter Keepnews with the 2009 NJJS Non-Musician of the Year award on behalf of his father, Orrin Keepnews.