It was a big time at WMSE’s 2nd Annual Big Band Grandstand with Dewey Gill, presented by Jenny and Bob Hillis in honor of Bob and Genie Friedman. Headlining the event was Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses who kept the crowd on their feet and swinging to the beat. This gala and silent auction was held to raise money for the upkeep and digitization of the WMSE jazz library which streams 24 hours / 7 days a week. The library has over 10,000 pieces and includes: CDs, 33s, 45s and 78s. It is WMSE’s mission to keep jazz alive in the Milwaukee market. Thanks for coming out and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Pictured L- R: Sunday Morning Big Band Show Host Dewey Gill, trombone player – Phil Clevinger, Music Director – Erin Wolf, sax player- Marco Palos, Development Director Jay Burseth, Louis Prima Jr., Volunteer Coordinator- Chris DeMay, Promotions Director – Sid McCain, Event Coordinator – Justin Bittenbender, Underwriting Director – Ryan Aschebrook, Station General Manager – Tom Crawford, Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer at Direct Supply and WMSE Advisor – Bob Klein.
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