GALLERY: Award Ceremony ConcertsMONTREUX Recording Session

Freeman Group Under the Stars Concert - Olney MD

Ambassadors of Big Band Music Award Ceremony - August 2, 2007

Ben Rip plus Logo

Ben Grisafi - Vice President of the Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame in West Palm Beach, FL, introduces Dr. Rip Rice and the Olney Big Band as the very first certified Ambassadors of Big Band Music.


Dr. Rip Rice accepts the award on behalf of the Olney Big Band.









Brad ben and DaveBrad Bawek and Dave Schumer are recognized by Ben Grisafi for their efforts in perpetuating Big Band music.








trombonesThe trombones let it slide.










Jill RythmJill Sandler thrills the crowd as the rythm section lends support.









Dennis JohnsonGuest artist, Dennis Johnson gets things swinging.









Rip and BenRip and Ben splitting fours.










Murray Green

Murray Green cools it off with Lushabye.









Sue VasakasSue Vazakas heats it back up with her solo.









Dave and WaltDave Schumer finds the show in the saxophone section as entertaining as Walt Frazier's trombone solo.








Jeff SummersJeff Summers gets it started with his Bunny Berriganesque solo.








Photos - Laurie DeWitta / The Gazette