February 14 to 16, 2018: The Porgy & Bess Jazz Club in Vienna (Austria) featured Pee Wee Ellis on three nights. On the first night it was Pee Wee Ellis with his Funk Assembly, the second night was dedicated to the great composers of Jazz and on the third night Pee Wee shared the stage with the BIG.MDW.BAND under the direction of Markus Geiselhart.
February 14: Pee Wee Ellis (ts), Gary Winters (tp), Tony Remy (g), Jason Rebello (p), Snow Owl (b), Guido May (dr)
February 15: 1st set: Pee Wee Ellis (ts) & Jason Rebello (p) Play Ellington • 2nd set: Pee Wee Ellis (ts), Alec Dankworth (b), Guido may (dr)
February 16: Pee Wee Ellis & BIG.MDW.BAND conducted by Markus Geiselhart • “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” • Pee Wee Ellis (ts), The BIG.MDW.BAND are: Markus Geiselhart (conductor), Paul Gritsch, Matthias Meister, Marc Hainzer, Eduard Bürstmayr, Florian Bauer: REEDS; Alex Valdés, Hermann Fiechtl, Manuel Prinz, Reinhold Gansch: TRUMPETS; Matthias Zeindlhofer, Markus Nentwich, Ferdinand Silberg: TROMBONES; Tobias Golser: TUBA; Manuel Schuster: GUITAR; Sebastian Schneider: PIANO; Julia Hofer: BASS; Michael Blassnig: DRUMS.
In advance of the three nights W24 produced this video. We have shared the clip from their official website, which is here.