(pic 1) Mrs. B thanks the hundreds of visitors who warmly received her as she sold Bellson items at the Power Wrist Builders booth. Items included Louie Bellson Big Band Charts, Bellson signature PWB Sticks, Drum Art, Drum T's, and the latest Drum Wife/Mom T-shirts (designed by Mrs. B).
(pic 2) Bellson Commemorative Snare, anyone?
(pic 3) Formal presentation of this stunning oil painting of Louie Bellson by renowned drummer & artist Michael Del Priore, to Mrs. B. She plans eventual donation to museums in Bellson’s native Illinois, and, one day ... the Smithsonian! (more to come) www.DelPriorePortraits.com.
Misc. Notes: Unfortunately, Lennie Dimuzio and Ed Shaughnessy were unable to attend, due to illness. Also, Mrs. B was very saddened to learn of the passings of several of Louie’s colleagues, incl. Neal Graham and Herb Brochstein.