How We got Started
In early 2005, Gus Wedemeyer collected some of the best swing and jazz musicians he knew to do a benefit dance.
The gig was a huge success and the group had such a good time they decided to stay together. Gus named the group 3 O’Clock Jump in tribute to tunes made famous by Count Basie (1 O’Clock Jump) and Harry James (2 O’Clock Jump).
3OJ is a classic Big Band configuration of 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, and a 3 man rhythm section with male and female vocalists.
Led by Gus, here is the lineup!
- Mike Wilson
- Michael Wirgler
- Tony Gallardo
- John Axzon
- Steve Leathers
- Adrienne Chambers (featured on French Horn)
- Lee Siegel
- Ed Rosenbaum
- Domingo Cariaga
- Eddie Catihanan
- Richard Conway
- Sam Lind
- Bill Swanson, Drums
- Len Rogers, Piano, Accordian and Vocals
- Rod Verette, Bass
- Laura Brady, Vocals and Piano