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Charles Ellsworth Russell, much better known by his nickname Pee Wee Russell, (27 March 1906 - 15 February 1969) was a jazz musician. Early in his career he played clarinet and saxophones, but eventually focused solely on clarinet.

Russell was born in Maplewood, Missouri and grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In Muskogee about 1919 his father took young Ellsworth to a dance given by the then famous touring band The Louisiana Five featuring New Orleans jazz clarinetist Alcide Nunez. Russell was… read more

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  • Avatar for gremis
    my sweet Pee Wee
  • Avatar for RaulLipschitz
    his clarinet sounds like he used to hide it in a sand castle.....ha.....(i don't know what that means)..
  • Avatar for rompemonster
    two! pee wee's impulse record (Ask Me Now!) is not bad!
  • Avatar for zucchin
    poor pee wee has no shouts

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