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Past Artists

Year Artist(s)
1981 Rutgers-Livingston Jazz Professors
Larry Ridley, Bass
Kenny Barron, Piano
Charles Rouse, Saxophone
Bill Fielder, Trumpet
Horace Arnold, Drums
1982 Clark Terry, Trumpet
1983 Slide Hampton, Trombone
1984 Bunkey Green, Saxophone
David Baker, Cello
Warrick Carter, Percussion
Maynard Ferguson and the MF Band
1986 Ramsey Lewis Trio
1987 Hank Crawford Quartet
1988 Les McCann Trio
1989 Randy Brecker Group
Randy Brecker, Trumpet
Dave Kikoski, Piano
Mark Egan, Bass
Danny Gotleib, Drums
1990 New Orleans All Stars
Delfeayo Marsalis, Trombone
Donald Harrison, Saxophone
Marlon Jordon, Trumpet
Cyrus Chestnut, Piano
1991 The Max Roach Quartet
Max Roach, Drums
Cecil Bridgewater, Trumpet
Odean Pope, Tenor Sax
Tyrone Brown, Bass
1992 The Frank Morgan Duo
Darrell Grant, Piano
1993 Freddie Hubbard, Trumpet
1994 Donald Byrd, Trumpet
1995 B Sharp Quartet
1996 The Louie Bellson Quintet
Louie Bellson, Percussion
Pete Christlieb, Tenor Sax
Art Hoyle, Trumpet
Willie Pickens, Piano
John Heard, Bass
1997 The Stanley Turrentine Quintet
1998 The Wallace Roney Quintet
w/Buster Williams, Bass
1999 Kirk Whalum Quintet
2000 Ramsey Lewis Trio
2001 Russsell Thomas Quntet
featuring, Irvin Mayfield, Trumpet
2002 The Terence Blanchard Group
w/Aaron Parks
2003 Jazz Legends
Curtis Fuller, Trombone
Mulgrew Miller, Piano
Jimmy Heath, Tenor Saxophone
Terri Lynn Carrington, Drums
Ray Drummond, Bass
Randy Brecker, Trumpet
2004 Yellowjackets
Russell Ferrante, Piano
Jimmy Haslip, Bass
Bob Mintzer, Saxophones, Bass Clarinet, EWI
Marcus Baylor, Drums
2005 The Michael Brecker Group
Joey Calderazzo, Piano
Chris Minh Doky, Bass
Jeff "Tain" Watts, Drums
2006 Benny Golson, Saxophone
Rashaan Carter, Bass
Carl Allen, Drums
Mike Ledonne, Piano
2007 Joe Lovano Quartet
w/Esperanza Spalding, Bass
2008 The Roy Hargrove Quintet
2009Terri Lyne Carrington's All Star Group
Terri Lyne Carrington, Drums
Geri Allen, Piano
Esperanza Spalding, Bass
Grace Kelly, Alto Saxophone
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Vocals - special guest
2010 McCoy Tyner Trio
McCoy Tyner, Piano
Gary Bartz, Saxophone - special guest
Gerald Cannon, Bass
Eric Gravatt, Drums
2011 Nicholas Payton Quartet
Nicholas Payton, Trumpet
Robert Hurst, Bass
Lawrence Fields, Keyboard
Karrien Riggins, Drums
2012 Gathering of Stars
Russell Malone, Guitar
Mulgrew Miller, Piano
Terri Lyne Carrington, Drums
Tineke Postma, Saxophones
Ed Howard, Bass
2013 All-Stars Sextet
Antonio Hart, Alto Sax
Carmen Lundy, Vocals
James Genus, Bass
Nir Felder, Guitar
Patrice Rushen, Piano
Terri Lyne Carrington, Drums
2014 Arturo Sandoval Sextet
w/Ed Calle, Saxophone
2015 Ron Carter's "Golden Striker Trio"
Ron Carter, Bass
Russell Malone, Guitar
Donald Vega, Piano
2016 Branford Marsalis Quartet
Branford Marsalis, Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Joey Calderazo, Piano
Eric Revis, Bass
Justin Faulkner, Drums
2017 Ramsey Lewis and His Electric Band
2018Chick Corea
2019Dee Dee Bridgewater Quartet
2022The Kenny Barron Trio