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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
1985
Maynard Ferguson and the MF Band
1986 Ramsey Lewis Trio
1987 Hank Crawford Quartet
1988 Les McCann Trio
1989 Randy Brecker Group
1990 New Orleans All Stars
Delfeayo Marsalis, Trombone
Donald Harrison, Saxophone
Marlon Jordon, Trumpet
Cyrus Chestnut, Piano
1991 The Max Roach Quartet
1992 The Frank Morgan Duo
1993 Freddie Hubbard, Trumpet
1994 Donald Byrd, Trumpet
1995 B Sharp Quartet
1996 The Louie Bellson Quintet
1997 The Stanley Turrentine Quintet
1998 The Wallace Roney Quintet
1999 Kirk Whalum Quintet
2000 Ramsey Lewis Trio
2001 Russsell Thomas Quntet
Irvin Mayfield, Trumpet
2002 The Terence Blanchard Group
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
2005 The Michael Brecker Quartet
2006 Benny Golson, Saxophone
Rashaan Carter, Bass
Carl Allen, Drums
Mike Ledonne, Piano
2007 Joe Lovano Quartet
with
Esperanza Spalding, Bass
2008 Roy Hargrove
2009 Esperanza Spalding, Bass
Terry Lyne Carrington, Drums
Grace Kelly, Alto Saxophone
Dee Dee Bridgwater, Vocals
Geri Allen, Piano
2010 McCoy Tyner, Piano
Gary Bartz, Saxophone
Gerald Cannon, Bass
Eric Gravatt, Drums
2011 Nicholas Payton, Trumpet
Robert Hurst, Bass
Lawrence Fields, Keyboard
Karrien Riggins, Drums
2012 Russell Malone, Guitar
Mulgrew Miller, Piano
Terri Lyne Carrington, Drums
Tineke Postma, Saxophones
Ed Howard, Bass
2013 Antonio Hart, Alto Sax
Carmen Lundy, Vocals
James Genus, Bass
Nir Felder, Guitar
Patrice Rushen, Piano
Terri Lyne Carrington, Drums
2014 Arturo Sandoval Sextet
with
Ed Calle, Saxophone
2015 Ron Carter's
"Golden Striker Trio"
with
Ron Carter, Bass
Russell Malone, Guitar
Donald Vega, Piano
2016 Branford Marsalis
2017 Ramsey Lewis