ANTONIO ADOLFO – “FINAS MISTURAS” (Pianist, leading a variety of groups,
doing straight-ahead originals and jazz tunes).
AARON BAHR DECTET – “PROLOGUE” (Large ensemble, doing straight-ahead,
KENNY BLAKE FEATURING MARIA SHAHEEN – “GO WHERE THE ROAD
LEADS” (Sax player and female vocalist, doing straight-ahead songs by Peter Morley
STAN BOCK & THE NEW TRADITION – “FEELIN’ IT” (Trombonist, leading a
straight-ahead session of mostly originals).
JOE CLARK BIG BAND FEATURING JEFF HAMILTON – “LUSH” (Straight-ahead
big band with a mix of standards and originals).
YELENA ECKEMOFF – “GLASS SONG” (Piano trio, doing straight-ahead originals).
CHAMPIAN FULTON – “CHAMPIAN SINGS AND SWINGS” (Female vocalist,
doing straight-ahead versions of standards).
BRAD GOODE – “CHICAGO RED” (Trumpeter, leading an international band with an
eclectic mix of straight-ahead, contemporary and progressive).
GREG HATZA ORGANIZATION – “TO A NEW PLACE” (Organist, leading a quintet
in an eclectic mix of straight-ahead, funky and progressive).
DAVE LALAMA BIG BAND – “THE HOFSTRA PROJECT” (Straight-ahead big band
with a mix of standards, jazz tunes and originals).
JASON MARSALIS VIBES QUARTET – “IN A WORLD OF MALLETS”
(Percussionist, leading a quartet, doing all straight-ahead originals).
TANIA MARIA – “CANTO” (Brazilian vocalist/pianist, doing all Brazilian tunes).
“NILSON MATTA’S BLACK ORPHEUS” (Bassist, leading a variety of configurations
in Brazilian classics).
CHRIS McNULTY – “THE SONG THAT SINGS YOU HERE” (Female vocalist,
backed by some all-stars, with a mix of standards, jazz tunes and originals).
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS OF JAZZ – “BETTER THAN
ALRIGHT” (Faculty members, including Etienne Charles and Rodney Whitaker, doing
band originals, straight-ahead)
JACK MOUSE GROUP – “RANGE OF MOTION” (Drummer, leading a hard-groovin’,
if very edgy, session of all originals).
STEVE OWEN – “STAND UP EIGHT” (Big band session of mostly original material).
ROB PARTON BIG BAND – “WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN” (Straight-aheadd
standards, jazz tunes and originals).
BILL PETERSON TRIO – “RUBY DIAMOND” (Piano trio, paying tribute to the
DICK REYNOLDS – “MUSIC & FRIENDS” (Straight-ahead big band, doing all
“WOLF & CLARK EXPEDITION” (Pianist Michael and drummer Mike, joined by
bassist Chip Stephens, in a straight-ahead, somewhat edgy of originals, jazz tunes and