ERIC ALEXANDER – “TOUCHING” (Saxophonist, leading a straight-ahead quartet in
a collection of standards and jazz tunes).
TINE BRUHN & JOHNNY O’NEAL – “NEARNESS” (Female vocalist, backed by
pianist, with sax on 4 tracks, doing the Great American Songbook).
RONDI CHARLESTON – “SIGNS OF LIFE” (Female vocalist, doing straight-ahead
originals and jazz tunes).
GIACOMO GATES – “MILES TONES” (Male vocalist, with another tribute album, this
time doing tunes by Miles Davis).
CLEAVE GUYTON, JR. – “INTRODUCING THE C.J. HEPTET” (Saxophonist/flutist,
doing straight-ahead originals and jazz tunes).
STAN KILLIAN – “EVOKE” (Saxophonist, leading a quintet, doing all straight-ahead
CORY WEEDS/BILL COON QUARTET – “WITH BENEFITS” (Saxophonist and
guitarist, leading a straight-ahead session of originals, jazz tunes and standards).
MARK WINKLER – “THE LAURA NYRO PROJECT” (Male vocalist, and Jazz Live
alumnus, paying tribute to one of the great songwriters of the 1960’s and 70’s).
DAVID WEISS – “VENTURE INWARD” (Trumpeter, leading a quintet, in a collection
of edgy versions of jazz tunes).
CRAIG WUEPPER – “LEAPS AND BOUNDS” (Drummer, leading an all-star quintet,
in a straight-ahead collection of mostly originals).
RENE YOXON & MARK FERGUSON – “HERE WE GO AGAIN” (Female vocalist
and pianist, doing all originals).