MARY ANNE ANDERSON – “RENDEZVOUS” (Female vocalist, accompanied by guitarist Doug MacDonald performing a variety of tunes).
GERALD BECKETT – “THE MESSENGER” (Flutist, leading a variety of ensembles in a straight-ahead collection of originals and jazz tunes).
KRIS BERG METROPLEXITY BIG BAND – “TIME MANAGEMENT” (Bassist, leading a Dallas-based big band, doing straight-ahead charts).
GUITAR TRIO – “LIVE AT THE DEER HEAD INN” (Guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Laub and Walt Bibinger, doing straight-ahead standards).
PATRICE JEGOU – “SPEAK LOW” (Female vocalist, with many special guests and many different arrangements of a wide variety of material).
LOUIS PRIMA, JR. – “BLOW” (Trumpeter/vocalist, and son of the icon, doing material very much in his father’s style).
LENORE RAPHAEL – “LOVE NOTES: A TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON” (Pianist, leading a quartet, paying tribute to one of the greats).
NANCY REED & JOHN COATES, JR. – “LIVE AT THE DEER HEAD INN” (Vocalist and pianist, performing mostly standards).
LYNN RILEY AND THE WORLD-MIX – “SAY WHAT” (Saxophonist, with a mix of contemporary grooves and straight-ahead sounds).
KATHY SANBORN – “FANTASIA” (Female vocalist, doing Latin-tinged tunes).
DIANE SCHUUR – “I REMEMBER YOU” (Female vocalist, paying tribute to Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra, with songs made famous by them).
JIM STRANAHAN LITTLE BIG BAND – “MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND” (Large ensemble, with straight-ahead originals and jazz tunes).
ALLISON ADAMS TUCKER – “APRIL IN PARIS” (Local singer, with a mostly straight-ahead mix of tunes).
VARIOUS ARTISTS – “THE BRAZIL CONNECTION” (Jazz and pop tunes, with original vocals, re-imagined in a Brazilian style. Very well done).
BARBARA WEEN – “DETOUR AHEAD” (Female vocalist, backed by a variety of ensembles, doing a wide range of material).