GENE ARGEL – “LUMINESCENT” (Saxophonist, leading a quartet, with an interesting collection of originals, jazz tunes and standards).
PASCAL BOKAR – “GUITAR BALAFONICS” (Guitarist, leading a variety of ensembles in jazz tunes, standards and originals).
JOSHUA BRUNEAU SEPTET – “BRIGHT IDEA” (Trumpeter, with a straight-ahead collection of tunes).
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ANNE BURNELL – “SUMMER DAYS & DREAMY NIGHTS” (Female vocalist, performing old and new standards and a couple of originals).
MATT CRISCUOLO – “HEADIN’ OUT” (Alto saxophonist, performing an edgy collection of jazz tunes).
JAMIE CULLUM – “INTERLUDE” (Male vocalist, with a jazzy collection of standards and others).
STEVE FEIERABEND SF BOPTET – “STORYTELLER” (Former local saxophonist, with a straight-ahead collection of mostly originals).
DUANE EUBANKS – “THINGS OF THAT PARTICULAR NATURE” (Trumpeter, leading a sextet, performing straight-ahead originals).
HILARY GARDNER – “THE GREAT CITY” (Female vocalist, with a straight-ahead collection of old and new standards).
AARON GOLDBERG – “THE NOW” (Pianist, leading a trio, performing straight-ahead originals).
SAX GORDON – “IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS” (Saxophonist, leading an organ trio, performing mostly standards).
ALLAN HARRIS – “BLACK BAR JUKEBOX” (Male vocalist, with a nice, straight-ahead mix of tunes).
ART HIRAHARA – “LIBATIONS & MEDITATIONS” (Pianist, leading a trio, in an edgy set of mostly originals).
JUSTIN KAUFLIN – “DEDICATION” (Pianist, leading a trio/quartet, in straight-ahead originals).
TED KOOSHIAN – “CLOWNS WILL BE ARRIVING” (Pianist, leading a variety of ensembles in his usual collection of old TV themes, standards and originals).
JOHN MILLS TIMES TEN – “CAFFEINE DREAMS” (Straight-ahead big band originals).
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS ONE O’CLOCK LAB BAND – “LAB 2014” (Great college band, performing a diverse collection of charts).
BRIAN PARESCHI – “AND THE BP EXPRESS” (Trumpeter, leading a nonet, performing straight-ahead grooves).
MARCUS PARSLEY – “SUNDAY STROLLIN’” (Trumpeter, leading a quintet, with a straight-ahead mix of tunes).
SASHA’S BLOC – “HEART ON FIRE” (Big band vocal session, featuring several vocalists).
MARC SEALES – “AMERCIAN SONGS, VOL.3: PLACE AND TIME” (Keyboardist, leading a quartet in a collection of new standards).
KENNY SHANKER – “ACTION CITY” (Saxophonist, leading a variety of ensembles, performing edgy originals).
LYN STANLEY – “POTIONS – FROM THE 50’S” (Female vocalist, with a collection of 50’s standards).
JOHNNY SUMMERS – “THE PIANO SESSIONS-VOLUME ONE” (Male vocalist/trumpeter, with a straight-ahead mix of tunes).
MANUEL VALERA AND NEW CUBAN EXPRESS – “IN MOTION” (More jazzy with a Latin undertone).
CHIP WHITE – “FAMILY DEDICATIONS AND MORE” (Percussionist, with a straight-ahead collection of originals, accompanying disc of original poetry).
PAUL YONEMURA – “REUNION TRIOS” (Drummer, leading 3 different trios, in a collection of jazz tunes and standards).