CORINA BARTRA – “OCEAN MUNDI” (Brazilian vocal grooves).
DALE BRUNING – “THANKS FOR THE MEMORY…JIM HALL” (Guitarist, paying tribute to the guitar legend).
PATRICK BUTLER – “SOUND PINNACLE” (Guitarist, leading an octet, doing contemporary grooves).
CHRIS CORTEZ – “TOP SECRET” (Guitarist, with a nice mix of jazz tunes and old and new standards).
GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA – “SWING MAKES YOU HAPPY!” (Big band swing, mostly vocal).
CYNTHIA FELTON – “SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME” (Female vocalist, paying tribute to Nancy Wilson).
YUKO ITO – “O CANTADOR” (More Brazilian vocal grooves).
ERIC JOHNSON / MIKE STERN – “ECLECTIC” (As the title implies, everything from blues to progressive).
ROBERT JOSPE EXPRESS – “CLASSICS/DOIN’ IT UP” (Double disc set of contemporary takes).
ART LILLARD’S HEAVENLY BIG BAND – “CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS” (Vocal big band album, with standards and originals).
SAL LOZANO – “EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE GREAT” (Saxophonist, leading a big band, performing the songs of Tom Kubis).
RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA – “BIRD CALLS” (Saxophonist, leading quintet, honoring bird with progressive originals).
LAUREN MECCIA – “INSIDE YOUR EYES” (Female vocalist, performing mostly standards).
LISA PARROTT – “ROUND TRIP” (Saxophonist, leading a quintet, performing mostly originals).
LEONARD PATTON – “A BEAUTIFUL DAY” (Local singer, backed by heavyweights, performing originals and standards).
JEREMY PELT – “TALES, MUSINGS AND OTHER REVERIES” (Trumpeter, leading a double-drum quintet, performing mostly originals).
RENAUD PENANT TRIO – “I WANT TO BE HAPPY” (Drummer, leading a trio, in a collection of straight-ahead standards and jazz tunes).
DENIA RIDLEY & THE MARC DEVINE TRIO – “AFTERGLOW” (Female vocalist, with mostly standards and some jazz tunes).
DAVID ROITSTEIN-LARRY KOONSE – “CONVERSATIONS” (Piano/guitar duet, straight-ahead originals, and a couple of others).
CHARLES RUGGIERO – “BOOM BANG, BOOM BANG!” (Drummer, leading a quartet, with electric piano, doing straight-ahead tunes with one vocal track).
BOB SHIMIZU – “LET’S GET TOGETHER” (Guitarist, leading a variety of ensembles, with a mix of jazz tunes and old and new standards).
JIM SNIDERO – “MAIN STREET” (Alto saxophonist, leading a quartet, with a mix of originals and others, paying tribute to different American locales).
MELISSA STYLIANOU – “NO REGRETS” (Female vocalist, with a mix of jazz tunes and standards).
BRIAN SWARTZ & THE GNU SEXTET – “PORTRAITURE” (Trumpeter, leading the group in all straight-ahead originals).
THE SWISS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA – “FUTURE STEPS” (Big band, with special guests, doing mostly compositions by the band’s leader Fritz Renold).
JOANNE TATHAM – “OUT OF MY DREAMS” (Female vocalist, with a mix of jazz tunes and standards).
KATIE THIROUX – “INTRODUCING KATIE THIROUX” (Female bassist/vocalist, performing straight-ahead).
MANUEL VALERA, SR. – “RECUERDOS” (Saxophonist, leading a quintet, doing Latin tinged originals).