1979 Chicago Jazz Festival

              Monday, August 27, 1979Chicago Jazz Panorama I

Jazz Members Big Band

directed by Steve Jensen, trumpet, and Jeff Lindberg, trombone/ Johnny Board, tenor sax

Don DeMicheal-Chuck Hedges Swingtet

 with Don DeMicheal, vibes; Chuck Hedges, clarinet/

John Frigo Quartet

with Johnny Frigo, violin/ Rick Frigo, drums

Fred Anderson Quintet

with Fred Anderson, tenor sax/ Bill Brimfield, trumpet; Hamid Drake, drums

Lonnie Brooks Blues Band

Lonnie Brooks, guitar, vocals/

Wilbur Campbell’s Vibe-Rations II

with Wilbur Campbell, drums/ Carl Leukaufe, Emmanuel Cranshaw, vibes; Jodie Christian, piano

Little Brother Montgomery and the State Street Ramblers with Edith Wilson

with Little Brother Montgomery, piano, vocals; Edith Wilson, vocals/ Ron Dewar, soprano sax

Ari Brown Quartet

Willie Randall Big Band

with Willie Randall, alto sax, aranger/ James Daws, trumpet; Eddie Johnson, tenor sax; Roland Faulkner, guitar

              Tuesday, August 28, 1979Chicago Jazz Panorama II

Roger Pemberton Big Band

Von Freeman and Friends

with Von Freeman, tenor sax/ George Freeman, guitar; Bettye Reynolds, vocals

Phil Guy and the Junior Wells Blues Band

with Phil Guy, guitar, leader/

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Kahil El’Zabar, percussion/ Edward Wilkerson, Light Henry Huff, saxophones

Jo Belle and Her Trio

with Jo Belle, vocals/

E. Parker McDougal Quartet

E. Parker McDougal, tenor sax/ Willie Pickens, piano; Dan Shapera, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums

Art Hodes Jazz Band

with Art Hodes, piano/ Norm Murphy, trumpet; Franz Jackson, clarinet, vocals

Joe Daley’s Quorum


with Alejo Poveda, percussion/

              Wednesday, August 29, 1979 – Charlie Parker’s Birthday Party

Jimmy Ellis Quintet

with Jimmy Ellis, alto ax/ Sonny Turner, trumpet

John Neely Sextet

with John Neely, tenor sax, composer/ Bill Brimfield, trumpet

Stu Katz Quintet

Stu Katz, piano/

Lee Konitz and Clifford Jordan

with Lee Konitz, alto sax; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax/ Stu Katz, piano

The Bebop All-Stars

Conte Candoli, trumpet; Sal Nistico, Charlie Rouse, saxophones; Jaki Byard, piano; Thomas Palmer, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums; Joe Carroll, vocals

              Thursday, August 30, 1979Chicago Blues and Swing

Big Joe Williams solo vocals and guitar

Jim Beebe’s Chicago Jazz

with Jim Beebe, trombone/ Bobby Lewis, trumpet; Barrett Deems, drums

Mama Yancey with Erwin Helfer

Mama Yancey, vocals; Erwin Helfer, piano

Franz Jackson’s Speakeasy Jazz Band with Jeanne Carroll

with Franz Jackson, clarinet, tenor sax; Jeanne Carroll, vocals

Otis Rush Blues Band

with Otis Rush, guitar, vocals/

Benny Carter and His Orchestra

Benny Carter, alto sax, arranger/ Arthur Hoyle, Ron Friedman, trumpets; John Avant, trombone; Bill Atkins, tenor sax; Ron Kolber, baritone sax; Jodie Christian, piano; Bob Roberts, guitar; John Bany, bass; Barrett Deems, drums

              Friday, August 31, 1979 – A Tribute to John Coltrane and Wes Montgomery

Roland Faulkner Quartet

Roland Faulkner, guitar/ Prince James, tenor sax; Bill Yancy, bass; Jimmy Tillman, drums

Bradley Parker Sparrow Quartet

with Bradley Parker Sparrow, piano/ Harold Jones, alto sax

Buddy Montgomery Quintet

with Buddy Montgomery, piano/

Ken Chaney’s Jazz Ensemble

with Ken Chaney, piano/ Gene Easton, tenor sax

McCoy Tyner Septet

with McCoy Tyner, piano; Joe Boyd, George Adams, saxophones; John Blake, violin

              Saturday, September 1, 1979 – A Tribute to Duke Ellington

Morris Ellis Orchestra

with Morris Ellis, trombone/

Billy Taylor Trio

with Billy Taylor, piano/

Emmanuel Cranshaw Quartet

with Emmanuel Cranshaw, vibes/

Harold Ashby with Willie Pickens Trio

with Harold Ashby, tenor sax; Willie Pickens, piano/

Muhal Richard Abrams solo piano

Eddie Baker Trio with Bettye Reynolds

with Eddie Baker, piano; Bettye Reynolds, vocals/

Red Saunders Orchestra

with Red Saunders, drums

              Sunday, September 2, 1979

Barrett Deems and Deemus

with Barrett Deems, drums/ Chuck Hedges, clarinet; Don DeMicheal, vibes

Adam Makowicz Trio

with Adam Makowicz, piano/

Kenny Soderblom and the Chicago Jazz Festival Orchestra

Kenny Soderblom, director/ Frank Tesinsky, arranger; Bobby Lewis, trumpet soloist; Danny Barber, Ron Friedman, Art Hoyle, trumpets; Bill Porter, Rich Mays, Harold Keen, trombones; Ed Petersen, Ed DuMensis, Len Drews, B. Keen, reeds; John Bunch, piano; Gene Bertoncini, guitar; Kelly Sills, bass; Connie Kay, drums; Polly Podewell, vocals

Mel Torme with the Chicago Jazz Festival Orchestra

Mel Torme, vocals,

Benny Goodman Quintet

Benny Goodman, clarinet/ John Bunch, piano; Gene Bertoncini, guitar; Michael Moore, bass; Connie Kay, drums

Benny Goodman with the Chicago Jazz Festival Orchestra

Benny Goodman, clarinet, and Mel Torme, drums, added to the orchestra


              1980 Chicago Jazz Festival

              Monday, August 25, 1980 – A Tribute to Duke Ellington

Chicago Rhythmmakers

Bobby Lewis, trumpet; Eddie Johnson, tenor sax; Joe Johnson, piano; John Defauw, rhythm guitar; Truck Parham, bass; Barrett Deems, drums

Emmanuel Cranshaw Quintet

with Emmanuel Cranshaw, vibes/

John Neely Big Band

with John Neely, tenor sax, arranger/

Duke Ellington Alumni Band

Brooks Kerr, piano, leader/Louis Metcalf, trumpet; Marshall Royal, alto sax; Britt Woodman, trombone; Al Hall, bass; Sonny Greer, drums; Al Hibbler, vocals; Honi Coles, tap dancer

Jimmy Rowles Trio

with Jimmy Rowles, piano/

Kenny Burrell Trio

with Kenny Burrell, guitar/

              Tuesday, August 26, 1980 – Chicago Jazz Panorama I

Morris Ellis and His Orchestra

with Morris Ellis, trombone/

Son Seals Blues Band

 with Son Seal, guitar, vocals/

Gloria Morgan

with Gloria Morgan, piano, vocals/

The Billy Band

with Bill Brimfield, trumpet; Bill Perry, alto sax/

Anthony Braxton

with Anthony Braxton, saxophones/ Hugh Ragin, trumpet; Ray Anderson, trombone

              Wednesday, August 27, 1980 – Chicago Jazz Heritage I


with Bobby Lewis, trumpet; Cy Touff, bass trumpet/

Walter Horton Blues Band

with Big Walter Horton, harmonica/

Bud Freeman

with Bud Freeman, tenor sax/ Norm Murphy, trumpet; Marty Grosz, guitar

Wolverine Orchestra (Minneapolis) with special guest Jabbo Smith

with Jabbo Smith, trumpet, vocals/

Wild Bill Davison

with Wild Bill Davison, cornet/ Chuck Hedges, clarinet; Jim Beebe, trombone; Art Hodes, piano

              Thursday, August 28, 1980 – Chicago Jazz Heritage II

Greg Tipps-Roy Vombrack Jazz Movement

Colson Unity Troupe

with Iqua Colson, vocals; Adegoke Steve Colson, piano/ Wallace McMillan, reeds

Mandingo Griot Society

with Jali Foday Musa Suso, kora, griot/ Hamid Drake, drums

Grilly Brothers

with Dave Grilly, woodwinds; Lanny Grilly, drums/

Ahmad Jamal

with Ahmad Jamal, piano/

              Friday, August 29, 1980 – Charlie Parker’s 60th Birthday

Paul Serrano

with Paul Serrano, trumpet/

Jay McShann

Jay McShann, piano/ Claude Williams, violin; Budd Johnson, tenor sax; Gene Ramey, bass; Gus Johnson, drums

Ira Sullivan-Red Rodney

Red Rodney, trumpet; Ira Sullivan, trumpet, woodwinds; Chris Anderson, piano; Bill Lee, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums

Charlie Parker All-Stars

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; James Moody, tenor sax; Al Haig, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Max Roach, drums

              Saturday, August 30, 1980 – Chicago Jazz Heritage II

Campbell’s Group

John Campbell, piano/ Edward Pedersen, tenor sax; Kelly Sill, bass; Joel Spencer, drums

Douglas Ewart and Inventions

with Douglas Ewart, woodwinds, percussion/

Roy Eldridge with Barrett Deems Big Band

with Roy Eldridge, vocals; Barrett Deems, drums/

Lorez Alexandria with the John Young Trio

with Lorez Alexandria, vocals; John Young, piano/

Earl “Fatha” Hines and His Grand Terrace Orchestra

with Earl Hines, piano/ Budd Johnson, tenor sax

              Sunday, August 31, 1980 – Chicago Jazz Prism

Alejo Poveda and Four or More

with Alejo Poveda, percussion/

Art Ensemble of Chicago

Lester Bowie, trumpet; Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, reeds; Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass; Famoudou Don Moye, drums

Stan Getz Quartet

with Stan Getz, tenor sax/

Muddy Waters Blues Band

with Muddy Waters, vocals/

Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra

with Lionel Hampton, vibes/ 


              1981 Chicago Jazz Festival

              Tuesday, September 1, 1981

Redd Holt and Eldee Young

Eldee Young, bass; Redd Holt, drums/Arthur Hoyle, trumpet; Sonny Seals, sax; Ken Chaney, piano; Ruben DeAndrea, percussion

Stu Katz and Willie Pickens, piano duets

Vandy Harris Big Band

Vandy Harris, tenor sax, arranger/ AACM Big Band? WHO?

Chicago Swing All-Stars

Doc Cheatham, trumpet; Bud Freeman, tenor sax; Dick Hyman, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Bobby Rosengarden, drums

Chicago Modern All-Stars

Eddie Harris, tenor sax/ Bunky Green, alto sax; Junior Mance, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums

              Wednesday, September 2, 1981

The Hot Three

Kenny Davern, soprano sax; Art Hodes, piano; Don DeMicheal, drums

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock, piano/ Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums

Carmen McRae

with Carmen McRae, vocals/

Sun Ra and His Arkestra

with Sun Ra, keyboards, conductor/ Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, Pat Patrick, woodwinds

Fenton Robinson Blues Band

with Fenton Robinson, guitar, vocals/

              Thursday, September 3, 1981 – A Tribute to Captain Walter Dyett

Von Freeman Quintet

Von Freeman, tenor sax/ George Freeman, guitar; John Young, piano; Eddie Calhoun, bass; Charles Walton, drums

Leroy Jenkins-Jerome Cooper Duo

Leroy Jenkins, violin; Jerome Cooper, drums

Clifford Jordan Quintet

with Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Julian Priester, trombone; Norman Simmons, piano; Vernel Fournier, drums

Johnny Griffin Quartet

with Johnny Griffin, tenor sax/

Jimmy Ellis and the DuSable Alumni Big Band

with Jimmy Ellis, alto sax/ 

              Friday, September 4, 1981 – A Tribute to Duke Ellington

Art Davis Group

Art Davis, trumpet/ Ed Petersen, tenor sax; David Onderdonk, guitar; Dan DeLorenzo, bass; Mike Friedman, drums

Jazz Members Big Band

directed by Steve Jensen, trumpet, and Jeff Lindberg, trombone/ Art Davis, Mark Curry, Thomas Mitchell, David Urban, trumpets; Scott Benthall, Larry Mc Cabe, Michael Young, trombones; Randy Soulman, Tom Trinker, Ed Petersen, Ron Dewar, Bruce Ripp, saxophones; John Campbell, piano; Dan DeLorenzo, bass; Joel Spencer, drums 

Archie Shepp Quintet

Archie Shepp, tenor sax/ Charles McGhee, trumpet; Ken Werner, piano; Santi Debriano, bass; John Betsch, drums

Clark Terry and Louie Bellson with Jazz Members Big Band

Clark Terry, trumpet, and Louie Bellson, drums, added to Jazz Members Big Band

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald, vocals/ Jimmy Rowles, piano; Keter Betts, bass; Bobby Durham, drums

              Saturday, September 5, 1981

Blind John Davis Jump Band

Blind John Davis, piano/ Henderson Smith, trumpet; Sax Mallard, sax; Harry Cornell, bass; Jump Jackson, drums

Robert Shy Quintet with Luba

Robert Shy, drums/ Ari Brown, tenor sax; Duke Payne, tenor sax, bagpipes; Ken Prince, piano; Steve Palmore, bass; Luba Raashiek vocals

New McKinney Cotton Pickers

with Paul Klinger, cornet, soprano sax, leader/ Dave Wilborn, vocals; Bob Olson, Doug Kelton, Mal Fudge, trumpets; Al Winters, trombone; Pete Ustinovitch, Dave Dlanagan, Pete Ferrin, Luis Burnette, saxophones; Chuck Robinette, piano; John R. Smith, tuba; Deon Foster, banjo, guitar, vocal;


Henry Threadgill, woodwinds; Fred Hopkins bass; Steve McCall, drums

Jimmy Smith Jam Session

Jimmy Smith, organ/ Bill Hardman, trumpet; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Ray Crawford, guitar; Kenny Dixon, drums

              Sunday, September 6, 1981 – A Tribute to Count Basie

Paul Serrano-Eddie Johnson Quintet

Paul Serrano, trumpet; Eddie Johnson, tenor sax/ John Young, piano; Eddie DeHaas, bass; George Hughes, drums

Helen Humes and Her Trio

Helen Humes, vocals/ Gerald Wiggins, piano; Eddie DeHaas, bass; Marshall Thompson, drums

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Harry “Sweets” Edison

Harry “Sweets”Edison, trumpet; Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, tenor sax/ Jodie Christian, piano; Eddie Calhoun, bass; Phil Thomas, drums

Earle Warren and the Basie Alumni Band

Earle Warren, alto sax/ Joe Newman, trumpet; Dickie Wells, trombone; Buddy Tate, tenor sax; Joe Johnson, piano; Truck Parham, bass; Gus Johnson, drums

Count Basie and His Orchestra

with Count Basie, piano/ Freddie Greene, guitar

              Monday, September 7, 1981

Hal Russell NRG Ensemble

Hal Russell, sax, drums, vibes/ Chuck Burdelik, saxophones; Brian Sandstrom, bass, trumpet, guitar; Curt Bley, bass; Steve Hunt, drums, vibes

Chicago Footwarmers

with Mike Walbridge, tuba, leader/ Polly Podewell, vocals

Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition

Jack DeJohnette, drums/ Chico Freeman, tenor sax; John Purcell, baritone sax; Peter Warren, cello

Illinois Jacquet and Slam Stewart

Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax; Slam Stewart, bass/ Richard Wyands, piano; Gray Sargent, guitar; Eric Allen drums

Eddie Palmieri Big Band

with Eddie Palmieri, piano/ Ismael Quintana, vocals


              1982 Chicago Kool Jazz Festival

              Monday, August 30, 1982

Arbee Stiham Blues Band

Arbee Stidham, vocals/ Henderson Smith, trumpet; Ahmad Salaheldeen, Tommy “Madman” Jones, Nat Reed, saxophones; Lacey Gibson, guitar; Lafayette Leake, piano; Camille, bass; Odie Payne, drums

Malachi Favors Maghostut Projections

Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass/Sonny Covington, trumpet; Vandy Harris, tenor sax, piccolo; Evod Magek, piano; Avreeayl Ra, drums

Jim Beebe’s Chicago Jazz

Jim Beebe, trombone/Steve Jensen, trumpet; Charlie Hooks, clarinet; Joe Johnson, piano; Duke Groner, bass; Dickie Borden, drums

Anita O’Day with special guest Plas Johnson

with Anita O’Day, vocals/ Plas Johnson, tenor sax

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey, drums/Wallace Roney, trumpet; Donald Harrison, alto sax; Bill Pierce, tenor sax; Jim McNeely, piano; Charles Fambrough, bass

              Tuesday, August 31, 1982

Spontaneous Combustion

Rich Corpolongo, woodwinds; Doug Lofstrom, bass; Paul Wertico, drums

La Confidencia

Richard Straka, trumpet, leader/Jose Sanchez, trumpet; Frank Rodriguez, trombone; Steve Eisen, tenor sax; Edwin Sanchez, piano; Freddie Sanchez, bass; Luis Rosario, drums; Angel Figueroa, bongos; Heriberto Perez, congas; Jesus Vera, timbales; Mike Amldonado, Jorge Quintero, vocals

Inner Drive

Chris Foreman, organ; Walter Henderson, trumpet; Lance Bryant, saxophone; Mike Ross, bass; Dawud Salahuddin, drums

Jabbo Smith All-Stars

Jabbo Smith, trumpet/Preston Jackson, trombone; Franz Jackson, tenor sax; Banjo Ikey Robinson, banjo; Duke Groner, bass; Kansas Fields,

Betty Carter with special guest James Moody

with Betty Carter, vocals/ James Moody, tenor sax

              Wednesday, September 1, 1982

Made in Brazil

Breno Sauer, keyboards, leader/ Ron Dewar, sax; Akio Sashjima, guitar; Paulinho Garcia, bass; Phil Gratteau, drums; Roberto Sanchez, percussiohn; Neusa Sauer, vocals

Shadow Vignettes

Edward Wilkerson, saxophones, clarinet, composer, leader/ Yosef Ben Israel, bass; Reggie Nicholson, drums

Judy Roberts and Her Trio

Judy Roberts, piano/ Neal Seroka, guitar; Michael Fiorino, bass; David Derge, drums

Bob Haggart-Ralph Sutton-Bud Freeman-Jimmy McPartland

Jimmy McPartland, cornet; Norm Murphy, trumpet; Frank Chace, clarinet; Bud Freeman, tenor sax; Ralph Sutton, piano; Bob Haggart, bass; Bob Cousins, drums

Stanley Turrentine All-Stars

Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax/ Kenny Barron, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Billy Hart, drums

              Thursday, September 2, 1982

Mike Ferro Quintet

Mike Ferro, vocals/ Ron Dewar, sax;  Peter Sax, piano; Milton Suggs, bass; Jules DeFelices, drums

Larry Novak Trio

with Larry Novak, piano/ Larry Gray, bass

Benny Carter Chicago Big Band

Benny Carter, composer, alto sax/ Bobby Lewis, Ron Friedman, George Bean, Arthur Hoyle, trumpets; Cy Touff, bass trumpet; Edwin Williams, John Avant, Ralph Craig, trombones; Don Shelton, Roger Pemberton, Ken Soderblom, Son Seals, Ron Kolber, saxophones; Jodie Christian, piano; Bob Roberts, guitar; John Whitfield, bass; Bob Cousins, drums

George Russell New York Big Band

with George Russell, composer/ Lew Soloff, Tom Harrell, trumpets; Marty Ehrlich, woodwinds; Victor Lewis, drums

Cecil Taylor Unit

with Cecil Taylor, piano/ Brenda Bakr, vocals; Jimmy Lyons, alto saxophone; William Parker, bass; Rashied Bakr, drums; Andre Martinez, percussion

              Friday, September 3, 1982

Paul Berliner and Kudu

Paul Berliner, trumpet, kudu horn, mbira/ Steve Eisen, reeds; Howard Levy, percussion, marimba; Eric Hochberg, bass; Paul Wertico, drums

New Hope Sextet

Lin Halliday, Tommy Ponce, tenor saxophones; David Schumacher, baritone sax; Carl Leukaufe, vibes; Mark Steele, bass; Robert Barry, drums

Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson

Eddie “Cleanhead “ Vinson, vocals, alto sax/ Sonny Turner, trumpet; John Young, piano; Eddie DeHaas, bass; George Hughes, drums

Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound Ensemble

Roscoe Mitchell, woodwinds, composer/ Hugh Ragin, trumpet; A. Spencer Barefield, guitar; Jaribu Shahid, bass; Tani Tabbal, perucssion

Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band

with Toshiko Akiyoshi, piano, arranger, conductor; Lew Tabackin, tenor sax/

              Saturday, September 4, 1982

Hubbard Street Swingers

Eddie Johnson, Johnny Board, tenor saxophones; Wilbur Campbell, vibes; John Young, piano; Truck Parham, bass; Phil Gratteau, drums

Sons of Blues

Billy Branch, harmonica/ Lurrie Bell, guitar; J.W., bass; Moses Rutues, drums

Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron

Steve Lacy, soprano sax; Mal Waldron piano

Ray Barretto Big Band

with Ray Barretto, percussion/

The Great Quartet

Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; McCoy Tyner, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Tony Williams, drums

              Sunday, September 5, 1982


Steve Eisen, sax; Robert Long, piano; Kestutis Stanciauskas, bass guitar; Andy Potter, drums

Frank Walton Sextet

Frank Walton, trumpet/ Eugene Vinyard, Mark Durham, saxophones; Theodis Rogers, keyboard; Kenny Davis, bass; Michael Adams, drums

Panama Francis and the Savoy Sultans

with Panama Francis, drums/ Francis Williams, trumpet; Norris Turney, sax; Red Richards, piano

Warne Marsh-Jimmy Raney-Lou Levy

Warne Marsh, tenor sax; Jimmy Raney, guitar; Lou Levy, piano/ John Whitfield, bass; Dick Borden, drums

Alberta Hunter

with Alberta Hunter, vocals/

Miles Davis

with Miles Davis, trumpet/


              1983 Chicago Jazz Festival

              Wednesday, August 31, 1983

Buddy Childers Big Band

Buddy Childers, trumpet/ Orbert Davis, Nipper Murphy, trumpets; Warren Kime, trombone; Mike Smith, Steve Eisen, Ron Kolber, saxophones; Joel Spencer, drums;  John Negus, Dave Randem, Scott Bertill, John Mose, John Blane, Edwin Williams, David Frolichstein, Bill Lanphier, Steve Roberts, Bobby Schiff


Light Henry Huff, woodwinds/ Yosef Ben Israe; bass; Avreeayl Ra, drums; Dee Alexander, vocals

A Tribute to Bessie & Billie

Rita Warford, Sulanya, Conway, vocals/ Jimmy Willis, bass; Rufus Hill, Al Smith, Steve Cobb

The Swing Giants

Al Grey, trombone; Arnett Cobb, Budd Johnson, tenor sxophones; Sammy Price, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Barrett Deems, drums

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins, tenor sax/ Clifton Anderson, trombone; Bobby Broom, guitar; Russell Blake, Tommy Campbell

              Thursday, September 1, 1983

Howard Levy & NBV

Howard Levy, piano, harmonica/ Dave Urban, trumpet; Steve Eisen, sax; Jeff Czech, bass; Paul Wertico, drums

Frank D’Rone & the Gene Esposito Trio

Frank D’Rone, vocals, guitar; Gene Esposito, piano/ Kelly Sill, bass; Rusty Jones, drums

Steve McCall Sextet

Steve McCall, drums/ Jimmy Ellis, Ahmad Salaheldeen, Wallace McMillan, saxophones; Willie Pickens, piano; Donald Rafael Garrett, bass

Lester Bowie’s “Root to the Source”

Lester Bowie, trumpet/ Fontella Bass, Martha Bass, David Peaston, vocals; Ari Brown, tenor sax; Roderick Williams, piano; Malachi Favors, bass; Marvin “Smitty” Smith, drums

Woody Herman & the Young Thundering Herd

with Woody Herman, leader, clarinet/

              Friday, September 2, 1983

Larry Luchowski Trio

Larry Luchowski, piano/ Larry Gray, bass; Paul Wertico ,drums

Mighty Joe Young Blues Band

Mighty Joe Young, guitar, vocals/ Benny Turner, Adrian Peek, Professor Eddie Lusk 

The Bechet Legacy

Bob Wilber, soprano sax, leader/ Randy Sandke, trumpet; Todd Coolman, bass; Joanne Horton Wilber, vocals; Butch Miles, drums; Mike Peters, Mark Shane

Jack McDuff’s Heatin’ System

Jack McDuff, organ/ Joe Dukes, drums; Jed Levy, Mitch Stein

Pharoah Sanders Quartet

Pharoah Sanders, tenor sax/ William Henderson, trumpet; John Heard, bass; Idris Muhammad, drums

              Saturday, September 3, 1983

 Marshall Vente Project 9 with Anna Dawson

Marshall Vente, piano, arranger/ Anna Dawson, vocals; Steve Berry, trombone; Rich Corpolongo, Chip Gdalman, saxophones; Isidro Perez, percussion; Scott Mason, Jim Massoth, Nick Drozdoff, Merle Boley

Art Hoyle Quintet

Arthur Hoyle, trumpet/ Ed Petersen, tenor sax; John Campbell, piano; Dan Shapera, bass; Robert Shy, drums

James Cotton & the Muddy Waters Alumni Band

James Cotton, harmonica, vocals/ Sammy Lawhorn, guitar; Pinetop Perkins, piano; Calvin Jones, bass; Willie Smith, drums

Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band

Jerry Gonzalez, trumpet, percussion/ Steve Turre, trombone; Andy Gonzalez, Jorge Dalto, Edgardo Miranda, Wilfredo Valez, Frank Rodriguez, Steve Barrios, Hector Hernandez

Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan, vocals/ Mike Wofford, piano; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Harold Jones, drums

Sunday, September 4, 1983


Alejo Poveda, percussion/ Steve Eisen, sax; Howard Levy, piano; Rubin Alvarez, Geraldo De Oliviera, Chris Cameron, Rusty Taylor, Mark Ohlsen, Ernie Denov

Lee Konitz Nonet

Lee Konitz, alto sax/ Lew Soloff, Sam Burtis, trumpets; Jimmy Knepper, trombone, arranger; Gary Smulyan, sax; Dick Katz, piano; Ed Schuller, bass; Kenny Washington, drums; John Eckert

Ronald Shannon Jackson & the Decoding Society

Ronald Shannon Jackson, drums, composer/ Zane Massey, sax; Vernon Reid, Melvin Gibbs, guitars; Bruce Johnson, Henry Scott

Ray Charles Reunion Band

Ray Charles, piano, vocals/ Philip Guilbeau, Marcus Belgrave, trumpets; Hank Crawford, alto sax; David “Fathead” Newman, tenor sax; Leroy Cooper, baritone sax; Phil Upchurch, guitar; Calvin Newborn, bass; Bernard Purdie, drums


              Chicago Kool Jazz Festival 1984

              Wednesday, August 29, 1984

Ramsey Lewis Trio

Ramsey Lewis, piano/ Eldee Young, bass; Redd Holt, drums

Laurel Masse Band

with Laurel Masse, vocals/

Frank Chace and the Chicago All-Stars

Frank Chace, clarinet/ Norm Murphy, trumpet; E. Parker McDougal, tenor sax; Bob Wright, piano; Dan Shapera, bass; Kansas Fields, drums

Edward Wilkerson and Shadow Vignettes Big Band

with Edward Wilkerson, composer, leader/ John Toles-Bey, actor-poet, in “The Legend of Honky-Tonk Bud”; Rita Warford, vocals; Kahil El’Zabar, percussion

Ornette Coleman and Prime Time

Ornette Coleman, alto sax, composer/ Charles Ellerbee, Bern Nix, guitars; Al McDowell, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, electric basses; Denardo Coleman, Kamal Sadir, drums

              Thursday, August 30, 1984

Wilbur Campbell, Eddie DeHaas, Jodie Christian, Robert Shy, Tommy Ponce, Nipper Murphy

Nipper Murphy, trumpet; Tommy Ponce, tenor sax; Wilbur Campbell, vibes; Jodie Christian, piano; Eddie DeHaas, bass; Robert Shy, drums

Sound Spectrum ’84 with Mwata Bowden

Mwata Bowden, composer, clarinets, saxophones/ Ari Brown, tenor sax; Steve Berry, trombone; Raphael Garrett, bass; Steve McCall, drums

B.B. King, vocals, guitar/ Budd Johnson, tenor sax, arranger; Joe Newman, trumpet; Jay McShann, piano; Gene Ramey, bass; Gus Johnson, drums

              Friday, August 31, 1984

Guy Fricano Jazz Inside Out

Guy Fricano, trumpet/ Joe Daley, tenor sax; Rich Corpolongo, sax; John Redfield, piano; Eldee Young, bass; Paul Wertico, drums

Jimmy Dawkins Blues Band

Jimmy Dawkins, guitar/ Shirley Johnson, vocals; J.T. Burks, harmolnica; Rich Krich, rhythm guitar; Cornelius Boyson, bass; Tyron Centuray, drums; B.B. “Voice” Odom, vocals

Salute to Swing

Benny Carter, alto sax; Red Norvo, vibes; Remo Palmier, guitar; Teddy Wilson, piano; Arvell Shaw, bass; Louis Bellson, drums

The Freemans: Von, Chico, George, Bruz

Von Freeman, Chico Freeman, tenor saxes; George Freeman, guitar; Mark Thompson, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Bruz Freeman, drums

The Gil Evans Orchestra

with Gil Evans, composer, arranger, conductor/

              Saturday, September 1, 1984

Johnny Board-Sonny Turner Big Band with Sasha Dalton

Sonny Turner, trumpet; Johnny Board, tenor sax/ Sasha Dalton, vocals; Rodney Clark, Art Hoyle, Calvin Ladner, Frank Walton, Bill Adkins, Al Smith, Clifford Clark, Sam Player, John Watson, Edwin Williams, Frank Hooks, Aaron Dodd, Roland Faulkner, Roselle Claxton, Paul Gusman, Ernie Outlaw

The Guitars

Curtis Robinson, Akio Sasajima, David Onderdonk, guitars

David Murray Octet

David Murray, tenor sax, composer/ Baikida Carroll, Roy Campbell, trumpets; Craig Harris, trombone; Steve Coleman, alto sax; Rod Williams, piano; Wilber Morris, bass; Billy Higgins, drums

Groove Holmes and Willis Jackson

Willis Jackson, tenor sax; Richard “Groove” Holmes, organ; Willie Petus, Billy Gayles

Sun Ra Arkestra

with Sun Ra, composer, keyboards/ Tommy Turrentine, trumpet; Marshall, Allen, John Gilmore, Charles Tyler, saxophones

              Sunday, September 2, 1984

A Night in Tunisia – A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Kahil El’Zabar, leader, percussion/ Edward Wilkerson, woodwinds, piano; Hanah-Jon Taylor, woodwinds

Randy Weston, Johnny Griffin, Richard Davis, Art Blakey

Randy, Weston, piano; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Richard Davis, bass; Art Blakey, drums

The Machito Orchestra

with Mario Grillo, percussion, leader/

Dizzy Gillespie Quartet

with Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet/ Walter Davis, Jr., piano

African Sunrise (Amanecer Africano)

Commissioned by the Chicago Jazz Festival; composed by Randy Weston, arranged by Melba Liston; Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet/ The Machito Orchestra; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Walter Davis, Jr., piano; Richard Davis, bass; Art Blakey, drums


              1985 Chicago Jazz Festival

              Wednesday, August 28, 1985

Buddy Rich Big Band

with Buddy Rich, drums/ Steve Marcus, tenor and soprano saxophones

Bud Freeman Sextet with Doc Cheatham

Doc Cheatham, trumpet; Bud Freeman, tenor sax/ Bob Roberts, guitar; Stu Katz, piano; John Bany, bass; Barrett Deems, drums

Paula Greer

with Paula Greer, vocals/ Earma Thompson, piano; Chester Williamson, bass; Duck Scott, drums

Joseph Jarman Quintet

Joseph Jarman, woodwinds/ Edward Wilkerson, tenor sax; Geri Allen piano; Fred Hopkins, bass; Thurman Barker, drums

Mongo Santamaria

with Mongo Santamaria, congas/

              Thursday, August 29, 1985

Jerry Coleman and Nineburner

Jerry Coleman, drums/ Gene Esposito, arranger; Bobby Lewis, Ron Friedman, trumpets; Cy Touff, bass trumpet; Mike Smith, Joe Daley, Ron Kolber, saxophones; Jodie Christian, piano; John Whitfield, bass

Fred Simon Quartet

Fred Simon, piano/ Edward Peterson, tenor and soprano saxophones; Steve Rodby, bass; Paul Wertico, drums

Phil Cohran and Circle of Sound

with Phil Cohran, trumpet, Frankiphone (amplified thumb piano)/ Maia Hubert, vocals, dancer, harp; Gene Easton, tenor sax

A Tribute to Count Basie

Clark Terry, trumpet; Buddy De Franco, clarinet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Nat Pierce, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Gus Johnson, drums

Charlie Parker Birthday Tribute

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, saxophones; Lou Donaldson, alto sax; James Moody, saxophones, flute; Duke Jordan, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums

              Friday, August 30, 1985

Prince James Quintet

Prince James, tenor sax/ Roland Faulkner, guitar; Alan Batts, organ; Walter Harper, bass; Jesse Singletery, drums


Alejo Poveda, percussion, leader/ Mark Ohlsen, trumpet, percussion; Steve Eisen, reeds, percussion; Fareed Haque, guitar; Chris Camerson, synthesizers; Howard Levy, composer, keyboards, harmonica, mandolin; Rusty Taylor, bass; Joe Rendon, Ruben Alvarez, percussion

Muhal Richard Abrams Quartet

Muhal Richard Abrams, piano/ John Purcell, saxophones; Fred Hopkins, bass; Andrew Cyrille, drums

Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross

with Annie Ross, Jon Hendricks, vocals/

Illinois Jacquet Big Band

with Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax/ Eddie Barefield, clarinet, saxophones; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; Eddie Bert, trombone

              Saturday, August 31, 1985

King Fleming Trio with Boots Robinson and E. Parker McDougal

with King Fleming, piano/ Boots Robinson, E. Parker McDougal, tenor saxophones

Sunnyland Slim & His All-Stars

Sunnyland Slim, piano, vocals/ Sam Burkhardt, sax; Steve Freund, guitar; Robert Stroger, electric bass; Robert Covington, drums

Amina Claudine Myers Quartet

Amina Claudine Myers, piano/ Ricky Ford, Patience Higgins, saxophones; Jerome Harris, electric bass; Reggie Nicholson, drums

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Gregory Davis, Elton Towns, trumpets; Charles Joseph, trombone; Kevin Harris, Roger Lewis, saxophones; Kirk Joseph, tuba; Benny Jones, snare drum; Jenell Marshall, bass drum

The Count Basie Orchestra directed by Thad Jones

with Thad Jones, cornet/ Johnny Coles, trumpet; Bill Hughes, trombone; Eric Dixon, saxophones; Freddie Greene, guitar

              Sunday, September 1, 1985

Goodman Theater presents Changing Times Tap Dancing Company

with Charles “Cookie” Cook, Jane Goldberg, tap dancers

Ken Gueno Sextet

with Ken Gueno, congas, timbales, vocals/ Kenneth Clark, saxophones, flute; Miller Pertum, vibes; Dwayne Harris, drums, timbales

New Memphis Nighthawks

Steve Jensen, trumpet; Tommy Bartlett, trombone; Ron Dewar, clarinet, soprano sax; Brian Naylor, banjo, guitar; Mike Walbridge, bass sax; Scott Mordecai, drums

Arturo Sandoval Band with special guest Jon Faddis

with Arturo Sandoval, trumpet/ Jon Faddis, trumpet

Henry Threadgill Sextet

Henry Threadgill, saxophones, flute, great composer/ Rasul Sidik trumpet; Ray Anderson, trombone; Diedre Murray, cello; Fred Hopkins, bass; Thurman Barker, Reggie Nicholson, drums

Modern Jazz Quartet

Milt Jackson, vibes; John Lewis, piano; Percy Heath, bass; Connie Kay, drums

Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan: A Tribute to Zoot Sims

with Stan Getz, tenor sax; Gerry Mulligan, baritone sax/ Jimmy Giuffre, Herbie Steward, tenor saxophones


              1986 Chicago Jazz Festival

              Wednesday, August 27, 1986 – Petrillo Bandshell

Olympia Brass Band of New Orleans

with co-leaders Milton Batiste, trumpet, and Harold Dejan, alto sax/

Joe Williams and the Jazz Members Big Band

Joe Williams, vocals; co-leaders Steve Jensen, trumpet, and Jeff Lindberg, trombone/ Henry Johnson, guitar; Norman Simmons, piano; Bob Badgeley, bass; Gerryck King, drums

Kelly Brand Quartet

Kelly Brand, piano/ Ron Dewar, tenor sax; Kelly Sill, bass; Phil Gratteau, drums

Bunky Green Quintet

with Bunky Green, alto sax/

Great Britons: Humphrey Lyttelton with Bruce Turner, Johnny Barnes, and Pete Strange

Humphrey Lyttelton, trumpet/ Bruce Turner, alto sax; Pete Strange, trombone; Joe Johnson, piano; Dan Shapera, bass; Barrett Deems, drums

Ellis Marsalis-Alvin Batiste Quintet

with Alvin Batiste, clarinet; Ellis Marsalis, piano/

              Thursday, August 28, 1986 – Petrillo Bandshell

Grady Johnson Octet plays Tadd Dameron

Grady Johnson, alto sax/ Art Hoyle, trumpet; John Watson, trombone; Clifford Clark, baritone sax; Roland Faulkner, guitar; Alphonso Jenkins, piano; Nate Stewart, bass; Bob Guthrie, drums


Archie Pereira, keyboards, composer, leader/ Elmer Brown, Kenny Anderson, trumpets; Angel Melendez, Frank Rodriguez, trombones; Freddy Torres, bass, composer; George Gonzalez, bongos; Jose Garcia, conga; Carlos Garcia, timbales, writer of song lyrics; Hector Nunez, Joe Gonzalez, vocals

Hal Russell and the NRG Ensemble: “Fred!”

Hal Russell, composer, tenor sax, trumpet, drums, vibes/ Chuck Burdelik, saxophones, clarinet; Brian Sandstrom, Kent Kessler, basses; Steve Hunt, drums, vibes; Bobby Rubenstein, Susie Spitzer-Cohn, dancers

Tete Montoliu and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen

Tete Montoliu, piano; Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, bass

Cab Calloway and His All-Stars

Cab Calloway, vocals/ Jonah Jones, trumpet; Eddie Barefield, Franz Jackson, saxophones; Danny Holgate, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; J.C. Heard, drums

              Friday, August 29, 1986 – A Tribute to Thelonious Monk

Jimmy Ellis Quintet

Jimmy Ellis, alto sax/ Sonny Turner, trumpet; Earma Thompson, piano; Jimmy Willis, bass; Steve McCall, drums

Joanie Pallatto

Joanie Pallatto, vocals/ Willie Pickens, piano; Dan Shapera, bass; Robert Shy, drums

Monk All-Star Quintet

Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Barry Harris, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Ben Riley, drums

Misha Mengelberg, Steve Lacy, and Han Bennink

Steve Lacy, soprano sax; Misha Mengelberg, piano; Raphael Garrett, bass; Han Bennink, drums

Thelonious Monk Orchestra Reunion

Don Sickler, musical co-ordinator/ Hall Overton, arranger; Don Sickler, Tom Harrell, trumpets; Eddie Bert, trombone; Steve Lacy, Phil Woods, Charlie Rouse, Howard Johnson, saxophones; Mal Waldron, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Ben Riley, drums

              Saturday, August 30, 1986 – Second Stage

A Tribute to Eurreal “Little Brother” Montgomery

with Leroy Nabors, trumpet; Jim Beebe, trombone; Kim Cusack, clarinet; Joe Johnson, piano; Ikey Robinson, banjo; Truck Parham, bass; Kansas Fields, drums

Wardell Reese and the Jazz Motivators

              Saturday, August 30, 1986 – Petrillo Bandshell

Eric Schneider-Von Freeman Quintet

with Eric Schneider, Von Freeman, saxophones/

Melvin Taylor

with Melvin Taylor, guitar, blues singer/

Pierre Dørge and the New Jungle Orchestra

Pierre Dørge, guitar, composer/ Harry Beckett, trumpet; John Tchicai, Jesper Zeuthen, Morten Carlsen, saxes; Irene Becker, piano, composer; Hugo Rasmussen, Johnny Mbizo Dyani, basses; Hamid Drake, drums; Thomas Dyani, Marilyn Mazur, percussion

The Jazztet featuring Art Farmer and Benny Golson

Art Farmer, trumpet; Benny Golson, tenor sax/ Curtis Fuller, trombone; Mickey Tucker, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Marvin “Smitty” Smith, drums

Sarah Vaughan

with Sarah Vaughan, vocals/

              Sunday, August 31, 1986 – Second Stage

Von Freeman Jam Session

with Von Freeman, tenor sax/

The Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble

with Ron Modell, director/

              Sunday, August 31, 1986 – Petrillo Bandshel

Howard Levy Harmonica Quartet

Howard Levy, harmonica; Bob Gustafson, piano; Eric Hochberg, bass; Paul Wertico, drums

Fred Anderson and Steve McCall

Fred Anderson, tenor sax; Steve McCall, drums

Grover Mitchell Band with Dakota Staton

with Grover Mitchell, leader; Dakota Staton, vocals/ Earl Gardner, Frank Gordon, Cecil Bridgewater, trumpets; Gover Mitchell, Jack Jeffers, trombones; Norris Turney, Bill Easley, Doug Lwrence, Joe Temperley, saxophones; George Freeman, guitar; Wild Bill Davis, piano

Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya

with Abdullah Ibrahim, piano/ Dick Griffin, trombone; Carlos Ward, alto sax; Ricky Ford, tenor sax; Charles Davis, baritone sax

Eddie Palmieri

with Eddie Palmieri, piano/

George Benson

George Benson, guitar, vocal/ David Newman, tenor sax; Jack McDuff, organ; Greg Bandy, drums


              1987 Chicago Jazz Festival

              Wednesday, September 2, 1987 – Petrillo Bandshell

Dave Brubeck Quartet

Dave Brubeck, piano/ Bill Smith, clarinet; Chris Brubeck, electric bass, trombone; Randy Jones, drums

Brad Goode Quintet

Brad Goode, trumpet/ Lin Haliday, tenor sax; Jodie Christian, piano; Thomas Palmer, bass; Bob Rummage, drums

Janice Borla

Janice Borla, vocals/ Brad Stirtz, vibes; Frank Dawson, guitar; Bill Harrison, bvass; Jack Mouse, drums

New Music Songbook

Santez, woodwinds; Marvin Sewell, guitar; Yosef Ben Israel, bass; Hamid Drake, drums


Chucho Valdes, piano/ Jorge Varona, Juan Mungula, trumpets; German Velazzo, Carlos Fernandez Averhoff, Jose Luis Cortex, woodwinds; Carlos Emilio Morales, guitar; Carlos del Puerto, bass; Enrique Pio, Jorge Alfonso, percussion; Oscar Valdes, percussion and vocals

              Thursday, September 3, 1987

Bob Stone Big Band

with Bob Stone, drums, leader/ Mike Bendkowski, arranger; Arthur Hoyle, trumpet; Tony Vacca, Bob Frankich, saxes; Tom Hope, piano

Joel Spencer Quartet

Joel Spencer, drums/ Brad Wheeler, tenor and soprano saxes; Akio Sasijima, guitar; Mike Kocour, organ

Oliver Williams Trio

Oliver Williams, piano/ Al Ehrich, bass; Jules DeFelice, drums

John Carter Quartet with Bobby Bradford

John Carter, clarinet; Bobby Bradford, trumpet; William Jeffrey (?) and Richard Davis (?), basses

A Tribute to J.A.T.P.

Harry Edison, trumpet; Al Grey, trombone; Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, tenor saxes; Herb Ellis, guitar; Hank Jones, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; J.C. Heard, drums

              Friday, September 4, 1987 – Jazz on Jackson

The Darlene Blackburn Dancers with the Thunder Sky Drummers

with Darlene Blackburn dancer, choreographer/

Bebop Sam Thomas & Spaceship Love

Bebop Sam Thomas, guitar/ Maja Rios, vocals; Jerry DiMuzio, woodwinds; Wayman Davis, organ; Scott Black, bass; Joe Jenkins, drums

Mark Colby-Frank Caruso & Company

Mark Colby, tenor and Soprano saxes; Frank Caruso, keyboards/ Thomas Kini, bass; Morris Jennings, drums; Dede Sampaio, percussion

Wilbur Campbell All-Stars

Wilbur Campbell, drums/ Ahmad Salaheldeen, alto sax; Duke Payne, tenor sax, bagpipes; E. Parker McDougal, tenor sax; John Young, piano; John Whitfield, bass

              Friday, September 4, 1987 – Petrillo Bandshell

Ellington Dynasty

Greg Sergo, drums/ Steve Jensen, trumpet; John Watson, trombone; Ron Kolber, Ron Dewar, reeds; Joe Johnson, piano; Dan Shapera, bass; Everett Greene, vocals

Magic Slim & the Teardrops

Magic Slim, guitar, blues singer/ John Primer, second guitar; Jerry Berry, bass; Nate Applewhite, drums

David Dallwitz and the South Australian Jazz Band

David Dallwitz, piano, composer/Bill Munro, trumpet, flugelhorn; Deryck Bentley, trombone; Tas Brown, clarinet; Don Armstrong, clarinet, sax; Johnny Malpas, banjo, guitar; Bob Wright, tuba; John Woodards, drums (all Australian musicians)

Sheila Jordan and the Bill Kirchner Nonet

Sheila Jordan vocals; Bill Kirchner, sax, arranger/ Bill Warfield, Brian Lynch, trumpets; Douglas Purviance, bass trombone; Ralph Lalama, Glenn Wilson, woodwinds; Marc Cohen, piano; Steve Alcott, bass; Ron Vincent, drums

Wynton Marsalis Quintet

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet/ Todd Williams, saxophones; Marcus Roberts, piano; Robert Hurst, bass; Jeff Watts, drums

              Saturday September 5, 1987 – Jazz on Jackson

New Horizons Ensemble

Ernest Khabeer Dawkins, alto sax, composer/ Robert Griffin (?), trumpet; Steve Berry, trombone; Ari Brown, tenor sax; Yosef Ben Israel, bass; Steve McCall, drums

Inner Drive

Dawud Salahuddin, drums/ Walter Henderson, trumpet; Art Porter, alto sax; Harold Smith, guitar; Chris Foreman, organ

David Dallwitz Ragtime Band

same as his South Australian jazz band – see Friday at Petrillo, above

Irene Reid-Red Holloway

with Irene Reid, vocals; Red Holloway, tenor sax/ Roland Faulkner, guitar; Bobby Forrester, organ

              Saturday, September 5, 1987 – Petrillo Bandshell

John Defauw Sextet

John Defauw, rhythm guitar/ Franz Jackson, clarinet, tenor sax; Eric Schneider, saxes; Joe Johnson, piano; Jim Cox, bass; Wayne Jones, drums

Willie Pickens Trio

Willie Pickens, piano/ Dan Shapera, bass; Robert Shy, drums

Globe Unity Orchestra

Alex Schlippenbach (West Berlin), piano, leader/ Toshinori Kondo (Japan), Kenny Wheeler (Canada), trumpets; Gunther Christmann (West Germany), Albert Manglesdorff (West Germany), George Lewis (USA), trombones; Evan Parker (England), Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky (East Germany), Gerd Dudek (West Germany), saxophones; Bob Stewart (USA), tuba; Alan Silva (USA, France), bass; Paul Lovens (West Germany), drums

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey, drums/ Wallace Roney, trumpet; Javon Jackson, tenor sax; Benny Green, piano; Peter Washington, bass

Art Blakey & the Reunion Jazz Messengers

Art Blakey, drums/ Bill Hardman, Woody Shaw, trumpets; Julian Priester, trombone; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Walter Davis, Jr., piano; Reggie Workman, bass

              Sunday, September 6, 1987 – Jazz on Jackson

Lester Stephens & the Modern Traditional Jazz Band with Ikey Robinson

Lester Stephens, drums/ Allen Mahone, trumpet; Ray Thomas, trombone; Charles Lane, clarinet; Emmanual Williams, piano; Raymond Nelson, bass; Ikey Robinson, banjo, guitar

Emmanuel Cranshaw Quintet

Emmanuel Cranshaw, vibes/ Bobby Broom, guitar; Jodie Christian, piano; Larry Gray, bass; Robert Shy, drums

Mike Smith Quintet with Nat Adderley

Nat Adderley, cornet; Mike Smith, alto sax/ Ron Friedman, trumpet; Brad Willaims, piano; Miles Hahn, bass; Robert Shy, drums

              Sunday, September 6, 1987 – Petrillo Bandshell

Curtis Robinson Quartet with Lenny Lynn

Curtis Robinson, guitar/ Lenny Lynn, vocals; Chris Foreman, organ; Greg Rockingham, drums

Victor Parra & the Mambo Express All-Stars

Victor Parra, congas, vocals/ Don Acri, tenor sax, flute; Samuel Del Real, piano; Sergio Cruz, bass and violin; Don Woodville, bass and trombone; Jose Rendon, congas; Connie Perrusquia, Eli Gutierrez, timbales, vocals

Joanne Brackeen Quartet

Joanne Brackeen, piano/ Gary Bartz, alto sax; Cecil McBee, bass; Al Foster, drums

Dexter Gordon and the Round Midnight Band

Dexter Gordon, tenor sax/ Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Cedar Walton, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Billy Higgins, drums

Stephane Grappelli

Stephane Grapelli, violin/ Marc Fosset, guitar; John Burr, bass

The Leaders

Lester Bowie, trumpet; Arthur Blythe, alto sax; Chico Freeman, tenor sax; Kirk Lightsey, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Don Moye, drums


              1988 Chicago Jazz Festival

Wednesday, August 31, 1988, 6 p.m. – Petrillo Bandshell

Joe Williams

Joe Williams, vocals / Eddie Johnson, tenor sax; Henry Johnson, guitar; Norman Simmons, piano; Bob Badgely, bass; Gerryck King, drums


Alejo Poveda, leader, percussion/ Mark Ohlsen, trumpet; Steve Eisen, saxes; Ernie Denov, Fareed Haque, guitars; Chris “Hambone” Cameron, keyboards; Howard Levy, piano, harmopnica, mandolin; Eric Hochberg, bass; Ruben Alvarez, Joe Rendon, percussion

Precious, Too: A Tribute to Chicago Jazz Masters Earl Hines, Red Saunders, Walter Dyett

Sonny Turner, trumpet, director/ Paul Serrano, Sonny Covington, trumpets; John Watson, Dicky Harris, Samuel Walton, trombones; Bill Atkins, James Scales, George Dixon, Earl Crossley, Mwata Bowden, saxes; Earma Thompson, piano; Duke Groner, bass; Roland Faulkner, guitar; Kansas Fields, drums; Everett Green, Joan Walton, vocals

Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson

Stan Getz, tenor sax; J.J. Johnson, trombone/ Kenny Barron, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Victor Lewis, drums

The Art Ensemble of Chicago

Lester Bowie, trumpet; Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, woodwinds; Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass; Famoudou Don Moye, drums; all, percussion

              Thursday, September 1, 1988, 6 p.m. – Petrillo Bandshell

The Marshall Vente Project

Marshall Vente, composer, piano/ Nick Drozdoff, Art Davis, trumpets; Steve Berry, trombone; Chip Gdalman, Jim Massoth, Jeff Newell, reeds; Frank Dawson, guitar; Scott Mason, bass; Isi Perez, drums; Alejo Poveda, percussion; Anna Dawson, vocals

Henry Johnson Quartet

Henry Johnson, guitar/ Bob Long, piano; Frank Russell, bass; Robert Gates, drums

Dorothy Donegan Trio

Dorothy Donegan, piano/ Larry Gray, bass; Joel Spencer, drums

Ira Sullivan and Eddie Harris

Ira Sullivan, trumpet, flute, saxophones; Eddie Harris, tenor sax/ Chris Anderson, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums

Lionel Hampton Big Band

with Lionel Hampton, vibes/

              Friday, September 2, 1988 – Jazz on Jackson

              A Concert Dedicated to Louis Armstrong

Don Bennett Quintet

Don Bennett, piano/ Carmell Jones, trumpet; Steve Grant, tenor sax; Richard Brown, bass; Darryl Brown, drums

The Salty Dogs

Lew Green, cornet; Kim Cusack, clarinet; Tom Bartlett, trombone; John Cooper, piano; Jack Kuncl, banjo; Mike Walbridge, tuba; Wayne Jones, drums; Carol Leigh, vocals

Eddie Harris and Von Freeman: Battle of the Saxes

Eddie Harris, Von Freeman, tenor saxes/ Jodie Christian, piano; Richard Brown, bass; Steve McCall, drums

              Friday, September 2, 1988 – Petrillo Bandshell

Patricia Barber Trio

Patricia Barber, piano, vocals/ Michael Arnopol, bass; Mark Walker, drums

Phil Cohran and Circle of Sound

with Phil Cohran, trumpet, Frankiphone, arranger, composer/ Gene Easton, tenor sax; Sister Maia Hubert, Sister Aquilla Sadalla

Pancho Sanchez Band

Pancho Sanchez, conga drums/ Sal Cracchiolo, trumpet; Kenny Goldberg, flute, saxes; Art Velasco, trombone; Charlie Otwell, piano; Tony Banda, bass; Ramon Banda, timbales; David Romero, bongos and percussion

Bob Wilber: A Tribute to Benny Goodman

with Bob Wilber, clarinet, leader/ Randy Sandke, trumpet; Ken Peplowski, Loren Schoenberg, tenor saxophones; Mark Share, piano

Sonny Rollins, tenor sax

Clifton Anderson, trombone; Mark Soskin, piano; Jerome Harris, electric bass; Marvin “Smitty” Smith, drums

              Saturday, September 3, 1988  Jazz on Jackson

              A Concert Dedicated to Benny Goodman

The Swingtet

Chuck Hedges, clarinet, leader/ Duane Thamm, vibes; Bobby Roberts, guitar; John Bany, bass; Johnny Feren, drums

Fareed Haque Quartet

Fareed Haque, guitar/ John Adair, saxes; Rob Amster, bass; David Derge, drums

Clifford Jordan and Edward Peterson: Battle of the Saxes

Clifford Jordan, Ed Peterson, tenor saxes/ Willie Pickens, piano; Dan Shapera, bass; Robert Shy, drums

              Saturday, September 3, 1988 – Petrillo Bandshell

Wallace Burton Trio

Wallace Burton, piano/ Penny Pendleton, bass; Isaac “Redd” Holt, drums

James Perkins Ensemble featuring Regina Brown

James Perkins, flute, saxes, leader; Regina Brown, vocals/ Neal Artwick, piano; Marvin Sewell, guitar; Ronald T. Hall, bass; Vern Allisno, drums

Giorgio Gaslini Quintet (Italy)

Giorgio Gaslini, piano/ Roberto Ottaviano, Claudio Fasoli, saxes; Bruno Tommasso, bass; Giampiero Prina, drums

Sun Ra and his Arkestra

with Sun Ra, composer, arranger, keyboards/ Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, saxophones

Johnny Griffin Quartet and Guests

Johnny Griffin, tenor sax/ Von Freeman, John Gilmore, Eddie Harris, Clifford Jordan, E. Parker McDougal, Ed Peterson, tenor saxophones; Michael Weiss, piano, Dennis Irwin, bass; Kenny Washington, drums

              Sunday September 4, 1988 – Jazz on Jackson

              A Concert Dedicated to Gene Ammons

The Giants of Jazz

Truck Parham, bass, leader/ Lucius Washington, tenor sax; Dean Meyers, piano; Kansas Fields, drums

Red Cooper’s Sharps and Flats

Thurman “Red” Cooper, guitar/ Tony Eaton, violin, tenor sax; Lewis Ball, organ, Phil Cooper, drums; Billy Edwards, vocals

Johnny Griffin and Ira Sullivan: Battle of the Saxes

Johnny Griffin, Ira Sullivan, tenor saxes/ Junior Mance, piano; Kelly Sill, bass; Robert Barry, drums

              Sunday, September 4, 1988 – Petrillo Bandshell

Chicago Public Schools All-City Jazz Ensemble

with Willie Naylor (chairman, Chicago Vocational High School music department), director/

Bud Freeman-Art Hodes-Doc Cheatham All-Stars

Doc Cheathan, trumpet; Bud Freeman, tenor sax; Art Hodes, piano/ Frank Chace, clarinet; Eddie DeHaas, bass; Barrett Deems, drums

Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Orchestra

Charlie Haden, bass, leader/ Carla Bley, composer; Stanton Davis, Tom Harrell, trumpets; Ray Anderson, trombone; Sharon Freeman, french horn; Joe Daley, tuba; Ken McIntyre, Dewey Redman, Joe Lovano, saxes; Mick Goodrick, guitar; Geri Allen, piano; Paul Motian, drums

Andrew Hill Quartet with Clifford Jordan

Andrew Hill, piano, composer/ Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Rufus Reid, bass; Ben Riley, drums

Ernestine Anderson

with Ernestine Anderson, vocals/

Herbie Hancock Quintet

Herbie Hancock, piano/Ernie Watts, tenor sax; Buster Williams, bass; Al Foster, drums


              1989 Chicago Jazz Festival

Thursday, August 31, 1989 – Petrillo Bandshell

Barrett Deems Big Band

with Barrett Deems, drums/

Bethany Pickens Quintet

Berthany Pickens, piano/ Rod McGaha, trumpet; Ron Blake, tenor sax; Mendai, bass; Toby Williams, drums

Giovanni Tommaso Quintet

Giovanni Tommaso, bass/ Paolo Fresu, Flavio Boltro, trumpets; Danilo Rea, piano; Roberto Gatto, drums

Benny Carter/ Further Definitions

Benny Carter, alto sax/ Phil Woods, alto sax; Frank Wess, Eddie Johnson, tenor saxophones; John Collins, guitar; Jodie Christian, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; Gus Johnson, drums

Betty Carter

with Betty Carter, vocals/

              Friday, September 1, 1989 – Jazz on Jackson

Cooper-Dogan Quintet

Jim Cooper, vibes; Bob Dogan, piano/ Art Davis, trumpet; Dan DeLorenzo, bass; George Fludas, drums

Damon Short Quintet

Damon Short, drums, composer/ Chuck Burdelik, Jeff Newell, saxophones; Jim Yanda, guitar; Larry Kohut, bass

Frank Wess

Frank Wess, tenor sax/ Willie Pickens, piano; Dan Shapera, bass; Robert Shy, drums

              Friday, September 1, 1989 – Petrillo Bandshell

              A Tribute to Max Roach

Franz Jackson-Truck Parham-Kansas Fields-Rozelle Claxton with special guest Art Hodes

with Franz Jackson, reeds; Rozelle Claxton, Art Hodes, piano; Truck Parham, bass; Kansas Fields, drums/

Art Hoyle Quintet with Francine Griffin

Art Hoyle, trumpet/  Francine Griffin, vocals; Ed Petersen, tenor sax; Brad Williams, piano; John Whitfield, bass; Robert Shy, drums

World Saxophone Quartet

Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake, David Murray, saxophones


Max Roach, drums/ Roy Brooks, Fred King, Joe Chambers, Omar Clay, Freddie Waits, Warren Smith, Ray Mantilla, percussion

Max Roach’s Double Quartet

Max Roach, drums/ Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet; Odean Pope, sax; Tyrone Brown, bass; and Uptown String Quartet: Diane Monroe, Lesa Terry, violins; Maxine Roach, viola; Eileen Folson, cello

              Saturday, September 2, 1989 – Jazz on Jackson

Diane Delin

Diane Delin, violin/ Bobby Schiff, piano; Al Ehrich, bass; Steve Davis, drums

Nidawo Gideon Foli Alorwoyie – African-American Unity Ensemble

with Gideon Foli Alorwoyie, percussion/

Sam Rivers

Sam Rivers, woodwinds/ Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass; Hamid Drake, drums

              Satuday, September 2, 1989 – Petrillo Bandshell

Mark Colby-Frank Caruso

Mark Colby, sax; Frank Caruso, keyboards/ Thoms Kini, bass; Morris Jennings, drums; DeDe Sampaio, percussion

Serrano, Fricano, Jones, & Goode

Paul Serrano, Guy Fricano, Carmell Jones, Brad Goode, trumpets/ Jodie Christian, piano; Dennis Carroll, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums

Martial Solal, solo piano

Hank Crawford- Jimmy McGriff

with Hank Crawford, alto sax; Jimmy McGriff, organ/

Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Superband

Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet/ Jon Faddis, Claudio Roditi (Brazil), trumpets; Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, trombones; James Moody, Paquito D’Rivera (Cuba), Mario Rivera (Cuba), Sam Rivers, saxophones; Danilo Perez (Panama), piano; Ed Cherry, guitar; John Lee, bass; Ignacio Berroa, drums; Giovanni Hidalgo (Puerto Rico), Airto Moreira (Brazil), percussion; Flora Purim (Brazil), vocals

              Sunday, September 3, 1989 – Jazz on Jackson

Louisiana Jazz Repertory Ensemble

Fred Starr, clarinet, C-melody sax/ Charlie Fardella, cornet; Tom Ebbert, trombone; John Royen, piano; John Chaffe, banjo, mandolin; Walter Payton, bass, tuba; John Joyce, drums

Bunky Green Quintet

Bunky Green, alto sax/ Paul serrano, trumpet; Stu Katz, piano; Larry Gray, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums

Charles Earland-Jimmy McGriff

Charles Earland, Jimmy McGriff, organs/ Clarence Wheeler, tenor sax; Bobby Broom, guitar; Zim, drums

              Sunday, September 3, 1989, Petrillo Bandshell

Chicago Public Schools All-City High School Jazz Ensemble

with Dr. Willie Naylor, director/

Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble

same personnel as Sept. 3 Jazz on Jackson opening act

Fred Anderson Quartet

Fred Anderson, tenor sax/ Bill Brimfield, trumpet; Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass; Ajaramu, drums

Stan Tracey Quintet

Stan Tracey, piano, composer/ Art Themen, Alan Skidmore, saxophones; Roy Babbington, bass; Clark Tracey, drums

Freddie Hubbard-Joe Henderson with the Walter Davis, Jr. Trio

with Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Walter Davis, Jr., piano/

Jimmy Smith All-Star Jam Session

Jimmy Smith, organ/ Lou Donaldson, alto sax; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Grady Tate, drums


              1990 Chicago Jazz Festival

Thursday, August 30, 1990 – Petrillo Bandshell

Freddy Cole – Tribute to Nat King Cole

Freddy Cole, vocals, piano/ Boots Robinson, tenor sax; Ed Zad, guitar; Eddie Edwards, bass; Greg Rockingham, drums

Marcin Januskiewicz’ Chicago Coalition

Marcin Januskiewicz, piano/ Ryan Shultz, bass trumpet; Jerry DiMuzio, tenor and soprano saxes; Jim Cooper, vibes; Nick Tountas, bass; Charles Braugham, drums; Alejo Poveda, percussion


Ruben Alvarez, percussion/ John Goldman, flute, saxes; Jose Valdez, keyboards; Caleb Drake, bass; Jose Rendon, Samuel Torres, percussion

Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham and the Sweet Baby Blues Band

Jeannie Cheatham, piano, vocals; Jimmy Cheatham, trombone, arranger/ Snooky Young, trumpet; Curtis Peagler, Ricky Woodard, Ed “Dinky” Morris, saxophones; George “Red” Callendar, bass; John “Ironman” Harris, drums

Miles Davis

Miles Davis, trumpet/ Kenny Garrett, sax; Rich Patterson, guitar; Kei Akagi, keyboards; Foley, bass; Ricky Wellman, drums; John Bigham, percussion

              Friday, August 31, 1990 – Jazz on Jackson

Bill Harrison Quintet

Bill Harrison, bass/ Steve Smyth, trumpet; James Gailloreto, sax; John Moulder, guitar; Jeff Stitely, drums

Cozy Eggleston and His Jazz Review

Cozy Eggleston, tenor sax/ Marie Stone, alto sax; Karl Johnson, organ; Bruce Neil, guitar; Ken Sampson, drums

Oliver Jones Trio

Oliver Jones, piano/Michel Cloutier, bass; Bernard Primeau, drums

              Friday, August 31, 1990 – Petrillo Bandshell

Paul Smoker Trio

Paul Smoker, trumpet/ Drew Gress, bass; Phil Haynes, drums

The Champaign Connection featuring Rachael Lee

Rachael Lee, vocals; Steve Jensen, trumpet; John Watson, trombone; Ron Dewar, sax; Earma Thompson, piano; Brian Benson, bass; Phil Gratteau, drums

Buck Clayton and His Swing Band

Buck Clayton, arranger, leader/ Byron Stripling, Randy Sandke, John Eckert, trumpets; Matt Finders, Bobby Pring, trombones; Jerry Dodgion, Frank Wess, Doug Lawrence, Joe Temperley, saxophones; Dick Katz, piano; James Chirilo, guitar; Lynn Seaton, bass; Dennis Mackrel, drums

Albert Manglesdorff Quartet

Albert Manglesdorff, trombone/ Wolfgang Dauner, keyboards; Dieter Ilg, bass; Wolfgang Haffner, drums

McCoy Tyner Big Band

McCoy Tyner, piano/ Virgil Jones, Earl Gardner, Kamau Adlifu, trumpets; John Clark, french horn; Robin Eubanks, Steve Turre, trombones; Howard Johnson, tuba; Ricky Ford, Junior Cook, Joe Ford, Doug Harris, saxophones; Avery Sharpe, bass; Aaron Scott, drums; Steve Thornton, percussion

              Saturday, September 1, 1990 – Jazz on Jackson

Ed Petan Trio with Cy Touff and Ryan Shultz

Ed Petan, piano/ Cy Touff, Ryan Shultz, bass trumpets; Stu Miller, bass; Bob Rummage, drums

One Family Band

Evod Magek, vocals, director/ Walter Henderson, trumpet; Duke Payne, reeds; George Lewis, trombone; Calvin “Koko” Brunson, keyboards; Oscar “Bobo” Brown III, bass; Curtis Prince, drums

Bud Shank Quartet

Bud Shank, alto sax, flute/ Mike Kocour, piano; Kelly Sill, bass; Joel Spencer, drums

              Saturday, September 1, 1990 – Petrillo Bandshell

Akio Sasajima

Akio Sasajima, guitar/ Ron Blake, sax; Peter Saxe, synthesizer; Mike Kocour, piano; Steve Rodby, bass; Joel Spencer, drums

Shirley Horn Trio with Buck Hill

Shirley Horn, vocals, piano; Buck Hill, tenor sax/ Charles Ables, bass; Steve Williams, drums

Mandingo Griot Society

Foday Musa Suso, kora, kalimba, dousongoni, percussion/ Abdul Hakeen, guitar; Calvin “Coco” Brunson, keyboards; Joseph Thomas, bass; Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph, percussion; Isatou Walker, vocals

Mingus Dynasty

Jack Walrath, trumpet; John Burtis, trombone; John Handy, alto sax; George Adams, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Victor Lewis, drums

Epitaph by Charles Mingus

Gunther Schuller, conductor/ Jack Walrath, Lew Soloff, Byron Stripling, Melton Mustafa, Earl Gardner, trumpets; Eddie Bert, Sam Burtis, Art Baron, Paul Fralise, Wayne Andre, Dave Taylor, trombones; John Handy, Alex Foster, George Adams, Bob Steen, Robert Rosenberg, Gary Smulyan, saxophones; Michael Rabinowitz, bassoon; Dale Kleps, contrabass clarinet; Don Butterfield, tuba; Jack Wilkins, guitar; Steve Nelson, vibes; John Hicks, Mulgrew Miller, pianos; Rufus Reid, Edwin Schuller, basses; Victor Lewis, drums; Warren Smith, Joe Passaro, percussion

              Sunday, September 2, 1990 – Jazz on Jackson

Gene Esposito’s Gennaro

Gene Esposito, piano, arranger/ Art Davis, trumpet; Pete O’Neil, saxes; Jim Cooper, vibes; Bill Terry, bass; Phil Gratteau, drums; Ken Gueno, percussion

Hal Russell N-R-G Ensemble

Hal Russell, tenor and soprano saxes, trumpet, vibes, drums/ Mars Williams, tenor and soprano saxes, didgeridoo; Brian Sandstrom, bass, guitar, trumpet; Kent Kessler, bass, didgeridoo; Steve Hunt, drums, vibes, didgeridoo

Buck Hill

Buck Hill, tenor sax/ Stu Katz, piano; Larry Gray, bass; George Hughes, drums

              Sunday, September 2, 1990 – Petrillo Bandshell

Chicago Public Schools All-City High School Jazz Ensemble

with Dr. Willie Naylor (Chicago Vocational H.S. music department chairman), director/

Rebirth Brass Band

Kermit Ruffin, Derek Wiley, Derek Shezbie, trumpets; Keith Anderson, Stafford Agee, trombones; John Gilbert, tenor sax; Philip Frazier, tuba; Keith Frazier, Ajay Mallerie, drums

Oscar Brown, Jr. and OB3

with Oscar Brown, Jr., vocals; Oscar Brown III, bass, director/ Calvin “Koko” Brunson, keyboards

Bengt Berger/Chapter Seven (Sweden)

Bengt Berger, percussion/ Ivo Nilsson, trombone; Lennart Aberg, Thomas Gustafson, Roland Keijser, saxophones; Anders Jormin, Sergei Muchin, basses; Anders Kjellberg, drums

Shorty Rogers and His Giants featuring Bud Shank

Shorty Rogers, trumpet, flugelhorn, composer/ Bud Shank, Jack Nimitz, Lanny Morgan, saxophones, flutes; Pete Jolly, piano; Charles Berghofer, bass; Sherman Ferguson, drums

Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra

Muhal Richard Abrams, composer, piano/ Jack Walrath, Ron Tooley, Valery Ponomarev, Eddie Allen, trumpets; Dick Griffin, Alfred Patterson, Bill Lowe, Jack Jeffers, trombones; Patience Higgins, Marty Ehrlich, Eugene Ghee, Bobby Eldridge, Alex Foster, reeds; Rufus Reid, bass; Reggie Nicholson, drums; Warren Smith, percussion; Bernard Mixon, drums

Horace Silver Quintet

Horace Silver, piano, composer/ Michael Mossman, trumpet; Ralph Bowen, tenor sax; Clarence Seay, bass; Yoron Israel, drums


              1991 Chicago Jazz Festival

              Thursday, August 29, 1991

Algiers Brass Band

Ruddley Thibodeaux, Frank Hooper, trumpets; Walter Moore, trombone; Joseph “Toot” Smith, clarinet; Sidney Wyche, Norwood Sutton, saxophones; Frank “Jo Friday” Bedell, sousaphone; Ferdinand “Nippy” Polite, snare drum; Dorance “Chauncey” Harrison, bass drum

Ramsey Lewis and Dr. Billy Taylor

Ramsey Lewis, Dr. Billy Taylor, pianos

William Russo and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble featuring Lee Konitz

Bill Russo, composer, arranger, conductor; Lee Konitz, alto sax/

Vandy Harris and the Front Burners

Vandy Harris, tenor sax/ Robert Griffin, trumpet; Jodie Christian, piano; Yosef Ben Israel, bass; Hamid Drake, drums

Marilyn Crispell Trio

Marilyn Crispell, piano/ Reggie Workman, bass; Gerry Hemingway, drums

Wynton Marsalis Septet

Wynton Marsalis, trumpet/ Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Wes Anderson, alto sax; Todd Williams, tenor and soprano saxes; Farid  Barron, piano; Reginald Veal, bass; Herlin Riley, drums

              Friday, August 30, 1991 – Jazz on Jackson


Steve Hashimoto, electric bass, composer/ Mark Messing, Michael Levin, reeds; Kathy Kelly, vibes; Mike Smith, guitar; Heath Chappell, drums

Swing Summit

Steve Jensen, trumpet; Russ Phillips, trombone/ Kim Cusack, clarinet; Dave Bany, guitar; John Bany, bass; Paul Wertico, drums; Jeannie Lambert, vocals

 New Horizons Ensemble

Ernest Khabeer Dawkins, saxes/ Ameen Muhammad, trumpet; Steve Berry, trombone; Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass; Reggie Nicholson, drums

Lee Konitz with the Laurence Hobgood Trio

Lee Konitz, alto sax; Laurence Hobgood, piano/Dan Anderson, bass; Paul Wertico, drums

              Friday, August 30, 1991 – Petrillo Bandshell

Johnny Frigo Quartet

Johnny Frigo, violin/ Joe Vito, piano, Jim Atlas, bass; Rick Frigo, drums

Lorez Alexandria and the John Young Trio

Lorez Alexandria, vocals; John Young, piano/ Michael Barnett, bass; George Hughes, drums

Gary Burton Quintet

Gary Burton, vibes/Don McCaslin, sax; Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitar; Baron Browne, bass; Martin Richards, drums

Ray Anderson Quartet

Ray Anderson, trombone/ Simon Nabatov, piano; Mark Helias, bass; Dion Parson, drums

Jay McShann, Milt Hinton, Claude Williams, Buddy Tate, Bobby Durham

Jay McShann, piano/ Buddy Tate, tenor sax; Claude “Fiddler” Williams, violin; Milt Hinton, bass; Bobby Durham, drums

              Saturday, August 31, 1991 – Jazz on Jackson

Eddie Johnson-Paul Serrano Quintet

Paul Serrano, trumpet; Eddie Johnson, tenor sax/ John Young, piano; Eddie DeHaas, bass; George Hughes, drums

Kathy Kelly & Vibrafon

Kathy Kelly, vibes/ Neal Seroka, guitar; Steve Hashimoto, bass; Heath Chappell, drums

Reggie Willis and Visions

Reggie Willis, bass/ Riley Mullins, trumpet; Rubin Cooper, Pat Mallinger, saxophones; Anthony Wonsey, keyboards; Jim Erickson, drums

Michel Cloutier Trio

Michel Cloutier, bass/ Warren Bernhardt, piano; Jim Hirschfield, drums

              Saturday, August 31, 1991 – Petrillo Bandshell

Paul Wertico’s “Quintet Thing”

Paul Wertico, drums/ Orbert Davis, trumpet; Peter Balin, sax; Jim Trompeter, piano; Eric Hochberg, bass; guest Chico Freeman, tenor sax

C. Wardell Reese and the Jazz Motivators

Wardell Reese, tenor sax/ Robert Zimmerman, trombone; Roland Faulkner, guitar; Chris Foreman, organ; Marvin Jones, drums; Marvinetta Woodley, vocals


Enrico Rava (Italy), trumpet; Franco D’Andrea (Italy), piano; Miroslav Vitous (USA, formerly Czechoslovakia), bass; Daniel Humair (Switzerland), drums

Abbey Lincoln Quartet

Abbey Lincoln, vocals/ Rodney Kendrick, piano; Billy Johnson, bass; Mark Jonson, drums

The Chicago Cantata by George Gruntz

Comissioned by the Chicago Jazz Festival; composed by George Gruntz (Switzerland), piano, conductor/ Sterling Plumpp, lyrics; Lester Bowie, Franco Ambrosetti (Switzerland), trumpets; Ray Anderson, trombone; Howard Johnson, tuba, baritone sax; Von Freeman, Mwata Bowden, saxophones; Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass; Reggie Nicholson, drums; Norfleets, vocals; Lincoln Family, vocals; Billy Branch, harmonica, vocals; Roebuck “Pop” Staples, guitar, vocals; Carl Weathersby, guitar; Sunnyland Slim, piano

              Sunday, September 1, 1991 – Jazz on Jackson

Kelly Brand Quartet featuring Ron Dewar

Kelly Brand, piano/ Ron Dewar, sax; Kelly Sill, bass; Phil Grateau, drums

Edwin Sanchez Septet

Edwin Sanchez, piano/ Brian Finn, trumpet; Steve Eisen, sax, flute; Mike Rivera, bass; Luis Rosario, drums, timbales; Joe Rendon, Benjamin Alvarez, congas, percussion

Edwin Petersen Quintet featuring Fareed Haque

Edwin Petersen, tenor sax/ Fareed Haque, guitar; Laurence Hobgood, piano; Rob Amster, bass; Jim Widlowski, drums

Danny Barker’s Palm Court Jazz Band

Danny Barker, guitar, banjo/ Greg Stafford, cornet; Lester Caliste, trombone; Pud Brown, sax and clarinet; Richard Thompson, piano; Dewey Sampson, bass; Ernie Elly, drums; Bobby Davis, dancer

              Sunday, September 1, 1991 – Petrillo Bandshell

East St. Louis Lincoln Senior High School Jazz Band

with Ronald Carter, director/

Judy Roberts Quartet

Judy Roberts, piano, vocals/ Neal Seroka, guitar; Jim Cox, bass; Phil Gratteau, drums

Ralph Moore Quintet

Ralph Moore, tenor sax/ Steve Nelson, vibes; Renee Rosnes, piano; Billy Drummond, bass; Peter Washington, drums

Yosuke Yamashita solo piano

Elvin Jones’ Jazz Machine

Elvin Jones, drums/ Sonny Fortune, Ravi Coltrane, saxophones; Willie Pickens, piano; Chip Jackson, bass

 Hugh Masekela

with Hugh Masekela, trumpet/


              1992 Chicago Jazz Festival

Treme Brass Band

“Uncle” Lionel Batiste, bass drum/ Kenneth Terry, trumpet; Corey Henry, trombone; Butch Gomez, soprano sax; Milwaukee Fats, tuba; Jerry Barber, percussion

              Friday, September 4, 1992 – Petrillo Bandshell

Mike Smith Quintet

Mike Smith, alto sax/ Ron Friedman, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jimmy Ryan, piano; John Whitfield, bass; Bob Rummage, drums

Bobby Broom Trio

Bobby Broom, guitar/Dennis Carroll, bass; Larry Banks, drums

Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval, trumpet/ Kenny Anderson, tenor sax; Felix Gomez, piano; John Rivers, bass; Aaron Serfati, drums

Diane Schuur

Diane Schuur, piano, vocals/ Robert Hines, bass; Jim Rupp, drums

Spyro Gyra

Jay Beckenstein, sax/ Dave Samuels, vibes; Julio Fernandez, guitar; Tom Schuman, keyboards; Scott Ambush, bass; Joel Rosenblatt, drums

              Saturday, September 5, 1992 – Petrillo Bandshell

Frank Glover Quartet (Indianapolis)

Frank Glover, clarinet/ Claude Sifferlen, piano; Ken Gotschall, bass; Ron Brinson, drums

Jeff Stitely Group

Jeff Stitely, drums/ Ryan Shultz, bass trumpet; John McLean, guitar; Larry Kohut, bass

Jam A’Chording to Hoyle

Arthur Hoyle, trumpet; James Scales, alto sax; Boots Robinson, Duke Payne, tenor saxophones; Earma Thompson, piano; Bill Yancey, bass; Robert Barry, drums

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Kahil El’Zabar, percussion/ Edward Wilkerson, saxophones, clarinet; Joseph Bowie, trombone

Louis Bellson & the NIU Jazz Ensemble

with Louis Bellson, drums; Ron Modell, director/

Mel Torme

Mel Torme , vocals/ John Colianni, piano; John Leitham, bass; Donny Osborne, drums

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins, tenor sax/ Clifton Anderson, trombone; Jerome Harris, guitar; Mark Soskin, keyboards; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Victor See-Yuen, percussion

              Sunday, September 6, 1992

Bethany Pickens Quintet

Bethany Pickens, piano/ Rod McGaha, trumpet; Ron Blake, tenor sax; Larry Gray, bass; Perry Wilson, drums

Jim Beebe’s Chicago Jazz featuring Franz Jackson

Jim Beebe, trombone; Franz Jackson, clarinet, tenor sax/ Bob Neighbor, trumpet; Joe Johnson, piano; Jimmy Johnson, bass; Rusty Jones, drums

Patricia Barber Trio

Patricia Barber, vocals, piano/ Michael Arnopol, bass; Jeff Stitely, drums

La Confidencia

Jaki Byard solo piano, alto sax

Randy Weston’s Spirits of Our Ancestors

Randy Weston, piano/ Benny Powell, trombone; Talib Kibwe, Billy Harper, saxophones; Jamil Nasser, bass; Clyde Lucas, drums; Neil Clark, percussion

Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy

Lester Bowie, trumpet/ Earl Gardner, Eddie E.J. Allen, Gerald Brazel, trumpets; Vincent Chancey, french horn; Frank Lacy, Luis Bonilla, trombones; Bob Stewart, tuba; Vinnie Johnson, drums; Famoudou Don Moye, percussion


              1993 Chicago Jazz Festival

The Original Pin Stripe Brass Band

Wardell Lewis, Grand Marshall; Brice Miller, George Johnson, trumpets; Jeffery Herbert, trombone; Mark Smith, tuba; Ricky Paulin, clarinet; Dwight Miller, sax; Oscar Washington, bass drum; Herbert A. McCarver III, snare drum

              Friday, September 10, 1993 – Petrillo Bandshell

Charles Earland

Charles Earland, organ/ Todd Herbert, sax; Dave Sampson, guitar; Gerryck King, drums

Nnenna Freelon

Nnenna Freelon, vocals/ Anthony Wonsey, piano; Ron McWhorter, bass; Ron Savage, drums

8 Bold Souls

Edward Wilkerson, composer, tenor sax, clarinet/ Robert Griffin, trumpet; Isaiah Jackson, trombone; Aaron Dodd, tuba; Mwata Bowden, britone sax, clarinet; Naomi Millender, cello; Harrison Bankhead, bass; Dushun Moseley, drums

Alvin Batiste and Doc Cheatham

Doc Cheatham, trumpet; Alvin Batiste, clarinet/ James Williams, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Herman Jackson, drums

Bobby Watson and the Tailor Made Big Band

Bobby Watson, alto sax, arranger; Jon Faddis, musical director, trumpet/ Ryan Kisor, Melton Mustafa, Terrell Stafford, trumpets; Tim Williams, Andre Adkins, Jack Schatz, Matt Haviland, trombones; Mike Migliori, Bill Saxton, Jim Hartog, Ed Jackson, Rich Rothenberg, saxophones; Edward Simon, piano; Essiet Essiet, bass; Victor Lewis, drums; Ray Mantilla, percussion

              Saturday, September 11, 1993 – Jackson Stage

Ken Vandermark Trio

Ken Vandermark, saxophones/ Kent Kessler, bass; Michael Zerang, drums

Remembering Art Hodes: Reginald Robinson and Erwin Helfer

Reginald Robinson, solo piano, composer; Erwin Helfer, solo piano

Tribute to Ed Crilly: Kenny Hing with Art Hoyle, Eddie Johnson, Larry Novak, John Whitfield, and Wilbur Campbell

Kenny Hing, sax/ Art Hoyle, trumpet; Eddie Johnson, tenor sax; Larry Novak, piano; John Whitfield, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums

              Saturday, September 11, 1993 – Petrillo Bandshell

Monk’s Dream

Mike Kocour, organ; Steve Million, piano; Robert Shy, drums

E. Parker McDougal Quintet

E. Parker McDougal, tenor sax/ Burgess Gardner, trumpet; Jodie Christian, piano; Larry Gray, bass; Al Green, drums

Count Basie Orchestra directed by Frank Foster

Frank Foster, director/ Derrick Gardner, Robert Ojeda, Michael P. Williams, Scotty Barhnart, trompets; William Hughes, Melvin Wanzo, Clarence L. Banks, Robert Trowers, trombones; Doug Miller, Danny Turner, John C. Williams, Kenny Hing, Manny Boyd, saxophones; George Caldwell, piano; Charlton Johnson, guitar; Cleveland Eaton, bass; David Gibson, drums

The Ellingtonians

Sir Roland Hanna, piano, leader/ Johnny Coles, trumpet; Britt Woodman, trombone; Norris Turney, Harold Ashby, Joe Temperley, saxophones; Rufus Reid, bass; Grady Tate, drums

Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Orchestra with the Chicago Children’s Choir

Charlie Haden, bass, leader; Carla Bley, arranger, composer; Langston Hughes poem “Dream Keeper”: Chicago Childrens Choir/ Tom Harrell, Earl Gardner, trumpets; Ray Anderson, trombone; Sharon Freeman, french horn; Joe Daley, tuba; Joe Lovano, Javon Jackson, Ken McIntyre, saxophones; Mick Goodrick, guitar; Amina Claudine Myers, piano; Paul Motian, drums

BOSE Music To The Ears! Laser Show

              Sunday, September 12, 1993 – Jackson Stage

Jeff Newell Quartet

Jeff Newell, woodwinds/ Steve Million, piano; Larry Kohut, bass; Rick Vitek, drums

Eddie Calhoun and Friends

Eddie Calhoun, bass/ Boots Robinson, tenor sax; John Watson, trombone; Jodie Christian, piano; Phil Thomas, drums
Sir Roland Hanna, solo piano

              Sunday, September 12, 1993 – Petrillo Bandshell

East St. Louis High School Jazz Band with special guest Oliver Lake

with Ron Carter, director; Oliver Lake, alto sax/

Orbert Davis Quartet

Orbert Davis, trumpet/ Robert Harris, piano; Marlene Rosenberg, bass; Ernie Adams, drums

Jane Bunnett Quintet

Jane Bunnett, soprano sax/ Larry Kramer, trumpet; Chucho Valdes, piano; Kieran Overs, bass; Billy Hart, drums

Teddy Edward and the Central Avenue All-Stars

Teddy Edwards, tenor sax/ Conte Candoli, trumpet; Buddy Collette, alto sax; Lou Levy, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Larance Marable, drums

Horace Tapscott Orchestra with Teddy Edwards and Arthur Blythe

Horace Tapscott, piano/ Oscar Brashear, trumpet; Thurman Green, trombone; Arthur Blythe, alto sax; Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Roberto Miranda, bass; Fritz Wise, drums

Dr. John & Friends with special guest Donald Harrison

Dr. John, piano, vocals; Donald Harrison, alto sax/ Jamil Sharif, Charlie Miller, trumpets; Alvin “Red” Tyler, Eric Traub, saxophones; Tommy Moran, guitar; David Barard, bass; Freddie Staehle, drums; Chief Smiley Ricks, percussion


              1994 Chicago Jazz Festival

The Pinettes Brass Band

Tenisha Thompson, Sheri Dominguez, Toyah Adams, trumpets; Janelle Massey, Erinn Thompson, trombones; Jewel Davis, Nia Lassere, saxophones; Janine Waters, tuba; Nazaren Hartman, Cassandra French, Jeffrey Herbert, drums

              Thursday, September 2, 1994 – Petrillo Bandshell

Barrett Deems Big Band

Barrett Deems, drums/ Chuck Parrish, Mike McLaughlin, Brad Goode, Pete Ellman, trumpets; Audrey Morrison, Loren Binford, Scott Roberts, Craig Kaucher, trombones; Richie Corpolongo, Jane Johnson, Mike Levin, Tim McNamara, Barry Winograd, saxophones; Duane Thamm, vibes; Ron Curtis, guitar; Wilson McKindra, bass

David Sanchez Quartet

David Sanchez, sax/ Danilo Perez, piano; Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Leon Parker, drums

Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble

Ernest Dawkins, sax/ Ameen Muhammad, trumpet; Steve Berry trombone; Jeffrey Parker, guitar; Yosef Ben Israel, bass; Avreeayl Ra, drums

Terence Blanchard Quartet: A Billie Holiday Tribute

Terence Blanchard, trumpet/ Bruce Barth, piano; Chris Thomas, bass; Troy Davis, drums; Jeanie Bryson, vocals

Horace Silver and the Silver/Brass Ensemble with special guest Red Holloway

Horace Silver, piano, composer/ Gregory Gisbert, Ron Stout, tumpets; Suzette Moriarty, french horn; George Bohanon, trombone; Maurice Spears, bass trombone; Red Holloway, tenor sax; Bob Maize, bass; Carl Burnett, drums

              Saturday, September 3, 1994 – Jackson Stage

David Kikoski Trio

David Kikoski, piano/ Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Leon Parker, drums

Andy Goodrich Quintet

Andy Goodrich, sax/ Odies Williams, trumpet; John Young, piano; John Whitfield, bass; George Hughes, drums

A Tribute to Jimmy Yancey: Detroit Jr. and Joe Johnson, solo pianos

Teddy Edwards-Harold Land: West Coast Tenors

Teddy Edwards, Harold Land, tenor saxophones/ Jodie Christian, piano; John Whitfield, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums

              Saturday, September 3, 1994 – Petrillo Bandshell

Kevin Mahogany

Kevin Mahogany, vocals/ Jeff Newell, sax; James Weidman, piano; Marlene Rosenberg, bass; Mark Walker, drums

Fletcher Basington Orchestra

Art Hoyle, trumpet, co-leader; Dick Wang, co-leader/ Sonny Cohn, Bobby Lewis, Danny Barber, trumpets; Russ Philips, John Watson, Edwin Williams, Mike Meyers, trombones; Chris Lega, Bill Adkins, Ron Dewar, Eddie Johnson, Ron Kolber, saxophones; Brad Williams, piano; John Whitfield, bass; Bob Cousins, drums

Marian McPartland Trio with Mary Fettig

Marian McPartland, piano/ Mary Fettig, alto sax; Jim Cox, bass; Charles Braugham, drums

Jon Jang and the Pan Asian Orchestra 

Jon Jang, composer, piano/Liu Qi-Chao, suona, erhu, sheng; James Newton, flute; John Worley Jr., trumpet; Jeff Cressman, trombone; Melecio Magdaluyo, Francis Wong, Jim Norton, reeds; Mark Izu, bass; Anthony Brown, drums; Zhang Yan

Fathers & Sons: Freemans and Redmans

Dewey Redman, Joshua Redman, Von Freeman, Chico Freeman, saxophones/ Brad Mehldau, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Gregory Hutchinson, drums

              Sunday, September 4, 1994 – Jackson Stage

Bill McFarland and the Chicago Horns

Bill McFarland, trombone/ Kenny Anderson, trumpet; Hank Ford, tenor sax; Sam Soda, piano; Mike Staron, bass; Rick Vitek, drums

Rex Richardson Quintet with special guest Hinda Hoffman

Rex Richardson, trumpet/ Mike Pendowski, sax; Sam Struyk, piano; Larry Kohut, bass; Dana Hall, drums; Hinda Hoffman, vocals

Dewey Redman

Dewey Redman, sax; Harrison Bankhead, bass; Hamid Drake, drums

              Sunday, September 4, 1994 – Petrillo Bandshell

Chuck Hedges Swingtet

Chuck Hedges, clarinet/ Duane Thamm, vibes; Dave Bany, guitar; John Bany, bass; Charles Braugham, drums

Arthur Taylor’s Wailers

Arthur Taylor, drums/ Abraham Burton, alto sax; Mark Carey, piano; Billy Johnson, bass; Patato Valdez, percussion

Fred Anderson Reunion Band

Fred Anderson, tenor sax/ Bill Brimfield, trumpet; George Lewis, trombone; Douglas Ewart, Edward “Kidd” Jordan, woodwinds; Harrison Bankhead, bass; Hamid Drake, drums

Houston Person and Etta Jones

Etta Jones, vocals; Houston Person, tenor sax/ Stan Hope, piano; Peter Martin Weiss, bass; Chip White, drums

Milt Jackson Quartet and Bobby Hutcherson

Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, vibes/ James Williams, piano; Bob Cranshaw,. bass; Kenny Washington, drums

Gerald Wilson Orchestra

Gerald Wilson, composer, arranger, conductor/ Snooky Young, Oscar Brashear, Ron Barrows, Bob Clark, trumpets; George Bohanon, Thurman Green, Ira Nepus, Maurice Spears, trombone; Teddy Edwards, Harold Land, John Stephes, Scott Mayo, Randall Willis, saxophones; Anthony Wilson, guitar; Brian O’Rourke, piano; Trey Henry, bass; Mel Lee, drums;


              1995 Chicago Jazz Festival

High Steppers Brass Band from New Orleans

Daryl Fields, tuba/ Tannon Williams, Chad Brown, Willie Williams, trumpets; Herbert Stevens, Toliver Jenkins, trombones; Albert Davis, sax; Derek Tabb, snare drum; Christopher James, bass drum

              Friday, September 1, 1995 – Petrillo Bandshell

Kurt Elling and Trio New featuring Edward Petersen

Kurt Elling, vocals/ Edward Petersen, tenor sax; Laurence Hobgood, piano; Eric Hochberg, bass; Paul Wertico, drums

Stanley Turrentine Sextet with special guest Javon Jackson

Stanley Turrentine, Javon Jackson, tenor saxophones/ Henry Johnson, guitar; Kenny Drew Jr., piano; Charles Fambrough, bass; Cecil Brooks III, drums

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson,vocals/ Charles Burnham, viola and mandolin; Brandon Ross, guitar; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Lance Carter, bass; Jeff Haynes, drums

Jackie McLean-Bobby Hutcherson Quintet

Jackie McLean, alto sax; Bobby Hutcherson,vibes/ Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Reggie Workman, bass; Billy Higgins, drums

              Saturday, September 2, 1995 – Jackson Stage

Jeff Newell’s New Trad Octet

Jeff Newell, reeds/ Orbert Davis, trumpet; Ryan Schultz, bass trumpet; John McLean, guitar; Steve Million, piano; Rob Amster, bass; Rick Vitek, drums

“Remembering Sunnyland Slim”: Steve Behr and Pinetop Perkins, solo pianos

Joel Spencer-Kelly Sill Quartet

Kelly Sill, bass; Joel Spencer, drums/ Chris Potter, saxophone; Gary Dial, piano

Eddie Palmieri Octet

Eddie Palmieri, piano/ Brian Lynch, trumpet; Conrad Herwig, trombone; Donald Harrison, sax; John Benitez, bass; Jose Claussell, timbales; Richie Flores, congas; Paoli Meijias, bongo

              Saturday, September 2, 1995 – Petrillo Bandshell

George Freeman Quartet featuring Von Freeman

George Freeman, guitar/ Von Freeman, piano; Eric Hochberg, bass; Michael Raynor, drums

Jackie Allen

Jackie Allen vocals/ Larry Harris, piano; Jim Cox, bass; Phil Gratteau, drums

Lou Donaldson

Lou Donaldson, alto sax, vocals/ Peter Bernstein, guitar; Dr. Lonnie Smith, organ; Fukushi Tainaka, drums

Ellis Marsalis Trio with Nicholas Payton

Ellis Marsalis, piano; Nicholas Payton, trumpet/ Roland Gerin, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums

Henry Threadgill Very Very Circus Plus

Henry Threadgill, woodwinds/ Mark Taylor, french horn; Tony Cedras, accordion; Brandon Ross, Ed Cherry, guitars; Edwin Rodriguez, Jose Davila, tubas; Pheeroan akLaff, drums; Sentienla Toy, drums

              Sunday, September 3, 1995 – Jackson Stage

NRG Ensemble

Chuck Burdelik, alto sax; Mars Williams, Ken Vandermark, tenor saxophones; Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello; Brian Sandstrom, bass, trumpet, electric guitar; Kent Kessler, bass; Steve Hunt, drums, vibes

Ajaramu’s Sound in Rhythm

Ajaramu, drums/ Bill Brimfield, trumpet; Ari Brown, Arthur Taylor, Paul Fenner, saxophones; Jim Baker, piano; Michael Cristol bass

“A Tribute to Floyd McDaniel”: The Blues Swingers with Elijah Levi

Dave Clark, tenor sax/

Elijah Levi, vocals; Kirk Garrison, trumpet; Paul Mundy, Martin “Van” Kelly, saxophones; Donny Nichilo, piano; Bill Yancey, bass; Phil Thomas, drums

Jodie Christian and the Front Line

Jodie Christian, piano/ Sonny Cohn, trumpet; Norris Turney, alto sax; Eddie Johnson, tenor sax; Larry Gray, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums

              Sunday, September 3, 1995 – Petrillo Bandshell

Willie Pickens Trio with the Chicago Children’s Choir

Willie Pickens, piano; Chicago Children’s Choir/ Marlene Rosenberg, bass; Robert Shy, drums

Marcin Januskiewicz’s Chicago Coalition

Marcin Januskiewicz, piano/ Ryan Schultz, bass trumpet; Jerry DiMuzio, saxophones; Jim Cooper, vibes; Nick Tountas, bass; Charlie Braugham, drums; Alejo Poveda, percussion

Muhal Richard Abrams Experimental Band Reunion

Muhal Richard Abrams, conductor, piano/ Leo Smith, Eddie E.J. Allen, trumpets; George Lewis, trombone; Anthony Braxton, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Threadgill, saxophones; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Amina Claudine Myers, keyboards; Leonard Jones, bass; Reggie Nicholson, drums

John Scofield Quartet with special guest Eddie Harris

John Scofield, guitar; Eddie Harris, tenor sax/ Larry Goldings, keyboards; Dennis Irwin, bass; Bill Stewart, drums

75 and Still Count’n: Clark Terry and Friends

Clark Terry, trumpet/ Harry “Sweets” Edison, trumpet; Britt Woodman, trombone; Norris Turney, alto sax; Frank Wess, tenor sax; John Campbell, piano, Larry Gray, bass; Charlie Braugham, drums


              1996 Chicago Jazz Festival

Algiers Brass Band from New Orleans

              Friday, August 30, 1996 – Jackson Stage

Steve Cooper’s “Tribute to Red Nichols”

Steve Cooper, trumpet/ Don Sohan, trumpet; Don Dygert, Bob Skallerup, trombones; Bob McNulty, Don Kramer, John Otto, clarinets, saxophones; Ron Omland, piano; Ed Kalfas, bass; Bob Cousins, drums

Southport All-Stars

Bradley Parker-Sparrow, piano; Joanie Pallatto, vocals/ Bobby Lewis, trumpet; Michael Mason, flute; Paulinho Garcia, George Freeman, Dave Onderdonk, Frank Portolese, guitars; Tatsu Aoki, bass; April Aloisio, vocals; Michael Raynor, drums

Ghanatta Internationale

Don Boadi, vocals, guitar/ Mahamudu Iddrisu, sax; Anna Lomu, keyboards; Henry Heine, bass; George Mills, drums; Marc Vaughn, congas; Joe DeArchiso, vocals

Candoli Brothers

Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, trumpets/ Lou Levy, piano; John Whitfield, bass; Robert Shy, drums

              Friday, August 30, 1996 – Petrillo Music Shell

Ahmad Jamal

with Ahmad Jamal, piano/

Ari Brown Quartet

Ari Brown, tenor and soprano sax/ Kirk Brown, piano; Yosef Ben Israel, bass; Avreeayl Ra, drums

The Chicago Sound Revisited: A Tribute to Wilbur Ware

Bunky Green, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Junior Mance, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Wilbur Campbell, drums

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals/ Thierry Eliez, piano; Hein Van De Gein, bass; Chris Strik, drums

Groovin’ High: Dizzy Gillespie 50th Anniversary Big Band

Jon Faddis, trumpet, director/ Milt Jackson, vibes; James Moody, tenor sax; Cecil Payne, baritone sax; and Lew Soloff, Orbert Davis, Art Hoyle, David Spencer, trumpets; Dick Wilson, Edwin Williams, Mike Young, trombones; Mike Smith, Ari Brown, Sonny Seals, saxophones; Dick Oatts, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Lewis Nash, drums

              Saturday, August 31, 1996 – Jazz on Jackson Stage

Eric Alexander-Lin Halliday Sextet with special Guest Cecil Payne

Eric Alexander, Lin Halliday, Cecil Payne, saxophones/ Harold Mabern, piano; John Ore, bass; Joe Farnsworth, drums

Tribute to Jan and Little Brother Montgomery with Wallace Burton and Dave Green solo pianos

Riccardo Luppi Quartet (Italy)

Riccardo Luppi, saxophone/ Stefano Battaglia, piano; Paolino Dalla Porta, bass; Francesco Sotgiu, drums

Jeannie & Jimmie Cheatham’s Sweet Baby Blues Band

Jeannie Cheatham, vocals, piano; Jimmy Cheatham, trombone/ Nolan Smith, trumpet; Herman Riley, Louis Taylor, Ernie Fields, saxophones; Richard Reid, bass; John “Ironman” Harris, drums

              Saturday, August 31, 1996 – Petrillo Music Shell

Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble: Farewell Tribute to Ron Modell

with Ron Modell, director/ Lou Marini, sax

Victor Parra’s Mambo Express

Victor Parra, percussion/ Steve Hawkins, trumpet; Gregorio Aguirre, trombone, vocals; Albert Martinez, flute; Steve Gibbons, violin; Jimmy Hernandez, piano; James Abe, bass; Eric Carillo, conga; Connie Parra, timbales, vocals

Leon Parker Quartet

Leon Parker, drums/ Steve Wilson, alto sax; Ed Howard, bass; Natalie Cushman, percussion

Sketches of Spain by Gil Evans: Chicago Jazz Ensemble

William Russo, director/ David Spencer, Chuck Parrish, Scott Hall, Rex Richardson, trumpets; Audrey Morrison, Fritz Hocking, trombones; Mike Buckwalter, Jeff Tollefson, Beth Mazur, french horns; Dan Anderson, tuba; David Young, Tyrone Tatum, Tom Bulgram, Jim Gailloreto, Jim McNamara, reeds; Streve Hartman, harp; James Cammack, bass; Frank Parker, drums; John Stuart, Bob Everson, percussion

Marcus Roberts Nonet

Marchus Roberts, piano/ Marcus Printup, Randall Heywood, trumpets; Vincent Gardner, trombone; Ted Nash, clarinet; Steven Riley, Richard Brown, saxophones; David Grossman, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums

              Sunday, September 1, 1996 – Jazz on Jackson

John Brumbach-Ron Dewar Quintet

John Brumbach, Ron Dewar, saxophones/ Alan Batts, organ; John Abrams, bass; Robert Shy, drums

Laurence Hobgood Trio

Laurence Hobgood, piano/ Eric Hochberg, bass; Paul Wertico, drums

Jim Baker Trio with special guest Fred Anderson

Jim Baker, piano; Fred Anderson, tenor sax/ Kent Kessler, bass; Hamid Drake, drums

Everett Greene Quintet

Everett Greene, vocals/ Eddie Johnson, tenor sax; John Young, piano; John Whitfield, bass; Gerryck King, drums

              Sunday, September 1, 1996 – Petrillo Music Shell

Frank Chace Quintet

Frank Chace, clarinet/ Dan Stiernberg, Curt Morrison, guitars; Jim Cox, bass; Bob Cousins, drums

Chris Foreman Quartet

Chris Foreman, organ/ Kimberley Gordon, vocals; Diane Ellis, sax; Mike Alamana, guitar; Greg Rockingham, drums

Roy Haynes Quintet

Roy Haynes, drums/ Donald Harrison, Don Braden, saxophones; Dave Kikoski, piano; Ed Howard, bass

Carla Bley Big Band

Carla Bley, conductor, keyboards / Lew Soloff, Earl Gardner, Ryan Kisor, Miles Evans, trumpet; Gary Valente, Keith O’Quinn, Luis Bonilla, Earl McIntyre, trombones; Dave Liebman (special guest), Vincent Herring, Alex Foster, Gary Smulyan, George Young, saxophones; Pete Levin, synthesizer; Steve Swallow, electric bass; Dennis Mackerel, drums

Music from the film Kansas City

Nicholas Payton, Steven Bernstein, James Zollar, trumpets; Art Baron, Curtis Fowlkes, trombones; Don Byron, Jesse Davis, David Murray, David “Fathead” Newman, saxophones; Mark Whitfield, guitar; Cyrus Chestnut, piano; Brad Jones, bass; Victor Lewis, drums


              1997 Chicago Jazz Festival

Original Pinstripe Brass Marching Band (New Orleans)

Wardell Lewis, Grand Marshall; George Johnson, Brice Miller, Raymond Jones, trumpets; Jeffrey Herbert, Samuel Venable, Robert Harris, Dwayne Paulin, trombones; Mark Smith, tuba; Ricky Paulin, clarinet; Leonard Blair, Dwight Miller, saxophones; Terrance Hilliard, Damion Wheeler, bass drums; Herbert A. McCarver III, snare drums

              Thursday, August 28, 1997 – Petrillo Bandshell

Billy Taylor Trio

Billy Taylor, piano; Chip Jackson, bass; Steve Johns, drums


Richard Pillot, bass, leader/ Willie Garcia, sax, flute; Mrk Jacobi, vibes; Edwin Sanchez, piano; Ruben Alvarez, Joe Rendon, Jose Gregorio, Juan Fuentes, percussion

Joe Henderson Quartet

Joe Henderson, tenor sax/ Conrad Herwig, trombone; George Mraz, bass; Jason Marsalis, drums

Mingus Big Band

Randy Brecker, Ryan Kisor, Earl Gardner, Alex Sipiaguine, trumpets; Earl McIntyre, Luis Bonilla, Clark Gayton, trombones; Steve Slagle, Vincent Herring, Seamus Blake, John Stubblefield, Ronnie Cuber, saxophones; Kenny Drew Jr., piano; Andy McKee, bass; Gene Jackson, drums

              Friday, August 29, 1997 – Petrillo Bandshell

Juli Wood Quintet featuring Mel Rhyne

Juli Wood, saxophones/ Mike Piog, trumpet; Mel Rhyne, organ; Dave Bayloes, drums; Duma Saafir, congas

Myra Melford Quintet

Myra Melford, piano, composer/ Dave Douglas, trumpet; Chris Speed, clarinet, sax; Erik Friedlander, cello; Michael Sarin, drums

Ferre Brothers

Boulou Ferre, Elios Ferre, guitars; Christophe Le Van, bass; Gerard Faroux, drums

Jackie McLean Sextet

Jackie McLean, alto sax/ Raymond Williams, trumpet; Steve Davis, trombone; Allan Palmer, piano; Phil Bowler, bass; Eric McPherson, drums

Illinois Jacquet Big Band

Illinois Jacquet, tenor sax/ Riley Mullins, Dennis Reynolds, Winston Byrd, Mark McGowan, trumpets; Earlie Braggs, Michael Grey, Danny Tomassone, trombones; Tom Olin, Joey Cavaseno, Julian Pressley, Arthur Daniels, Gerald Dunn, saxophones; Nicholas Walker, bass; Dwayne Cook Broadnax, drums

              Saturday, August 30, 1997 – Jazz on Jackson

Ameen Muhammad’s Chicago 3-D

Ameen Muhammad, trumpet/ Maia Hubert, vocals, multiple instruments; Ari Brown, tenor sax; Yosef Ben Israel, bass; Dushun Moseley, drums

Tribute to Lil Hardin Armstrong with Allen Batts and Earma Thompson solo pianos

Rich Corpolongo Quartet

Rich Corpolongo, sax/ Larry Luchowski, piano; Eric Hochberg, bass; Mike Raynor, drums

Jackie Cain & Roy Kral

Jackie Cain, vocals; Roy Kral, piano, vocals/ John Whitfield, bass; Charles Braugham, drums

              Saturday, August 30, 1997 – Petrillo Bandshell

Marshall Vente’s Project 9+

Marshall Vente, piano, composer, arranger/ Terry Connell, Steve Schneck, trumpets; John Mose, trombone; Jeff Newell, Jim Massoth, Chip Gdalman, reeds; Frank Dawson, guitar; Scott Mason, bass; Isidro Perez, drums; Anna Dawson, vocals

Steve Turre Sextet

Steve Turre, trombone, conch shells/ Regina Carter, violin; Akua Dixon, cello; Stephen Scott, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Lewis Nash, drums

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Big Band

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, guitar, violin, vocals/ Bernard Floyd, Bobby Campo, Jamil Sharif, trumpets; Rick Trolsen, John Touchy, Brian O’Neill, Mike Sutter, trombones; Ray Moore, Eric Demmer, Warren Bell, Tony Dagradi, Eric Traub, Anthony Frigo, saxophones; Joe Krown, piano, organ; Harold Floyd, bass; David Peters, drums

Nicholas Payton Quintet: Salute to Louis Armstrong (in memory of Doc Cheatham)

Nicholas Payton, trumpet/ Jesse Davis, alto sax; Anthony Wonsey, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; Adonis Rose, drums

75th Birthday Tribute to Von Freeman

Von Freeman, tenor sax/ Brad Goode, trumpet; Chico Freeman, Rudy Mahanthappa, saxophones; George Freeman, guitar; John Young, Jodie Christian, pianos; Rob Amster, bass; Mike Raynor, drums; Betty Reynolds, Kurt Elling, vocals

              Sunday, August 31, 1997 – Jazz on Jackson


Maia Hubert, vibes, flute, percussion; Shanta Nurullah, bass, sitar, mbira (thumb piano); Niki Mitchell, flute, percussion; Aquilla Sadalla, clarinets, percussion; Coco Elysses, percussion; everyone, vocals

Willie Pickens Quintet

Willie Pickens, piano/ Tito Carillo, trumpet; Todd Herbert, tenor sax; Larry Gray, bass; Robert Shy, drums

Roy Rubenstein’s Chicago Hot Six

Roy Rubenstein, trombone/ Bob Neighbor, trumpet; Norrie Cox, clarinet; Mike Miller, piano; Dick Pierce, bass; Hank Tausend, drums

Mark Murphy with special guest Kurt Elling

Mark Murphy, Kurt Elling, vocals/ Brad Williams, piano; Eric Hochberg, bass; Bob Rummage, drums

              Sunday, August 31, 1997 – Petrillo Bandshell

Rob Mazurek’s Underground Orchestra

Rob Mazurek, cornet/ Sara P. Smith, trombone; Jeff Parker, guitar; Chris Lopes, bass; Chad Taylor, drums

Ruby Braff Quintet

Ruby Braff, cornet/ John Bunch, piano; Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar; Michael Moor, bass; Jim Gwin, drums

Bernie McGann Trio (Australia)

Bernie McGann, alto sax/ Lloyd Swanton, bass; John Pochee, drums

Betty Carter

Betty Carter, vocals/ Bruce Flower, piano; Curtis Lundy, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums

Salute to the Motor City

Marcus Belgrave, trumpet; Charles McPherson, alto sax; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Rodney Whitaker, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums


              1998 Chicago Jazz Festival

Algiers Brass Band (New Orleans)

Ruddley Thibodeaux, leader, trumpet/ Thaddeus Ford, trumpet; Andrew Galbiati, trombone; Joseph Smith, clarinet; Curtis Johnson, Sidney Wyche, saxophones; Frank Bedell, sousaphone; Joseph Williams, bass drum; Frank Oxley, snare drum

              Thursday, September 3, 1998 – Petrillo Music Shell

Eric Schneider-Eddie Johnson Quintet

Eric Schneider, alto sax; Eddie Johnson, tenor sax/ John Young, piano; Larry Kohut, bass; Charlie Braugham, drums

McCoy Tyner, beautiful solo piano

Nancy Wilson Remembers Cannonball Adderley

Nancy Wilson, vocals/ Longineau Parsons, trumpet; Mike Smith, alto sax; Llew Matthews, piano; John B. Williams, bass; Roy McCurdy, drums

              Friday, September 4, 1998 – Petrillo Music Shell

The Awakening

Ken Chaney, piano/ Frank Gordon, trumpet; Ari Brown, tenor sax; Steve Galloway, trombone; Reggie Willis, bass; Arlington Davis Jr., drums

Irakere (Cuba)

Dionisio Rodriguez, piano, musical director/ Julie Veranes, Basilio Marquez Richards, trumpets; Roman  O’Reilly, Irving Sierra, saxophones; Carlos Tabares, Jorge Chicoy, guitars; Luis Valdes Cortes, keyboards; Jesus “Chucho” Valdes, piano; Narciso Hernandez, bass; Adel Gomez, Enrique Garcia, percussion; Mayra Rodriguez, Maikel Fajardo, vocals             

Branford Marsalis Quartet

Branford Marsalis, sax/ Kenny Kirkland, piano; Eric Revis, bass; Jeff “Tain” Watts, drums

              Saturday, September 5, 1998 – Jazz on Jackson

Karl Montzka Quartet

Karl Montzka, organ/ Ryan Schultz, bass trumpet; John McLean, guitar; Eric Montzka, drums

Andy Goodrich Quartet

Andy Goodrich, alto sax/ Tony Mojica, trumpet; Jodie Christian, piano; Larry Gray, bass; Robert Shy, drums

Tribute to Albert Ammons: Paul Asaro and Jon Weber, solo pianos

Frank Lacy and Charles Davis with the Willie Pickens Trio

Frank Lacy, trombone; Charles Davis, sax/ Willie Pickens, piano; Larry Gray, bass; Robert Shy, drums

              Saturday, September 5, 1998 – Petrillo Music Shell

Andy Bey with special guest Geraldine DeHaas

Andy Bey, vocals, piano/ Geraldine DeHaas, vocals; Pat O’Leary, bass; Greg Bandy, drums

Lee Konitz and Martial Solal

Lee Konitz, alto sax; Martial Solal, piano

Shadow Vignettes with special guests Von Freeman and Fred Anderson

Edward Wilkerson Jr., composer, conductor; Von Freeman, Fred Anderson, tenor saxophones/ David Spencer, Ameen Muhammad, Rod McGaha, Robert Griffin, trumpets; Sam Walton, Greg Frizell, Isaiah Jackson, Steve Berry, trombones; Vandy Harris, Ernest Khabeer Dawkins, Mwata Bowden, James Perkins, Ari Brown, woodwinds; Gerald Powell, tuba; Harrison Bankhead, Yosef Ben Israel, bass; Reggie Nicholson, Dushun Moseley, Enoch Williamson, percussion; Phyllis McKenny, Don Lawson, Terrrance Gray, violins; Naomi Millender, cello; Maia Hubert, harp, percussion, vocal; Rita Warford, Bernard Mixon, singers

Roy Hargrove Sextet

Roy Hargrove, trumpet/ Sherman Irby, alto sax; Frank Lacy, trombone; Larry Willis, piano; Gerald Cannon, bass; Willie Jones III, drums

              Sunday, September 6, 1998 – Jazz on Jackson

Terry Callier and Beyond

Terry Callier, guitar, vocals/ Rich Fudoli, sax; Dave Onderdonk, guitar; Eric Hochberg, bass; Penn Mcgee, drums

Jose Valdes Latin Jazztet

Jose Valdes, piano/ Tito Carillo, trumpet; Kevin Quayle, trombone; Chuck Desorme, sax; Cal Drake, bass; Jose Frau, timbsales; Rey Reyes, congas; Joe Lacour, bongos; Sonia Perez, vocals

NRG Ensemble

Chuck Burdelik, Mars Williams, saxophones; Brian Sandstrom, trumpet, guitar, bass; Kent Kessler, bass; Steve Hunt, drums, vibes

John Campbell Trio with Ed Petersen

John Campbell, piano; Ed Petersen, tenor sax/ Kelly Sill, bass; Joel Spencer, drums

              Sunday, September 6, 1998 – Petrillo Music Shell

Grazyna Auguscik

Grazyna Auguscik, vocals/ John McLean, guitar; Dan Trudell, organ; Eric Hochberg, bass; Eric Montzka, drums; Ruben Alvarez, percussion

Tribute to Sun Ra in Chicago with special guest Marshall Allen

Art Hoyle, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Marshall Allen, James Scales, Charles Davis, Mwata Bowden, woodwinds; Jodie Christian, piano; Richard Evans, bass; James Herndon, Robert Barry, percussion

Lou Donaldson Quartet

Lou Donaldson, alto sax/ Peter Bernstein, guitar; Dr. Lonnie Smith, organ; Kenny Washington, drums

Chico O’Farrill Orchestra: Randy Weston’s “African Sunrise”

Arturo “Chico” O’Farrill, director; Claudio Roditi, trumpet; Billy Harper, tenor sax; Victor Lewis, drums/ Victor Paz, Jim Seeley, Kenny Rampton, Matt Hilgenberg, trumpets; Angel “Papo” Vasquez, Gary Valente, Avi Lebo, Jack Jeffers, trombones; Mike Migliore, Peter Brainin, Marshall MacDonald, James Cozier, Pablo Calogero, reeds; Arturo O’Farrill Jr., piano; Andy Gonzalez, bass; Horacio “El Negro”  Hernandez, Joe Gonzalez, Roland Guerrero, percussion


              1999 Chicago Jazz Festival

Algiers Brass Band

Ruddley Thibodeaux, leader/ Thaddeus Ford, trumpet; Joseph Smith, Clarinet; Curtis Johnson, sax; Andrew Galbiati, trombone; Frank Bedell, tuba; Joseph Williams, bass drum; Frank Oxley, snare drum

Mama Digdown’s Brass Band

with Eric Jacobson, Roc Ohly, leaders

              Thursday, September 2, 1999 – Chicago Cultural Center

Danilo Perez solo piano

              Thursday, September 2, 1999 – Petrillo Music Shell

 Chick Corea and Origin with Gary Burton

with Chick Corea, keyboards; Gary Burton, vibes/

Henry Johnson

Henry Johnson, guitar/ Norman Simmons, piano; Larry Gray, bass; Ernie Adams, drums

Count Basie Orchestra

with Grover Mitchell, trombone, leader/ Allyn Ferguson, arranger;William Hues, Clarence Banks, trombones; John Williams, Kenny Hing, saxophones; Butch Miles, drums 

              Friday, September 5, 1999 – Chicago Cultural Center

Sam Rivers Trio

Sam Rivers, solo woodwinds, piano 

              Friday, September 3, 1999 – Petrillo Music Shell

A Tribute to Thomas A. Dorsey by Maggie Brown, vocals

George Freeman Trio featuring Chris Foreman

with George Freeman, guitar/ Chris Foreman, organ

John Zorn’s Masada

with John Zorn, sax/ Dave Douglas, trumpet; Greg Cohen, bass; Joey Baron, drums

Legends of Jazz: Tommy Flanagan, Johnny Griffin, Phil Woods

with Tommy Flanagan, piano; Phil Woods, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax/

              Saturday, September 4, 1999 – Jazz on Jackson

Marlene Rosenberg Quartet

with Marlene Rosenberg, bass/

A Tribute to Hoagy Carmichael

Richard Sudhalter, trumpet/ Cory Jamison, vocals; John Otto, Jim Beebe, Jon Weber, John Whitfield, Greg Sergo

Barrelhouse Chuck, Stu Katz solo pianos

Frank Catalano Quartet with special guest Von Freeman

with Frank Catalano, Von Freeman, saxophones/

              Saturday, September 4, 1999 – Junior Jazz

Jackie Allen – Scat Workshop

Jackie Allen, scat singing

Kuntu Drama Ensemble – African Stories and Chants

Quraysh Ali Lansana, executive director/ Emily Hooper Lansana, Glenda Baker, storytellers, actors; Niki Mitchell, flute; Orisegun Olomidun, percussion 

Grupo Folklorico International – Latin American Dance

              Saturday, September 4, 1999 – Petrillo Music Shell

Combs-Novak Sextet

with Larry Combs, clarinet; Larry Novak, piano/

Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

with Lavay Smith, vocals/

Sam Rivers Orchestra with special guests Ray Anderson & Hamiet Bluiett

with Sam Rivers, director/ Ray Anderson, trombone; Hamiet Bluiett, baritone sax;

Danilo Perez Trio with Special Guests “Suite for the Americas”

Comissioned by the Chicago Jazz Festival; composed by Danilo Perez, piano; with Steve Lacy, soprano sax


              Sunday, September 5, 1999 – Jazz on Jackson

Beltway to Bronzeville by Ernest Dawkins, performed by Gallery 37 Jazz

with Ernest Dawkins, director/ Hamiet Bluiett, baritone sax

Joanie Pallatto Quintet

with Joanie Pallatto, vocals/ George Freeman, guitar

DKV Trio with Hamiet Bluiett and Ray Anderson

Ray Anderson, trombone; Hamiet Bluiett, baritone sax; Ken Vandermark, tenor sax; Kent Kessler, bass; Hamid Drake, drums

This One’s for Blanton: Sir Roland Hanna and Rufus Reid play Ellington

Sir Roland Hanna, piano; Rufus Reid, bass

              Sunday, September 5, 1999 – Junior Jazz

The Rhythm Tellers – Latin, Afro-Cuban Influences

Debi Winston-Buzil, Manny Bances, Marvin Tate, Carlos Cornier, stories, songs, dances

Maggie Brown – Legacy: Our Wealth of Music

Maggie Brown, vocals

Howard Levy – History of the Harmonica

Howard Levy, harmonica

              Sunday, September 5, 1999 – Petrillo Music Shell

              A Celebration of Duke Ellington at 100

Fletcher Basington Orchestra with special Guest Herb Jeffries

Arthur Hoyle, trumpet, co-director; Richard Wang, co-director/ Herb Jeffries, vocals; Mark Olen, Kirk Garrison, Richard Leister, Orbert Davis, trumpets; Scott Bentall, Audrey Morrison, T.S. Galloway, Tracy Kirk, trombones; Chris Lega, Eric Schneider, Ron Dewar, Ron Kolber, Eddie Johnson, saxophones;

Brad Williams, piano; Dan DeLorenzo, bass; Bob Cousins, drums

The Duke’s Men with special guest Britt Woodman

Art Baron, trombone, leader; Britt Woodman, trombone/ Norris Turney, Bill Easley, Joe Temperley, saxophones; Richard Wyands, piano; Earl May, bass; Vinnie Johnson, drums; Ira Hawkins, vocals

Marian McPartland Trio with special guests Willie Pickens, Judy Roberts, and Jodie Christian

Marian McPartland, piano/ Willie Pickens, Judy Roberts, Jodie Christian, pianos

Far East Suite by Duke Ellington, played by the Asian-American Jazz Orchestra

with Anthony Brown, director/


              2000 Chicago Jazz Festival

Indians of the Nation

Big Chief Smiley Ricks (Wild Renegade Hunters), Wild Man Ivory Holmes, Joseph Prieur (Golden Arrows), Second Chief Troy Young (Mohawk Hunters), Sug Williams (Cheyenne Hunters), Second Chief Howard Miller (Creole Wild West), parading, singing, dancing; Gregory Boyd, conga drums

              Thursday, August 31, 2000 – Chicago Cultural Center

D.D. Jackson  solo piano

              Thursday, August 31, 2000 – Petrillo Band Shell

A Tribute to Wilbur Campbell

Jerry Coleman, Curtis Prince, Robert Shy, Paul Wertico, drums

Henry Johnson Trio with guest Hank Crawford

Henry Johnson, guitar; Hank Crawford, alto sax/ Chris Foreman, organ; Greg Rockingham, drums

Andrew Hill Sextet with special guest Von Freeman

Andrew Hill, piano, composer; Von Freeman, tenor sax/ Ron Horton, trumpet; Aaron Stewart, Marty Ehrlich, saxophones; Scott Colley bass; Nashiet Waits, drums

Dianne Reeves with Stefon Harris

Dianne Reeves, vocals/ Stefon Harris, vibes; Otmaro Ruiz, piano; Reginald Veal, bass; Rocky Bryant, drums

              Friday, September 1, 2000 – Chicago Cultural Center

Joseph Jarman Retrospective

Joseph Jarman, composer, conductor/ Ameen Muhammad, Robert Griffin, trumpets; Steve Berry, trombones; Ernest Dawkins, Mwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson, saxophones; Ari Brown, piano; Harrison Bankhead, bass; Dushun Moseley, Art “Turk” Burton, drums

ICP Orchestra (Netherlands)

Misha Mengelberg, piano; Han Bennink, percussion/ Thomas Heberer, trumpet; Wolter Wierbos, trombone; Ab Baars, Michael Moore, clarinets, saxophones; Mary Oliver, violin; Tristan Honsinger, cello; Ernst Glerum, bass

              Friday, September 1, 2000 – Petrillo Band Shell

Guy Fricano Sextet

Guy Fricano, trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet/ John Arabagon, Jack Barron, saxophones, flutes; David Gordon, piano; Anthony Brock, bass; Michale Fiale, drums

David Murray Octet

David Murray, tenor sax, bass clarinet; Rasul Siddik, Hugh Ragin, trumpets; Craig Harris, trombone; James Spaulding, alto sax; Lafayette Gilchrist, piano; Jaribu Shahid, bass; Mark Johnson, drums

Herbie Hancock: The Gershwin’s World Group

Herbie Hancock, piano/ Eli Degibri, sax; Scott Colley, bass; Teri Lyne Carrington, drums

              Saturday, September 2, 2000 – Jazz on Jackson

Sabertooth Organ Quartet

Cameron Pfiffner, Pat Mallinger, saxophones; Dan Trudell, organ; Ted Sirota, drums

A Tribute to Gene Esposito: Joe Iaco and John Campbell solo pianos

A Jam for Wilbur Campbell

with Ira Sullivan, trumpet, tenor and soprano saxes; Stu Katz, piano, vibes/ Arthur Hoyle, trumpet; Von Freeman, Ari Brown, Eric Schneider, saxophones; Jodie Christian, Willie Pickens, pianos; Marlene Rosenberg, Dan Shapera, Kelly Sill, bass; Ajaramu, Robert Shy, Paul Wertico, drums

              Saturday, September 2 – Junior Jazz

Urban Credo

Andrea Vinson, director/ Students of Antonia Panoja, Roger C. Sullivan, and Whitney M. Young high schools, Chicago, perform African and Caribbean dances

John Santos

John Santos, Latin percussion

Orbert Davis Quartet – A Jazz Experience

with Orbert Davis, trumpet/

              Saturday, September 2, 2000 – Petrillo Band Shell

Bobby Broom Trio

Bobby Broom, guitar/ Dennis Carroll, bass; Dana Hall, drums

Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory

Roscoe Mitchell, woodwinds/ Leroy Jenkins, violin; Spencer Barefield, guitar; Craig Taborn, Matthew Shipp, piano; Jaribu Shahid, Leon Dorsey, bass; Tani Tabbal, Gerald Cleaver, drums

Charles Lloyd Quartet

Charles Lloyd, tenor sax/ John Abercrombie, guitar; Marc Johnson, bass; Billy Higgins, drums

Dave Holland Quintet

David Holland, bass/ Chris Potter, sax; Robin Eubank, trombone; Steve Nelson, vibes; Billy Kilson, drums

              Sunday, September 3, 2000 – Jazz on Jackson

Raices y Suenos (Roots and Dreams) by Ruben Alvarez, played by Gallery 37 Latin Jazz Band

with Ruben Alvarez, composer; David Hernandez, lyrics; Don Skoog, conductor/

Grady Johnson Quintet

Grady Johnson, alto and saxophone, flute/ Dicky Harris, trombone; Roland Faulkner, guitar; Randy Ford, bass; Jim McDonald, drums

Tatsu Aoki’s Miyumi Project with Mwata Bowden

Tatsu Aoki, bass/ Mwata Bowden, baritone sax, clarinets; Robbie Hunsinger, oboe, shenai; Paul Kim, Patti Adashi, Hide Yoshihashi, Japanese percussion instruments

Liquid Soul

Mars Williams, tenor sax/ The Dirty MF, rapper, m.c.; Ajax, disc jockey; Ron Haynes, trumpet; John Janowiak, trombone; Tommy Sanchez, guitar; Ricki Showalter, bass; Don Leall, drums; Newt Cole, percussion

              Sunday, September 3, 2000 – Junior Jazz

Brienn Perry: A Singing, Swinging Vocal Workshop

Brienn Perry, vocals

Shanta: Stories and Songs of African People

Shanta, storyteller, songs, harps, guitars, thumb pianos

Douglas Ewart: Original Instruments and Rhythms

Douglas Ewart, woodwinds and percussion made by Ewart

              Sunday, September 3, 2000 – Petrillo Music Shell

Beyond the Grey Haze by Lester Bowie; the Lester Bowie Tribute Band

Commissioned by the Jazz Institute of Chicago; composed by Lester Bowie; with Byron Bowie, conductor/ Joseph Bowie, trombone; Roscoe Mitchell, alto sax; Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass

Italian Instabile Orchestra (Italy)

Alberto Mandarini, Guido Mazzon, Pino Minafra, trumpets; Lauro Rossi, Giancarlo Chiaffini, Sebi Tremontana, trombones; Martin Mayes, french horn; Carlo Actis Dato, Daniele Cavalcanti, Eugenio Colombo, Gianluigi Travesi ,woodwinds; Renato Geremia, violin, woodwinds; Umberto Petrin, piano; Paolo Damiani, bass; Vincenzo Mazzone, Tiziano, Ricardo Bergerone, percussion 

Batacumbele with special guests Giovanni Hidalgo and Angel “Papo” Vazquez

Angel “Cachete” Maldonado, percussion/ Jerry Medina, trumpet, vocals; Juan Torres, trumpet; Angel “Papo” Vazquez, trombone; Yan Carlos Altima, piano; Edward Rivera, bass; Giovanni Hidalgo, Anthony Carillo, Angel Dueno, percussion; Benjamin Vega, Frances J. Morales, Jimmy Rivera, vocals

Thelonious Monk Orchestra Reunion

Don Sickler, trumpet/ Jack Walrath, trumpet; Eddie Bert, trombone; Howard Johnson, tuba; Steve Lacy, Phil Woods, Harold Land, saxophones; Ronnie Mathews, piano; David Williams, bass; Ben Riley, drums


              2001 Chicago Jazz Festival

              Thursday, August 30, 2001 – Chicago Cultural Center

Jason Moran, solo piano

              Thursday, August 30 – Petrillo Music Shell

Orbert Davis: Happy 100th Birthday, Louis Armstrong!

Orbert Davis, trumpet/ Steve Berry, trombone; Brent Courtney, clarinet; Ryan Cohan, piano; Lorin Cohen, bass; Leon Joyce, drums

Kahil El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio with special guest Pharoah Sanders

Kahil El’Zabar, percussion; Pharoah Sanders, tenor saxophone/ Ari Brown, tenor sax, piano; Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals/ Thierry Eliez, piano; Thomas Bramerie, bass; Terri Lyne Carrington, drums

              Friday, August 31, 2001 – Chicago Cultural Center

Ralph Alessi and Modular Theater

Ralph Alessi, trumpet/ Peter Epstein, sax; Drew Gress, bass; Ted Sirota, drums

              Friday, August 31, 2001 – Petrillo Music Shell

The Three Tenors: Von Freeman, Eric Alexander, Edward Petersen

Von Freeman, Eric Alexander, Edward Petersen, tenor saxophones/ Willie Pickens, piano; Brian Sandstrom, bass; Robert Shy, drums

Kurt Elling Quartet with special guests Orbert Davis, Jim Gailloretto, and Pat Mallinger

Kurt Elling, vocals/ Orbert Davis, trumpet; Jim Gailloretto, Pat Mallinger, saxophones; Laurence Hobgood, piano; Rob Amster, bass; Michael Raynor, drums

An Evening with Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck, piano/ special guest Bill Smith, clarinet; special guest Taylor Eigsti, piano; Bobby Militello, saxophones; Michael Moore, bass; Randy Jones, drums

              Saturday, September 1, 2001 – Jazz and Heritage Family Stage

Ameen Muhammad and the Griot Band: When the Griot Sings

Ameen Muhammad, trumpet/ Mwata Bowden, clarinets, baritone sax; LuiLui Satterfield, electric bass; Avreeayl Ra, drums

Alyo Children’s Dance Theater

Kimosho P. Murphy, director/ Western African dances by elementary-high school age students

Meet Louis Armstrong with Orbert Davis, Franz Jackson, and Ryan Cohan

Orbert Davis, trumpet; Franz Jackson, vocals, tenor sax, clarinet; Ryan Cohan, piano

Rooted: Origins of Now by Tatsu Aoki

Tatsu Aoki, bass, Taiko drum, composer/ Mwata Bowden, Taku Akiyama, Toru Hironaka, saxophones; Jonathan Chen, violin; Hiroshi Eguchi, bass; Jason Matsumoto, Ryan Toguri, Hide Yoshihashi, Taiko drums; Mia Park, drums; Yoko Noge, vocals

              Saturday, September 1, 2001 – Jazz on Jackson

Damon Short Quintet

Damon Short, drums, composer/ Ryan Shultz, bass trumpet; Paul Scea, Chuck Burdelik, saxophones; Kevin Tkacz, bass

Jeremy Kahn, John Young, solo pianos

David Young-Maurice Brown Quintet

David Young, Maurice Brown, trumpets/ Bobby Broom, guitar; Dennis Carroll, bass; Kobie Watkins, drums

Marshall Vente and Project 9 with special guest Billy Harper

Marshall Vente, piano, composer, arranger; Billy Harper, tenor sax/ Terry Connell, Tom Tallman, trumpets, Steve Berry, trombone; John Blane, tuba; Rich Corpolongo, Pat Mallinger, Chip Gdalman, woodwinds; Frank Dawson, guitar; Scott Mason, bass; Isidore Perez, drums; Javier Gonzalez, percussion

              Saturday, September 1, 2001 – Petrillo Music Shell

The David Boykin Expanse

David Boykin, tenor sax, clarinet; Nicole Mitchell, flute; Jim Baker, piano; Josh Abrams, bass; Isaiah Spencer, drums; Marquecia Jordan, vocals

Bobby Sanabria Big Band

Bobby Sanabria, percussion/ Michael Phillip Mossman, John Walsh, Tim Ouimette, Tanya Darby, trumpets; Dr,. Chris Washburne, Barry Olsen, Joe Fiedler, Dan Levine, trombones; Ricardo Pons, Gene Jefferson, Peter Brainin, Jay Collins, Carl Corwin, saxophones; John DiMartino, piano; Boris Kozlov, bass; Wilson “Chembo” Corniel, Roberto Quintero, Hiram “El Pavo” Remon, percussion

Greg Osby Quartet

Greg Osby, alto sax/ Jason Moran, piano; Calvin Jones, bass; Derrek Phillips, drums

Gerald Wilson Orchestra featuring Teddy Edwards and Anthony Wilson

Gerald Wilson, composer, arranger, director; Teddy Edwards, tenor sax; Anthony Wilson, guitar/

Snooky Young, Carl Saunders, Bijon Watson, Ron Barrows, trumpets; Les Benedict, Isaac Smith, Maurice Spears, Dan Weinstein, trombones; Carl Randall, Louis Van Taylor, Randall Willis, Scott Mayo, Jack Nimitz, saxophones; Brian O’Rourke, piano; Louis Spears, bass; Mel Lee, drums

              Sunday, September 2, 2001 – Jazz and Heritage Family Stage

Bethany Pickens Trio

Bethany Pickens, piano/ Ted Brewer, bass; Dana Hall, drums

A Spiritual Journey Percussion Ensemble

Jendayi P. Anderson, percussion, leader/ Edie Armstrong, Susan E. Ward, SheShe C. Inara, Olabisi, Joyce LaGrone, Vivian Nunn, Patricia Rogers, percussion

Jimmy Payne. Jr. and Sara Payne: Jazz Tap Dance

              Sunday, September 2 – Jazz on Jackson

Katherine Davis Quintet

Katherine Davis, vocals/ Sonny Seals, tenor sax; Joe Johnson, piano; Derrick Polk, bass; Leon Joyce, drums

Kathy Kelly Quartet

Kathy Kelly, vibes/John McLean, guitar; Dan DeLorenzo, bass; Jim Widlowski, drums

The Original Salty Dogs with special guest Franz Jackson

Franz Jackson, tenor sax; Lew Green, cornet; Kim Cusack, clarinet, alto sax; Tom Bartlett, trombone; John Cooper, piano; Jack Kuncl, banjo; Mike Walbridge, tuba; Wayne Jones, drums

Teddy Edwards, tenor sax

with Jodie Christian, piano; Marlene Rosenberg, bass; Robert Shy, drums

              Sunday, September 2, 2001 – Petrillo Music Shell

A Tribute to Milt Hinton by 4 Bassists

John Bany, James Willis, Dan Shapera, John Whitfield, basses

Johnny Frigo Quartet

Johnny Frigo, violin/ Joe Vito, piano; Jim Cox, bass; Rick Frigo, drums

Benny Golson Quintet

Benny Golson, tenor sax/ Curtis Fuller, trombone; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Carl Allen, drums; Eddie Henderson, trumpet joined the band near the end of the set

NDR Big Band (Hamburg, Germany) (NDR=Nord Deutsche Rundfunk [North German Radio])

Dieter Glawischnig, director/ Ingolf Burkhardt, Claus Stotter, Michael Leuschner, Reiner Winterschladen, trumpets; Joe Gallardo, Thomas Loup, Stefan Lottermann, Ingo Lahme, trombones; Fiete Felsch, Peter Bolte, Christof Lauer, Lutz Buchner, Frank Delle, saxophones; Vladyslav Sendecki, piano; Stephan Diez, guitar; Lucas Lindholm, bass; Ian Thomas, Marcio Doctor, drums

Terence Blanchard Quintet with special guest Cassandra Wilson

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Cassandra Wilson, vocal/ Brice Winston, tenor sax; Edward Simon, piano; Derek Nievergeit, bass; Eric Harland, drums




Thursday (Petrillo Bandshell)

David Sanchez Quintet

Patricia Barber

Chico Hamilton & Euphoria, with Special Guests Arthur Blythe and Larry Coryell


Friday (Petrillo Bandshell)

“Fifty Years of Big Band Jazz: A Tribute To Bill Holman” with the Chicago Jazz


Ray Anderson’s Pocket Brass Band

Ahmad Jamal Trio with Special Guest George Coleman


Saturday (Family Stage)

Children’s Dance Theater of Chicago

David Hernandez and Street Sounds

Yoko Noge’s Jazz Me Blues

“The Art of Soloing” with Ray Anderson


Saturday (Jackson Stage)

Grazyna Auguscik’s “Past Forward”

Butch Thompson

Ron Perrillo Trio



Saturday (Petrillo Bandshell)

Mal Waldron & Oliver Lake

Jimmy Heath and the Jazz Members Orchestra (? didn’t they change their name?)

Carla Cook Quintet

Wayne Shorter Quartet


Sunday (Family Stage)

“A History of Jazz” featuring Jodie Christian

“Clave: Following the Beat” with Danilo Perez

Najib Bahri Trio (?)

Langston Hughes’ “Weary Blues” featuring…?


Sunday (Jackson Stage)

Andy’s Windy City All-Stars with Special Guest Franz Jackson

John McLean Quartet

Chuchito Valdes’ Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz

Von Freeman Quartet (?)


Sunday (Petrillo Bandshell)

Maggie Brown and Oscar Brown Jr.

George Lewis & the NOW Orchestra with Special Guests Fred Anderson, Bill Brimfield,

and Roscoe Mitchell

Jammin’ at the Petrillo

“Millenium Monk” featuring Sphere with Special Guest Phil Woods


                                                              2003 Chicago Jazz Festival


Thursday, August 28


Chicago Cultural Center

• “An Image of Man:” A Tribute to Bill Russo featuring Guillermo Gregorio, Fred

Lonberg-Holm and String Quartet


Symphony Center                                                        

• The Branford Marsalis Quartet and "The Message Lives: A Tribute to Art Blakey"

featuring the Jazz Messenger Alumni All-Stars: Terence Blanchard, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Watson, Branford Marsalis, Cedar Walton, Peter Washington, Winard Harper



Friday, August 29


Jazz on Jackson                                                                                                       

• Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls

• Dee Alexander Quartet

• Kalaparush & The Light

• Burgess Gardner Big Band



Jazz & Heritage Family Stage

• “Swing Talk” with Alan Gresik and the Swing Shift Orchestra

• People’s Jazz Theater Company

• “Exploring the African Rhythms of Jazz” with Famoudou Don Moye



Grant Park - Petrillo Music Shell

• Bradley Williams Trio with Sheila Jordan

• Roscoe Mitchell Big Band

• “Jammin at the Petrillo: Chicago Style” featuring Maurice Brown, Harrison Bankhead, Dana Hall, Stu Katz, Ron Blake, Ira Sullivan, Audrey Morrison, and Bunky Green

• Dave Holland Big Band



Saturday, August 30


Jazz on Jackson:

• Chicago Latin Jazz All Stars

• Taku Akiyama Quintet

• Laurence Hobgood

• Roscoe Mitchell Septet




Jazz & Heritage Family Stage                                                                                

• Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago

• “Art of the Solo” with Bunky Green

• Tribute to Ameen Muhammad



Grant Park - Petrillo Music Shell                                                                                                                                    

• Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana

• Ken Vandermark and the Crisis Ensemble

• Freddy Cole

• Elvin Jones Jazz Machine



Sunday, August 31


Jazz on Jackson: A Tribute to 50 Years of Delmark Records                                                                                         

• Lurie Bell Quartet

• Jodie Christian Trio with special guests Ira Sullivan and Brad Goode

• Reginald Robinson

• Ari Brown Quartet



Jazz & Heritage Family Stage                                                                                              

• “Jazz Links: Passing on the Tradition”

• “In the Hands of Our Children: Japanese Traditional Drumming” with Eigen, Kioto and Tatsu Aoki, members of the Tsukasa Daiko and Mwata Bowden

• “Velvet Lounge Jam” featuring the Greg Ward Quartet and the Dennis Winslet Quartet



Grant Park - Petrillo Music Shell                                                                                                                      

• Franz Jackson

• Karrin Allyson Quintet

• Chano Dominguez Sextet

• McCoy Tyner Big Band





26th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival

September 2-5, 2004



Thursday September 2

Symphony Center - 8 p.m.

Dee Dee Bridgewater and “A Salute to the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra” led by Jon Faddis and featuring: Hank Jones, George Mraz, Billy Harper, Cecil Bridgewater, Jerry Dodgion, Garnett Brown, Earl McIntyre, Dennis Wilson, Mark Vinci, Ed Xiques, Frank Green, John Reiley, Tom Garling, Orbert Davis, Art Hoyle, and Pat Mallinger


Friday September 3

Grant Park


Jazz on Jackson                                                                                                       

12:00 – 12:55      Joe Rendon and Friends

1:10 – 2:05          Jerry Dodgion and the John Campbell Trio

2:20 – 3:15          Jeru

3:30 – 4:30          Toshiko Akiyoshi with Peter Washington and Eddie Marshall


Jazz & Heritage                                                                                                      

12:30 – 1:30        The St. Patrick High School Honors Jazz Band

2:00 – 3:00          Performance Duo “In The Spirit” with Emily Hooper-Lansana and Glenda Zahra-Baker

3:30 – 4:30          “Art of the Solo” with Hamiet Bluiett and Ray Anderson



5:00 – 5:50          Henry Johnson’ Organ Express featuring Chris Foreman and Greg Rockingham with special guest Irene Reid

6:00 – 6:55          Winard Harper Sextet

7:10 – 8:10          “Latin Side of Miles” featuring: Brian Lynch, Conrad Herwig, Mario Rivera, Edsel Gomez, Robbie Ameen, Pedro Martinez, Ruben Rodriguez

8:30 – 9:30          “Celebrating Count Basie’s 100th Birthday” with the New Kansas City 7 featuring: Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Buddy DeFranco, Frank Foster, Benny Powell, Harold Jones, Buddy Catlett and George Caldwell


Saturday, September 4

Grant Park


Jazz on Jackson

12:00 –12:50   Jeb Bishop Trio

1:05 – 1:35          Erwin Helfer: “Homage to Art Hodes and Pete Johnson”

1:40 – 2:10          Kirk Brown

2:25 – 3:20          Ryan Cohan Quintet

3:35 – 4:30          Crosswind


Jazz & Heritage

12:30 – 1:30        “Jammin w/ Kids” featuring: Kidd Jordan and the Ken Chaney Trio

2:00 – 3:00          Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center

3:30 – 4:30          Charles Walton interviews Frank Foster



5:00 – 5:50          Ten Part Invention

6:00 – 6:55          “A 100th Birthday Tribute to Coleman Hawkins” with the Bennie Wallace Nonet

7:10 – 8:10          “Jammin’ at the Petrillo” featuring: James Moody, Jon Faddis, Von Freeman and the Ron Perillo Trio

8:30 – 9:30          Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic


Sunday, September 5

Grant Park


Jazz on Jackson

12:00 – 12:50      Joan Hickey Quartet

1:05 – 2:00          Swing Gitan

2:15 – 3:10          “Jazz from Down Under” (small band from Ten Part Invention)

3:25 – 4:30          The Janice Borla Group


Jazz & Heritage

12:30 – 1:30        “Percussion Discussion” with Hamid Drake

2:00 – 3:00          Susan May with the Bobby Schiff Trio

3:30 – 4:30          “Jazz History” with the Jimmy Ellis Quartet



4:45 – 5:00          “Bass is the Place” - Remembering Malachi Favors Maghostut

5:05 – 5:55          Fred Anderson, Kidd Jordan, Hamiet Bluiett, Jeff Parker, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake

6:00 – 6:55          Butch Thompson’s “Tribute to Fats Waller at 100”

7:10 – 8:10          The Monksieland Band with Steve Lacy, Roswell Rudd, Dave Douglas, Jean-Jacques Avenel, and John Betsch

8:30 – 9:30          Toshiko Akiyoshi with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra