Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp

Festival History

2000-2005 Artist Line-up

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2000 Artist Line-up

Artist First Name Artist Last Name Instrument Band
Larry Grenadier Bass Brad Mehldau
Brad Mehldau Piano Brad Mehldau
Jorge Rossy Drums Brad Mehldau
George Colligan Piano Cassandra Wilson
Jeff Haynes Percussion Cassandra Wilson
Lonnie Plaxico Drums Cassandra Wilson
Marvin Sewell Guitar Cassandra Wilson
Cassandra Wilson Vocals Cassandra Wilson
Dave Douglas Trumpet Dave Douglas Quartet
Brad Jones Bass Dave Douglas Quartet
Ben Perowsky Drums Dave Douglas Quartet
Mark Shim Saxophone Dave Douglas Quartet
Jay Ashby Trombone Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Paul Bollenback Guitar Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Don Braden Saxophone Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Cecil Brooks III Drums Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Winston Byrd Trumpet Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Claire Daly Saxophone Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Paquito D'Rivera Saxophone Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Earl Gardner Trumpet Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Slide Hampton Trombone Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Talib Kibwe Saxophone Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Duke Lee Percussion Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
John Lee Bass Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Peter McEachern Trombone Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
James Moody Saxophone Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Dan Moretti Saxophone Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Ted Rosenthal Piano Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Dave Santoro Bass Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Terell Stafford Trumpet Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Jon Vanhala Trombone Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Scott Wenholdt Trumpet Don Braden's All Star Really Big Band
Njacko Backo Vocals Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Dean Bowman Vocals Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Jane Bunnett Saxophone Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Larry Cramer Trumpet Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Hilario Duran Piano Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Ernesto Gatell Vocals & Percussion Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Michael Herrera Percussion Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Roberto Occhipinti Percussion Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Dafnis Prieto Drums Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Pancho Quinto Percussion Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Joanne Brackeen Piano Joanne Brackeen Quartet
Scott Colley Bass Joanne Brackeen Quartet
Ravi Coltrane Saxophone Joanne Brackeen Quartet
Horacio Hernandez Drums Joanne Brackeen Quartet
John Abercrombie Guitar John Abercrombie
Mark Feldman Violin John Abercrombie
Joe Lovano Saxophone John Abercrombie
Adam Nussbaum Drums John Abercrombie
Dan Wall Organ John Abercrombie
Kenny Wheeler Trumpet John Abercrombie
Aaron Goldberg Piano Joshua Redman
Gregory Hutchinson Drums Joshua Redman
Joshua Redman Saxophone Joshua Redman
Reuben Rogers Bass Joshua Redman
Kenny Rankin Vocals & Guitar Kenny Rankin
Andrew D'Angelo Saxophone Matt Wilson Quartet
Joel Frahm Saxophone Matt Wilson Quartet
Yosuke Inoue Bass Matt Wilson Quartet
Matt Wilson Drums Matt Wilson Quartet
Ray Charles Piano & Vocals Ray Charles
Greg Loughman Bass Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Rolando Matias Percussion Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Ed Moed Piano Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Keith Newton Saxophone & Flute Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Cecilo Valdez Washington Percussion Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Shane Willis Drums Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble

2001 Artist Line-up

Artist First Name Artist Last Name Instrument Band
Cyrus Chestnut Piano Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Kengo Nakamura Bass Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Neal Smith Drums Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Dave Brubeck Piano Dave Brubeck Quartet
Randy Jones Drums Dave Brubeck Quartet
Bobby Militello Saxophone Dave Brubeck Quartet
Michael Moore Bass Dave Brubeck Quartet
Don Braden Saxophone Don Braden Octet
Randy Brecker Trumpet Don Braden Octet
Cecil Brooks III Drums Don Braden Octet
Dwayne Burno Bass Don Braden Octet
Claire Daly Saxophone Don Braden Octet
Mike Fahn Trombone Don Braden Octet
Vincent Herring Trombone Don Braden Octet
Jill McCarron Piano Don Braden Octet
Dr. John Piano & Vocals Dr. John
Jane Bunnett Saxophone Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Larry Cramer Trumpet Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Hilario Duran Piano Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Ernesto Gatell Vocals & Percussion Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Roberto Occhipinti Percussion Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Dafnis Prieto Drums Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Dave Berkman Piano Jane Monheit Group
Joel Frahm Saxophone Jane Monheit Group
Joe Martin Bass Jane Monheit Group
Jane Monheit Vocals Jane Monheit Group
Rick Montalbano Drums Jane Monheit Group
Paul Bollenback Guitar Joey DeFrancesco Trio
Joey DeFrancesco Hammond B3 Organ Joey DeFrancesco Trio
Brian Lanham Drums Joey DeFrancesco Trio
Ray Kennedy Piano John Pizzarelli Trio
John Pizzarelli Guitar John Pizzarelli Trio
Martin Pizzarelli Bass John Pizzarelli Trio
Tony Tedesco Drums John Pizzarelli Trio
Ari Hoenig Drums Kenny Werner Trio with special guest Joe Lovano
Joe Lovano Saxophone Kenny Werner Trio with special guest Joe Lovano
Johannes Weidenmueller Drums Kenny Werner Trio with special guest Joe Lovano
Kenny Werner Piano Kenny Werner Trio with special guest Joe Lovano
Art Barron Trombone Mario Pavone Octet
Mike DiRubbo Saxophone Mario Pavone Octet
Peter Madsen Piano Mario Pavone Octet
Tony Malaby Saxophone Mario Pavone Octet
Peter McEachern Trombone Mario Pavone Octet
Mario Pavone Bass Mario Pavone Octet
George Sovak Saxophone Mario Pavone Octet
Matt Wilson Drums Mario Pavone Octet
George Garzone Saxophone Matthias Lupri Quintet
John Lockwood Bass Matthias Lupri Quintet
Matthias Lupri Vibraphone Matthias Lupri Quintet
Barry Romberg Drums Matthias Lupri Quintet
Norman Zocher Guitar Matthias Lupri Quintet
Bill Easley Saxophone Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration
Vincent Gardner Trombone Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration
Nicholas Payton Trumpet Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration
Scott Robinson Saxophone Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration
Adonis Rose Drums Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration
Kenyatta Simon Percussion Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration
Paul Stephens Trumpet Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration
Bob Stewart Tuba Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration
Ray Vega Trumpet Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration
Tim Warfield Saxophone Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration
Anthony Wonsey Piano Nicholas Payton Armstrong Centennial Celebration
Billy Drummond Drums Renee Rosnes Quartet
Chris Potter Saxophone Renee Rosnes Quartet
Renee Rosnes Piano Renee Rosnes Quartet
Peter Washington Bass Renee Rosnes Quartet
Gerald Cannon Bass Roy Hargrove Quintet
Roy Hargrove Trumpet Roy Hargrove Quintet
Sherman Irby Saxophone Roy Hargrove Quintet
Willie Jones III Drums Roy Hargrove Quintet
Larry Wilson Piano Roy Hargrove Quintet

2002 Artist Line-up

Artist First Name Artist Last Name Instrument Band
Pat Bergeson Guitar Antoine Silverman
Jeff Carney Bass Antoine Silverman
Quincy Davis Drums Antoine Silverman
Ted Rosenthal Piano Antoine Silverman
Antoine Silverman Violin Antoine Silverman
Bill Charlap Piano Bill Charlap Trio
Kenny Washington Drums Bill Charlap Trio
Peter Washington Bass Bill Charlap Trio
Adam Cruz Drums Danilo Perez
Danilo Perez Piano Danilo Perez
Ben Street Bass Danilo Perez
Diane Schuur Vocals Diane Schuur
Eric Alexander Saxophone Eric Alexander Quartet
Joe Farnsworth Drums Eric Alexander Quartet
David Hazeltine Piano Eric Alexander Quartet
Nat Reeves Bass Eric Alexander Quartet
John Benitez Bass John Benitez Trio
Luis Perdomo Piano John Benitez Trio
Miguel Zenon Saxophone John Benitez Trio
David Finck Bass Kenny Rankin
Leon Pendarvis Piano Kenny Rankin
Kenny Rankin Vocals & Guitar Kenny Rankin
Kenny Washington Drums Kenny Rankin
Kenny Werner Piano Kenny Werner with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra
Gregory Hutchinson Drums Mary Stallings with the Eric Reed Trio
Eric Reed Piano Mary Stallings with the Eric Reed Trio
Mary Stallings Vocals Mary Stallings with the Eric Reed Trio
Reginald Veal Bass Mary Stallings with the Eric Reed Trio
Mingus Big Band
Paquito D'Rivera Saxophone Paquito D'Rivera
Sonny Rollins Saxophone Sonny Rollins
Bob Cranshaw Bass Sonny Rollins
Quincy Davis Drums Tom Harrell Quintet
Xavier Davis Piano Tom Harrell Quintet
Jimmy Greene Saxophone Tom Harrell Quintet
Tom Harrell Trumpet Tom Harrell Quintet
Ugonna Okegwo Bass Tom Harrell Quintet
Toots Thielemans Harmonica Toots Thielemans & Kenny Werner
Kenny Werner Piano Toots Thielemans & Kenny Werner

2003 Artist Line-up

Artist First Name Artist Last Name Instrument Band
Benny Green Piano Benny Green & Russell Malone
Russell Malone Guitar Benny Green & Russell Malone
Brad Mehldau Piano Brad Mehldau
Larry Grenadier Bass Brad Mehldau Trio
Jorge Rossy Drums Brad Mehldau Trio
Dave Berkman Piano Dave Berkman Quartet
Dick Oatts Saxophone Dave Berkman Quartet
Ugonna Okegwo Bass Dave Berkman Quartet
Bill Stewart Drums Dave Berkman Quartet
Don Braden Saxophone Dr. Lonnie Smith
Cecil Brooks III Drums Dr. Lonnie Smith
Dr. Lonnie Smith Organ Dr. Lonnie Smith
Mark Whitfield Guitar Dr. Lonnie Smith
Jane Bunnett Saxophone Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Kevin Mahogany Vocals Kevin Mahogany
Tarus Mateen Bass Kevin Mahogany
Bobby Rae Drums Kevin Mahogany
Rachel Z Piano Kevin Mahogany
Lizz Wright Vocals Lizz Wright
Doug Weiss Bass Lizz Wright
E.J. Strickland Drums Lizz Wright
Kenny Banks Piano Lizz Wright
Andrew D'Angelo Saxophone Matt Wilson Quartet
Yosuke Inoue Bass Matt Wilson Quartet
Jeff Lederer Saxophone Matt Wilson Quartet
Matt Wilson Drums Matt Wilson Quartet
Duane Eubanks Trumpet Mulgrew Miller & Wingspan
Richie Goods Bass Mulgrew Miller & Wingspan
Mulgrew Miller Piano Mulgrew Miller & Wingspan
Steve Nelson Vibraphone Mulgrew Miller & Wingspan
Karriem Riggins Drums Mulgrew Miller & Wingspan
Steve Wilson Saxophone Mulgrew Miller & Wingspan
Ted Chubb Trumpet Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Ariel de la Portilla Bass Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Paul Levy Saxophone Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Rolando Matias Percussion Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Ed Moed Piano Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Cecilo Valdez Washington Percussion Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Shane Willis Drums Rolando Matias & The Afto-Rican Ensemble
Alan Evans Drums Soulive
Neal Evans Piano Soulive
Eric Krasno Guitar Soulive
Taj Mahal Guitar Taj Mahal
Bill Rich Bass Taj Mahal
Kester Smith Drums Taj Mahal
Albert Heath Drums The Heath Brothers
Jimmy Heath Saxophone The Heath Brothers
Percy Heath Bass The Heath Brothers
Vanessa Rubin Vocals Vanessa Rubin & Gary Bartz
Oscar Stagnaro Bass Vanessa Rubin & Gary Bartz
Diego Uvcola Trumpet Vanessa Rubin & Gary Bartz
Mark Walker Drums Vanessa Rubin & Gary Bartz
Alone Yavani Piano Vanessa Rubin & Gary Bartz
Brian Blade Drums Wayne Shorter
John Patitucci Bass Wayne Shorter
Danilo Perez Piano Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter Saxophone Wayne Shorter

2004 Artist Line-up

Artist First Name Artist Last Name Instrument Band
Arturo Sandoval Trumpet Arturo Sandoval
Bill Mays Piano Bill Mays Trio
Matt Wilson Drums Bill Mays Trio
Martin Wind Bass Bill Mays Trio
Essiet Essiet Bass Bobby Watson & Horizon
Victor Lewis Drums Bobby Watson & Horizon
Edward Simon Piano Bobby Watson & Horizon
Terell Stafford Trumpet Bobby Watson & Horizon
Bobby Watson Piano Bobby Watson & Horizon
Brad Mehldau Piano Brad Mehldau
Carl Allen Drums Count Basie Centennial Celebration
Vincent Herring Trombone Count Basie Centennial Celebration
Randy Johnston Guitar Count Basie Centennial Celebration
Eric Reed Piano Count Basie Centennial Celebration
Terell Stafford Trumpet Count Basie Centennial Celebration
Frank Wess Saxophone Count Basie Centennial Celebration
Ben Wolfe Bass Count Basie Centennial Celebration
Mayuko Katakura Piano Dave Santoro Group featuring Stephanie Nakasian
Tom Melito Drums Dave Santoro Group featuring Stephanie Nakasian
Stephanie Nakasian Vocals Dave Santoro Group featuring Stephanie Nakasian
Dave Santoro Bass Dave Santoro Group featuring Stephanie Nakasian
Curtis Boyd Drums Feddy Cole in a Nat Cole Tribute
Don Braden Saxophone Feddy Cole in a Nat Cole Tribute
Jerry Byrd Guitar Feddy Cole in a Nat Cole Tribute
Freddy Cole Vocals Feddy Cole in a Nat Cole Tribute
Zachery Pride Bass Feddy Cole in a Nat Cole Tribute
Paulinho Braga Percussion John Pizzarelli Bossa Nova
Cesar Camargo Mariano Piano John Pizzarelli Bossa Nova
Daniel Jobim Vocals John Pizzarelli Bossa Nova
Ray Kennedy Piano John Pizzarelli Bossa Nova
Jessica Molaskey Vocals John Pizzarelli Bossa Nova
John Pizzarelli Guitar John Pizzarelli Bossa Nova
Maria Muldaur Vocals Maria Muldaur
Steven Bernstein Trumpet Mario Pavone and the Nu Trio/Quintet
Gerald Cleaver Drums Mario Pavone and the Nu Trio/Quintet
Peter Madsen Piano Mario Pavone and the Nu Trio/Quintet
Tony Malaby Saxophone Mario Pavone and the Nu Trio/Quintet
Mario Pavone Bass Mario Pavone and the Nu Trio/Quintet
Sebastiaan DeKrom Drums Matthias Lupri Quartet with special guest Mark Turner
George Garzone Saxophone Matthias Lupri Quartet with special guest Mark Turner
John Lockwood Bass Matthias Lupri Quartet with special guest Mark Turner
Matthias Lupri Vibraphone Matthias Lupri Quartet with special guest Mark Turner
Mark Turner Saxophone Matthias Lupri Quartet with special guest Mark Turner
Gerald Cannon Bass Mike DiRubbo Quartet
Mike DiRubbo Saxophone Mike DiRubbo Quartet
Rick Germanson Piano Mike DiRubbo Quartet
Tony Reedus Drums Mike DiRubbo Quartet
Ray Baretto Percussion Ray Barretto Sextet
Vince Cherico Vibraphone Ray Barretto Sextet
Sean Conly Guitar Ray Barretto Sextet
Joe Magnarelli Trumpet Ray Barretto Sextet
Robert Rodriguez Piano Ray Barretto Sextet
Myron Walden Saxophone Ray Barretto Sextet

2005 Artist Line-up

Artist First Name Artist Last Name Instrument Band
John Benitez Bass 10th Anniversary All Stars Introducing Lindsey Muir
Don Braden Saxophone 10th Anniversary All Stars Introducing Lindsey Muir
Freddie Bryant Guitar 10th Anniversary All Stars Introducing Lindsey Muir
Peter Madsen Piano 10th Anniversary All Stars Introducing Lindsey Muir
Lindsey Muir Vocals 10th Anniversary All Stars Introducing Lindsey Muir
Matt Wilson Drums 10th Anniversary All Stars Introducing Lindsey Muir
Steve Berger Guitar Bob Dorough
Bob Dorough Piano & Vocals Bob Dorough
Pat O'Leary Bass Bob Dorough
John Hart Guitar Bob Kindred Trio
Bob Kindred Saxophone Bob Kindred Trio
Nikki Parrott Bass Bob Kindred Trio
Dave Brubeck Piano Dave Brubeck Quartet
Randy Jones Drums Dave Brubeck Quartet
Bobby Militello Saxophone Dave Brubeck Quartet
Michael Moore Bass Dave Brubeck Quartet
Alain Mallet Piano Dave Samuels & the Caribbean Jazz Project
Luis Quintero Congas Dave Samuels & the Caribbean Jazz Project
Ruben Rodriguez Bass Dave Samuels & the Caribbean Jazz Project
Dave Samuels Vibraphone Dave Samuels & the Caribbean Jazz Project
Ray Vega Trumpet Dave Samuels & the Caribbean Jazz Project
Mark Walker Drums Dave Samuels & the Caribbean Jazz Project
Buster Williams Bass Denny Zeitlin Trio
Matt Wilson Drums Denny Zeitlin Trio
Denny Zeitlin Piano Denny Zeitlin Trio
Eartha Kitt Vocals Eartha Kitt
Daryl Waters Piano Eartha Kitt
Junior Mance Piano Junior Mance
Earl May Bass Junior Mance
Jackie Williams Drums Junior Mance
Karrin Allyson Vocals Karrin Allyson Quartet
Bruce Barth Piano Karrin Allyson Quartet
Bob Bowman Bass Karrin Allyson Quartet
Todd Strait Drums Karrin Allyson Quartet
Tom Brucker Saxophone Luis Munoz
Jonathan Dane Trumpet Luis Munoz
Tom Etchart Bass Luis Munoz
George Friedenthal Piano Luis Munoz
Chris Judge Guitar Luis Munoz
Lorenzo Martinez Percussion Luis Munoz
Luis Munoz Percussion Luis Munoz
John Benitez Bass Mary Stallings
Jeff Hirshfield Drums Mary Stallings
Peter Madsen Piano Mary Stallings
Mary Stallings Vocals Mary Stallings
Savion Glover Tap Dancer McCoy Tyner
Eric Kamau Gravatt Drums McCoy Tyner
Charnett Moffett Bass McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner Piano McCoy Tyner
Vicente Archer Bass Nicholas Payton Quartet
Marcus Gilmore Drums Nicholas Payton Quartet
Robert Glasper Piano Nicholas Payton Quartet
Nicholas Payton Trumpet Nicholas Payton Quartet
Jason Ennis Guitar Sonya Kitchell
Sonya Kitchell Vocals Sonya Kitchell
Conor Meehan Drums Sonya Kitchell
Miro Sprague Piano Sonya Kitchell
Jon Suters Bass Sonya Kitchell