Past Jazz Seminar Participants

Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concerts 

1st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 20, 1971 

Carnegie Music Hall 

David Baker*, composer/musician 
Donald Byrd*, trumpet 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Richard Davis, bass 
Alan Dawson*, drums 
Leonard Feather*, piano 
Roland Hanna *, piano  
James Moody*, saxophone 
Max Roach*, drums 
Charles Suber*, education 
Clark Terry*, trumpet  
Ernie Wilkins*, saxophone


2nd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 20, 1972 

Carnegie Music Hall

David Baker*, composer/musician 
Donald Byrd*, trumpet 
William Cole, horn 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Richard Davis, bass 
Leonard Feather*, piano 
Roland Hanna *, piano  
Thad Jones*, Trumpet 
Dan Morgenstern, writer 
Max Roach*, drums 
Fela Sowande*, composer/musician 
Charles Suber*, education 
Clifford Thornton*, trumpet 

3rd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 12, 1973 

Carnegie Music Hall 

David Baker*, composer/musician 
Jaki Byard*, piano 
Donald Byrd*, trumpet 
Ron Carter, bass 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Dizzy Gillespie*, trumpet 
Elvin Jones*, drums 
James Moody*, saxophone 
Charles Tolliver, trumpet 
 

4th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 4, 1974 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Jaki Byard*, piano 
Ron Carter, bass 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Alan Dawson*, drums 
Jim Hall*, guitar 
Thad Jones*, Trumpet 
Tom McIntosh*, trombone 
Sonny Rollins, saxophone 
Charles Suber*, education 
 

5th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 11, 1975 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Kenny Burrell, guitar 
Jaki Byard*, piano 
Richard Davis, bass 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Louis Hayes, drums 
Joe Henderson*, saxophone 
Lew Soloff*, trumpet 
Sonny Stitt*, saxophone 
 

6th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 23, 1976 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Jimmy Heath*, saxophone 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Terry Pollard*, piano 
Max Roach*, drums 
Clark Terry*, trumpet  
Jean “Toots” Thielemans*, guitar/harmonica 
 

7th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 22, 1977 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Kenny Clarke*, drums 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Dextor Gordon* saxophone 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Mike Longo*, piano 
Terry Pollard*, piano 
Woody Shaw*, trumpet 
 

8th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 28, 1978 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Alan Dawson*, drums 
“Slide” Hampton, trombone 
Joe Henderson*, saxophone 
Terumasa Hino, trumpet 
John Lewis*, piano 
Larry Ridley, bass 
Jean “Toots” Thielemans*, guitar/harmonica 
 

9th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 20, 1979 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Komla Amoaku*, education 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Richard Davis, bass 
“Slide” Hampton, trombone 
Idris Muhammad*, drums 
Jimmy Owens, trumpet 
Billy Taylor*, piano 
Grover Washington Jr.*, saxophone 
Attila Zoller*, guitar 
 

10th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 25, 1980 

Carnegie Music Hall 

David Baker*, composer/musician 
Kenny Barron, piano 
Donald Byrd*, trumpet 
Ron Carter, bass 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Lee Konitz*, saxophone 
Idris Muhammad*, drums 
Stanley Turrentine*, record producer 
 

11th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 31, 1981 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Monty Alexander, piano 
Benny Bailey*, trumpet 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Eddie Gomez, bass 
Milt Jackson*, vibraphone 
James Moody*, saxophone 
Freddie Waits*, drums 
 

12th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 30, 1982 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Alex Acuna, drums 
Monty Alexander, pianist 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Ted Dunbar*, guitar 
Terumasa Hino, trumpet 
Miroslav Vitous, bass 
Grover Washington Jr.*, saxophone 
 

13th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

November 5, 1983 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Komla Amoaku*, education 
Kenny Barron, piano 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Eric Gale*, guitar 
Johnny Griffin*, saxophone 
Idris Muhammad*, drums 
Rufus Reid, bass 
Woody Shaw*, trumpet 
 

14th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

November 3, 1984 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Ron Carter, bass 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Peter Erskine, drummer 
Freddie Hubbard*, trumpet 
Emily Remler*, guitar 
Sonny Rollins, saxophone 
Cedar Walton*, piano 
 

15th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

November 9, 1985 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Randy Brecker, trumpet 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Tommy Flanagan*, piano 
James Moody*, saxophone 
Idris Muhammad*, drums 
Rufus Reid, bass 
John Scofield, guitar 
Grover Washington Jr.*, saxophone 
 

16th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert  

November 1, 1986 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Donald Byrd*, trumpet 
George Coleman, saxophone 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Jon Faddis, trumpet 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Herbie Mann*, Flute 
Joe Sample*, piano 
John Scofield, guitar 
Akira Tana, drums 
 

17th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

October 31, 1987 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Ray Drummond, bass 
Mike Mossman, trumpet 
Jimmy Owens, trumpet 
Patrice Rushen, piano 
Marvin “Smitty” Smith, drums 
Grover Washington Jr.*, saxophone 
Philip Woo, Piano 
 

18th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

November 4, 1988 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Monty Alexander, pianist 
Terrence Blanchard, trumpet 
Billy Cobham, drums 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Freddie Hubbard*, trumpet 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Grover Washington Jr.*, saxophone 
 

19th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

November 4, 1989 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Benny Bailey*, trumpet 
Donald Byrd*, trumpet 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Johnny Griffin*, saxophone 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Idris Muhammad*, drums 
Sonny Rollins, saxophone 
Patrice Rushen, piano 
Arturo Sandoval, trumpet 
 

20th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

November 3, 1990 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Terri Lyne Carrington, drums 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Ray Drummond, bass 
Kevin Eubanks, guitar 
Jon Faddis, trumpet 
Herbie Mann*, Flute 
Ellis Marsalis*, piano 
Marcio Montarroyos*, trumpet 
Grover Washington Jr.*, saxophone 
 

21st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

November 2, 1991 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Kenny Barron, piano 
Ron Carter, bass 
Hank Crawford*, saxophone 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Alan Dawson*, drums 
Eric Gale*, guitar 
Mike Mossman, trumpet 
Arturo Sandoval, trumpet 
Ernie Watts, saxophone 
 

22nd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

November 14, 1992 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Art Farmer*, trumpet 
Mulgrew Miller*, piano 
Idris Muhammad*, drums 
Jimmy Owens, trumpet 
Miroslav Vitous, bass 
Grover Washington Jr.*, saxophone 
 

23rd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

November 6, 1993 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Benny Bailey*, trumpet 
Randy Brecker, trumpet 
Terri Lyne Carrington, drums 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Kevin Eubanks, guitar 
Clare Fischer*, keyboard 
Curtis Fuller, trombone 
Benny Golson, saxophone 
Percy Heath*, bass 
 

24th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert  

November 5, 1994 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Geri Allen*, piano 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Ray Drummond, bass 
Johnny Griffin*, saxophone 
Thelonious Monk Jr., drummer 
Wallace Roney*, trumpet 
Clark Terry*, trumpet 
Grover Washington Jr.*, saxophone 
 

25th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 4, 1995 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Randy Brecker, trumpet 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Jon Faddis, trumpet 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
James Moody*, saxophone 
Idris Muhammad*, drums 
Patrice Rushen, piano 
Grover Washington Jr.*, saxophone 
 

26th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 2, 1996 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Benny Bailey*, trumpet 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Johnny Griffin*, saxophone 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Herbie Mann*, Flute 
Mulgrew Miller*, piano 
Thelonious Monk Jr., drummer 
Wallace Roney*, trumpet 
 

27th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 1, 1997 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Ted Dunbar*, guitar 
Curtis Fuller, trombone 
Winard Harper, drums 
Terumasa Hino, trumpet 
Jackie McClean*, saxophone 
Jimmy Owens, trumpet 
John Patitucci, bass 
Patrice Rushen, piano 
Ernie Watts, saxophone 
 

28th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 7, 1998 

Carnegie Music Hall 

George Cables, piano 
Larry Coryell*, guitar 
Hank Crawford*, saxophone 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Jon Faddis, trumpet 
Curtis Fuller, trombone 
Eddie Henderson, trumpet 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Herbie Mann*, Flute 
James Moody*, saxophone 
Idris Muhammad*, drums 
 

29th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 9, 1999 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Kenny Barron, piano 
Bob Brookmeyer*, composer/musician 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Winard Harper, drums 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Russell Malone, guitar  
James Moody*, saxophone 
Mike Mossman, trumpet 
Wallace Roney*, trumpet 
Grover Washington Jr.*, saxophone 
Ernie Watts, saxophone 
 

30th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 4, 2000 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Geri Allen*, piano 
Oscar Brashear, trumpet 
Donald Byrd*, trumpet 
Larry Coryell*, guitar 
Hank Crawford*, saxophone 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Curtis Fuller, trombone 
Benny Golson, saxophone 
Winard Harper, drums 
John Patitucci, bass 
Wallace Roney*, trumpet 
 

31st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 3, 2001 

Carnegie Music Hall 

David Baker*, composer/musician 
Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet 
Terri Lyne Carrington, drums 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Jon Faddis, trumpet 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Kirk Lightsey, piano 
Joe Lovano, saxophone 
Charles McPherson, saxophone 
James Moody*, saxophone 
Mark Whitfield, guitar 
 

32nd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 2, 2002 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Carl Allen, drummer 
Monty Alexander, piano 
Benny Bailey*, trumpet 
Oscar Brashear, trumpet 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Curtis Fuller, trombone 
Benny Golson, saxophone 
Bob Magnusson, bass 
Pat Martino, guitar 
Bobby Watson, saxophone 
 

33rd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 1, 2003 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Randy Brecker, trumpet 
Billy Cobham, drums 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Jon Faddis, trumpet 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Pat Martino, guitar 
Jackie McClean*, saxophone 
Mulgrew Miller*, piano 
James Moody*, saxophone 
Clark Terry*, trumpet  
 

34th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 6, 2004 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Oscar Brashear, trumpet 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Donald Harrison, saxophone 
Joe Lovano, saxophone 
Idris Muhammad*, drums 
George Mraz, bass 
Patrice Rushen, piano 
Lew Soloff*, trumpet 
Mark Whitfield, guitar 
 

35th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 5, 2005 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Larry Coryell*, guitar 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
James Moody*, saxophone 
Idris Muhammad*, drums 
Nicholas Payton, trumpet 
Renee Rosnes, piano 
James Spaulding, saxophone 
Charles Tolliver, trumpet 
Nestor Torres, flute 
 

36th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 4, 2006 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Ron Affif, guitar 
Oscar Brashear, trumpet 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Winard Harper, drums 
Donald Harrison, saxophone 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Jimmy Owens, trumpet 
Dave Pike*, vibraphone 
Patrice Rushen, piano 
Nestor Torres, flute 
 

37th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 3, 2007 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Monty Alexander, piano 
Randy Brecker, trumpet 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Jon Faddis, trumpet 
Benny Golson, saxophone 
Peter King, saxophone 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Idris Muhammad*, drums 
Claus Reichstaller, trumpet 
Yotam Silberstein, guitar 
 

38th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 1, 2008 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet 
Larry Coryell*, guitar 
Leon Ndugu Chancler*, drums 
Leon Lee Dorsey, bass 
Antonio Hart, saxophone 
Bennie Maupin, saxophone 
Mike Mossman, trumpet 
Patrice Rushen, piano 
 

39th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 7, 2009 

Carnegie Music Hall 

George Cables, piano 
Terri Lyn Carrington, drums 
Leon Lee Dorsey, bass 
Benny Golson, saxophone 
Donald Harrison, saxophone 
Jimmy Owens, trumpet 
Yotam Silberstein, guitar 
Lew Soloff*, trumpet 
 

40th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 6, 2010 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Randy Brecker, trumpet 
Bobby Broom, guitar 
George Cables, piano 
Leon Lee Dorsey, bass 
Jon Faddis, trumpet 
Winard Harper, drums 
Javon Jackson, saxophone 
Peter King, saxophone 
Dave Pike*, vibraphone 
 

41st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 5, 2011 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Geri Allen*, piano 
Randy Brecker, trumpet 
Maurice Brown, trumpet 
Billy Cobham, drums 
Larry Coryell*, guitar 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Quamon Fowler, saxophone 
Curtis Fuller, trombone 
Donald Harrison, saxophone 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
 

42nd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 3, 2012 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Randy Brecker, trumpet 
George Cables, piano 
Nathan Davis*, saxophone 
Winard Harper, drums 
Javon Jackson, saxophone 
Abraham Laboriel, bass 
Yotam Silberstein, guitar 
Lew Soloff*, trumpet 
Bobby Watson, saxophone 
 

43rd Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 2, 2013 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Geri Allen*, piano 
Brinae Ali, tap 
Marcus Belgrave*, trumpet 
Randy Brecker, trumpet 
Vincent Chandler, trombone 
Ravi Coltrane, saxophone 
Kenny Davis, bass 
Carmen Lundy, vocals 
Russell Malone, guitar 
Kassa Overall, drums 
Ernie Watts, saxophone 
Jeff “Tain” Watts, drums 
 

44th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 4, 2014

Carnegie Music Hall 

Geri Allen*, piano 
Clifton Anderson, trombone 
Terri Lyne Carrington, drums 
Tia Fuller, saxophone 
Joe Lovano, saxophone 
Esperanza Spalding, bass 
Afro Blue, vocal ensemble 
 

45th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 7, 2015 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Geri Allen*, piano 
Kenny Barron, piano 
Mino Cinelu. composer/musician 
Jimmy Cobb*, drums 
Robin Eubanks, trombone 
Robert Hurst, bass 
Jimmy Owens, trumpet 
Tineke Postma, saxophone 
Pharoah Sanders, saxophone 
 

46th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 5, 2016 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet 
Geri Allen*, piano 
Dwayne Dolphin, bass 
Perry Hughes, guitar 
Dave McMurray, saxophone 
S. Epatha Merkerson, actor 
Jamison Ross, drums 
Fred Wesley, trombone 
Cassandra Wilson, vocals 
 

47th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 4, 2017 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Maurice Chestnut, tap 
Kenny Davis, bass 
Tia Fuller, saxophone 
Stefon Harris, vibraphone 
Victor Lewis, drums 
S. Epatha Merkerson, actor 
Kassa Overall, drums 
Nicholas Payton, trumpet/piano 
Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitar 
 

48th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 3, 2018 

Carnegie Music Hall 

JD Allen, saxophone 
Andy Bey, vocals 
Joey DeFrancesco, organ 
Orrin Evans, piano 
Billy Hart, drums 
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet 
Sean Jones, trumpet 
Tineke Postma, saxophone 
Reginald Veal, bass 
Mark Whitfield, guitar 
 

49th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 2, 2019 

Carnegie Music Hall 

Marcus Gilmore, drums 
Moor Mother, poet 
Nicole Mitchell, flute  
Roscoe Mitchell, saxophone 
Jason Moran, piano 
Amina Claudine Myers, piano 
Rufus Reid, bass 
 

50th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

November 2, 2020 

Online 

Terri Lyne Carrington, drums 
Dwayne Dolphin, bass 
Vijay Iyer, piano 
Nicole Mitchell, flute 
 

51st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert 

January 29, 2022 

Online 

Orrin Evans, Pianist