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Jazz Fest 2023



Welcome to the 2022-23 Husky Jazz Ensemble Webpage!


This page will contain helpful tools and resources!


Listening Guide and Resources

 Recommended Artists for Each Instrument

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 This list is by no means all-inclusive.  It is merely a "start".  
Artists are listed in random order.

Alto Sax

Charlie Parker
Cannonball Adderley
Ornette Coleman
Johnny Hodges
Kenny Garrett
Sonny Stitt
Phil Woods
Lee Konitz
Jackie McLean
Lou Donaldson

Tenor Sax

Lester Young
Coleman Hawkins
John Coltrane
Sonny Rollins
Hank Mobley
Wayne Shorter
Joe Henderson
Benny Golson
Dexter Gordon
Stan Getz

Bari Sax/ Misc. Reeds

Gerry Mulligan
Pepper Adams
Harry Carney
Sidney Bechet
Benny Goodman
Charles Lloyd
Rashaan Roland Kirk
Joe Temperley
Hamiet Blueitt


Dizzy Gillespie
Louis Armstrong
Miles Davis
Freddie Hubbard
Lee Morgan
Kenny Dorham
Woody Shaw
Booker Little
Clifford Brown
Clark Terry


JJ Johnson
Curtis Fuller
"Tricky" Sam Nanton
Frank Rosolino
Slide Hampton
Bob Brookmeyer
Al Grey
Kid Ory
Urbie Green
Carl Fontana


Jim Hall
Wes Montgomery
Grant Green
Charlie Christian
Freddie Greene
Django Reinhart
Joe Pass
Tal Farlow
Jimmy Raney
Charlie Hunter


Art Tatum
Duke Ellington
Count Basie
Bill Evans
McCoy Tyner
Oscar Peterson
Thelonius Monk
Herbie Hancock
Chick Corea
Michel Camilo


Ray Brown
Jimmy Blanton
Paul Chambers
Oscar Pettiford
Charles Mingus
Charlie Haden
Ron Carter
Dave Holland
Jimmy Garrison
Scott LaFaro


Art Blakey
Elvin Jones
Philly Joe Jones
Jo Jones
Ed Thigpen
Tony Williams
Max Roach
Billy Higgins
Roy Haynes
Jimmy Cobb


Frank Sinatra
Ella Fitzgerald
Sarah Vaughn
Louis Armstrong
Nat King Cole
Kurt Elling
Billie Holiday
Johnny Hartman
Joe Williams
Betty Carter


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES -  Jazz Radio at it’s finest - Big Band’s best friend on the air - Jazz Smithsonian - The golden age of Jazz - Jazz Resource - Jazz resource - Jazz resource - Famous “Great Day In Harlem”
Missouri List of Recommended Literature (pdf) - Great resource for charts         
Latin Sheet Music - Latin Jazz
Improvisation Aids- scales and tools to help you improvise
Jazz Artists- links to the webpages of many great jazz legends
Jazz Links- some cool miscellaneous jazz pages - Resource for jazz trombone

















































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