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HOWARD UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALUMNI

1976 - 2006

SAXES

William Murray
United States Air Force Academy Falconnaires (ret.) (Leader)

Greg Osby
Blue Note Recording Artist

Gary Thomas
Director of Jazz Studies at Peabody Conservatory, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock

Paul Carr
Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival

Anthonio Parker
Independent Recording Artist

Kevin Levi
Shai, Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers

Kebbi Williams
Outkast

Tim Warfield
Nicholas Payton, Terell Stafford

Bryan Mills
Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers

Brian Settles
Independent Recording Artist

Brent Birckhead
Morgan State University

John Kocur
Northern Virginia Community College

Elijah Jamal Balbed
Bohemian Caverns Orchestra

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TRUMPETS

Wallace Roney
Miles Davis, Tony Williams, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Blue Note Recording Artist

Ravi Best
Kool and the Gang, 1st Trumpet for the Broadway Musical, “42nd St.”, Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra

Chris Royal
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Lorne Lee
Director of Bands at Johnson C. Smith University

Aaron Broadus
Jazz Ensemble Director at Georgetown University

Alvin Trask
Director of Jazz Studies at Montgomery College, MD

Donvonte McCoy
Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

Demarr Woods
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Larry Jenkins, Jr.
Tennessee State University

Benita Gladney
Coordinator of Music Education at Howard University

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TROMBONE

Gregory Royal
Duke Ellington Orchestra

Stephen Baxter
Ray Charles Orchestra, Barry Manilow

Allen Gardner
Director of Bands at Chaney State University, PA

Mark Williams
Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, Count Basie Orchestra
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PIANO

Geri Allen
Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, jazz soloist

Michael Bearden
Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Patti LaBelle, George Lopez Show (Music Director)

Wayne Linsey
Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Babyface, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Frank Beverly, Maze, Jay Leno Show, American Idol

Marcus Johnson
Founder of Three Keys Records

Mark Batson
Beyonce, Dave Matthews Band, Dr. Dre

Raymond Angry
Shai, Grady Tate, Kenny Garrett, The Roots

Amy Bormet
Founder, Washington Women in Jazz

Samuel Prather
Independent Recording Artist

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GUITAR

Vinnie Valentino
Independent Recording Artist

Jay A. Thompson
Independent Recording Artist

Dennis Benjamin
Author and Recording Artist


Baron Tymas
North Carolina Central University

Nicholas Lipkowski
Independent Recording Artist and Author


James Rodney Richardson
Independent Recording Artist

Joshua Walker
Independent Recording Artist

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BASS

Clarence Seay
Billy Harper, Wallace Roney

Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr
Director of Jazz Studies at East Carolina University, Yellowjackets, Bobby Watson

Eric Wheeler
Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Cyrus Chestnut

Karine Chapdelaine
James Madison University

Eliot Seppa
Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

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DRUMS

Land Richards
Gladys Knight, Los Angeles studio musician

Chris Dave
Mint Condition, Kenny Garrett

Winard Harper
Billy Taylor

Gorden Campbell
Earth, Wind and Fire, Jessica Simpson, George Duke

Adolph Wright
Director of Bands at Bowie State University, MD

Cora C. Coleman
Prince
, Beyonce

Keith Killgo
Donald Byrd, The Blackbyrds, Joe Henderson

Aaron Walker
Abbey Lincoln, Mulgrew Miller, Dave Holland

Warren Shadd

Buck Hill, Lionel Hampton, Shirley Horn

Harold Summey
Sonny Rollins, Winner: 1992 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition

Jonathan Laine
Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Erykah Badu, El DeBarge, David Foster

Carroll Vaughn Dashiell, III
Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

McClenty Hunter
Kenny Garrett

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VOCALISTS

Natalie Denise Jackson aka Kudisan Kai
Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Chaka Kahn

Lamont van Hook
Rod Stewart


Sunny Sumter
Executive Director/ DC Jazz Festival, Independent Recording Artist www.sunnysumter.com

Charlean Carmon
American Idol, Ricky Minor


Egheosa Passion Igbinoba
Independent Recording Artist and Educator

Christie Dashiell
Independent Recording Artist and Educator

Shacara Rogers
Independent Recording Artist and Educator

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