Full List of Jazz Party Musicians 1967 – 2016

Varro-PianoCumulative List: Odessa Jazz Party, Midland Jazz Classic and West Texas Jazz Party Collaboration Musicians.

Breakdown of the number of musicians attending the West Texas Jazz Parties across the years (1967 – 2016) by instrument (current total is ~ 173 musicians – if you don’t see one in the list on the page below, please speak up!)

This does not include the hundreds of other musicians who have visited as the guests of the Jazz Society to play at other events.

27   Bassists
27   Pianists
26   Saxophonists
20   Trombonists
21   Drummers
17   Guitarists
12   Trumpeters
11   Clarinetists
7    Vocalists
6    Cornetists
5    Vibraphonists
2    Violinists

Musicians who have performed include:

Bassists

  • Chuck Berghofer
  • Keter Betts
  • Monty Budwig
  • Neil Caine
  • John Clayton
  • Greg Cohen
  • Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr.
  • George Duvivier
  • Joel Forbes
  • John Goldsby
  • Bob Haggart
  • Milt Hinton
  • Major Holley
  • Tom Kennedy
  • Ray Leatherwood
  • Jay Leonhart
  • Jack Lesberg
  • Michael Moore
  • George Mraz
  • Mark Neuenschwander
  • Nicki Parrott
  • Martin Pizzarelli
  • Lynn Seaton
  • Carson Smith
  • David Stone
  • Frank Tate
  • Brian Torff

Drummers

  • Joe Ascione
  • Mousey Alexander
  • Morey Feld
  • Jeff Hamilton
  • Jake Hanna
  • Oliver Jackson
  • Gus Johnson, Jr.
  • Don Lamond
  • Cliff Leeman
  • Mel Lewis
  • Eddie Locke
  • Dennis Mackrel
  • Ray McKinley
  • Ed Metz, Jr.
  • Butch Miles
  • Ray Mosca
  • Chuck Redd
  • Chuck Riggs
  • Bobby Rosengarden
  • Jimmie Smith
  • Tony Tedesco
  • Jackie Williams

Guitarists

  • Howard Alden
  • George Barnes
  • James Chirillo
  • Cal Collins
  • John Collins
  • Herb Ellis
  • Eddie Erickson
  • Tal Farlow
  • Barney Kessel
  • Ed Laub
  • Mundell Lowe
  • Bucky Pizzarelli
  • John Pizzarelli
  • Howard Roberts
  • Gray Sargent
  • Curt Warren
  • Wayne Wright

Pianists

  • Ehud Asherie
  • John Bunch
  • Dick Cary
  • Bill Charlap
  • John Cocuzzi
  • Michael Francis
  • Tamir Hendelman
  • Dick Hyman
  • Ray Kennedy
  • Dave McKenna
  • Jay McShann
  • Marty Napoleon
  • Harry Pickens
  • Brian Piper
  • Ted Rosenthal
  • Mark Shane
  • John Sheridan
  • Ray Sherman
  • Derek Smith
  • Paul Smith
  • Rossano Sportiello
  • Lou Stein
  • Ralph Sutton
  • Ross Tompkins
  • Johnny Varro
  • Buddy Weed
  • Dick Wellstood
  • Teddy Wilson
  • Stan Wrightsman

Saxophonists

  • Harry Allen
  • Harold Ashby
  • Phil Bodner
  • Al Cohn
  • Bud Freeman
  • Jim Galloway
  • Scott Hamilton
  • Skeets Herfurt
  • Al Klink
  • Eddie Miller
  • Johnny Mince
  • Brian Ogilvie
  • Ken Peplowski
  • Houston Person
  • Flip Phillips
  • Scott Robinson
  • Antti Sarpila
  • Bud Shank
  • Zoot Sims
  • Tony Sotos
  • Lew Tabackin
  • Buddy Tate
  • Norris Turney
  • Bob Wilber
  • Chuck Wilson
  • Chris Woods

Clarinetists

  • Kenny Davern
  • Bobby Gordon
  • Herb Hall
  • Ron Hockett
  • Peanuts Hucko
  • Dick Johnson
  • Matty Matlock
  • Johnny Mince
  • Abe Most
  • Ken Peplowski
  • Allan Vache

Cornetists

  • Ruby Braff
  • Wild Bill Davison
  • Pee Wee Erwin
  • Ed Polcer
  • Randy Reinhart
  • Warren Vache, Jr.

Trombonists

  • Ashley Alexander
  • Bill Allred
  • John Allred
  • Wayne Andre
  • Dan Barrett
  • Cutty Cutshall
  • Vic Dickenson
  • Carl Fontana
  • Herb Gardner
  • Urbie Green
  • Al Grey
  • Slide Hampton
  • Bob Havens
  • Joel Helleny
  • Eddie Hubble
  • George Masso
  • Lou McGarity
  • Bill Watrous
  • Kai Winding
  • Trummy Young

Trumpeters

  • Johnny Best
  • Billy Butterfield
  • Buck Clayton
  • Spanky Davis
  • Jon-Erik Kellso
  • Yank Lawson
  • Jimmy Maxwell
  • Randy Sandke
  • Jack Sheldon
  • Irv Stokes
  • Clark Terry
  • Joe Wilder

Vocalists

  • Eddie Erickson
  • Rebecca Kilgore
  • Nicki Parrott
  • Sue Raney
  • Mavis Rivers
  • Carole Sloane
  • Shirley Witherspoon

Vibraphonists

  • Peter Appleyard
  • John Cocuzzi
  • Terry Gibbs
  • Red Norvo
  • Chuck Redd
  • Harry Sheppard

Violinists

  • Joe Venuti
  • Aaron Weinstein

West Texas Jazz Party 51 – May 19-21, 2017