NT Jazz Fest History

We are proud to have had 37 years of unbelieveable artists at our jazz festival...

2020
The DIVA Jazz Orchestra
Matt Ulery's Loom
The University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band
Women in Jazz Dinner

2019
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra
with special guest Joey DeFrancesco
Sharel Cassity Quartet
Clinician's Pro Jam
Women in Jazz Dinner

2018
Delfeayo Marsalis presents the Uptown Jazz Orchestra
Marques Carroll's Trumpet Summit
University of Miami Frost Concert Jazz Band
Women in Jazz Dinner 

2017
Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Kings of the Lobby featuring Chris Madsen
Clinician's Pro Jam

2016
Chris Potter Big Band
The John Wojciechowski Quartet
Northern Illinois University Jazz Orchestra
The Jazz Director's Big Band 

2015
The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band
Luke Malewicz Quintet
Clinician's Pro Jam
The Jazz Director's Big Band

2014
Christian McBride Big Band
Caroline Davis Quartet
University of Illinois Jazz Ensemble (* did not appear due to weather - replaced by clinician's jazz session) 
The Jazz Director's Big Band 

2013
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, 
directed by Dennis Mackrel
Adam Kromelow Trio
The Eastman Jazz Ensemble 
The Jazz Director’s Big Band

2012
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble directed by Dana Hall
with special guest Nicholas Payton
Marquis Hill Black-tet
The Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra
The Jazz Director’s Big Band 


2011
The Mingus Big Band
Herculaneum
The University of Michigan Jazz Ensemble
The Jazz Director’s Big Band


2010
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
The John Wojciechowski Quartet
The DePaul University Jazz Ensemble directed by Bob Lark
The Jazz Director’s Big Band


2009
The Count Basie Orchestra directed by Bill Hughes
Special improvisation clinic by Jamey Aebersold
The Jazz Directors Big Fat Band
The Army Blues Jazz Ensemble from Washington, D.C.


2008
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble directed by Jon Faddis
The Indiana University Jazz Ensemble 
with special guest, Steve Houghton, drums
The Spam All-Stars from Miami, Florida
The Jazz Directors Big Fat Band


2007
The Tito Puente All-Star Alumni Big Band with
Eddie Palmieri, piano
Darren Kramer and DKO Electric Quartet
The University. of Wisconsin- Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble
The Jazz Directors Big Fat Band


2006
Sherri Maricle and the DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA
The Falconaires from Air Force Academy
Goran Ivanovic Group
The Jazz Directors Big Fat Band


2005
The Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band
The Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble
The Tito Carillo Jazz Quintet
The Jazz Directors Big Fat Band


2004
The Bob Mintzer Big Ban
The University of Illinois Jazz Ensemble
The Mark Colby Quartet
The Jazz Directors Big Band


2003
The Count Basie Orchestra
The Shades of Blue Air Force Jazz Ensemble
The Ryan Cohan Quartet
The Jazz Directors Big Band


2002
John Fedchock's New York Big Band
The Roosevelt University Jazz Ensemble
The Zach Brock Quartet
The Jazz Directors Big Band


2001
The Buddy Rich Big Band with Dave Weckl, drums
and Steve Marcus, leader
The Elmhurst College Jazz Ensemble


2000
The Rob Parton ROPA Big Band
with guest artist Byron Stripling, trumpet;
The Senior Center Stompers Dixieland Band


1999
The Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin
Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble
DuSable High School Gospel Choir


1998
DIVA, No Man's Band  with Sherrie Maricle and Ellen Rowe
DePaul University Jazz Ensemble


1997
The Frank Mantooth Jazz Orchestra
Kevin Mahogany and the Illinois Weslyan Jazz Ensemble


1996
Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass with Steve Spiegl
Bob Kase and the Ball State University Jazz Ensemble


1995
The Count Basie Orchestra directed by Frank Foster with
Rob Parton and Roy Leonard


1994
The Duke Ellington Orchestra directed by Mercer Ellington,
with Howard Levy and Ken Nordine


1993
Maynard Ferguson with Rob Parton's Jazztech Big Band and Ed Palermo


1992
The Woody Herman Orchestra directed by Frank Tiberi


1991
The Artie Shaw Orchestra directed by Dick Johnson,
with Buddy DeFranco


1990
The Count Basie Orchestra directed by Frank Foster,
with Matt Harris


1989
Clark Terry and Louie Bellson with the N.I.U. Jazz Ensemble


1988
The Tonight Show "All-Stars"
with the Birch Creek Music Center "All Star" Big Band


1987
Dizzy Gillespie with the Jazz Members Big Band


1986
The Woody Herman Orchestra directed by Woody Herman


1985
The Airmen of Note
(U.S. Air Force Jazz Ensemble), directed by David Steinmeyer

1984
The Buddy Childers Big Band
and the New Trier High School Jazz Ensemble with Jamey Aebersold


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