History of Discover Jazz Programming

In this, our 30th Anniversary year, it’s fun to look back at all the AMAZING jazz artists who have visited our fair city over the years.  Check out this incredible list of talent.

BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL
PROGRAMMING HISTORY

1984 – Sarah Vaughan, Modern Jazz Quartet

1985 – Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra, Cramen Lundy, The Barrett Sisters, Bobby Watson

1986 – Ella Fitzgerald, Abdullah Ibrahim

1987 – Count Basie All-Stars, Gary Burton Quartet, Ralph Towner, Don Pullen-George Adams Quartet, Vernon Jones

1988 – Dizzy Gillespie, Sun Ra & His Intergalactic Arkestra, Emily Remler & Mick Goodrick, Roomful of Blues, Lenny Pickett & the Borneo Horns, Vernon Jones Gospel Singers

1989 – Joe Williams, Geri Allen Trio, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Jerry Gonzales & the Fort Apache Band, Bob Telson & Little Village, Paradise City Jazz Band, Sonny Okosuns

1990 – Betty Carter, Randy Weston African Rhythms with Andrew Cyrille, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens

1991 – Dave Holland Quartet, Cassandra Wilson, Frank Morgan & George Cables, Rebirth Brass Band, Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias, Avery Sharpe, Roomful of Blues, Bill Cole with Julius Hemphill & Abdul Wadid, Orange Then Blue, Kanza

1992 – Dorothy Donegan, The JB Horns with Maceo Parker/Fred Wesley/Pee Wee Ellis, Jane Ira Bloom, Carla Bley & Steve Swallow, Otis Clay & Ann Peebles with the Memphis Horns, Les Tetes Brulees, Attila Zoller Group

1993 – Tito Puente Latin Jazz All-Stars, Sheila Jordan, Don Pullen’s African-Brazilian Connection, The Skatalites, Don Cherry, Marva Wright

1994 – Joe Henderson (with John Scofield, Al Foster & George Mraz), Kenny Burrell Trio, David Murray’s Shakill Warrior Quartet, Roomful of Blues, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, Belizbeha

1995 – Betty Carter, Joshua Redman Quartet, James Carter Quartet, Jacky Terrasson Trio, Leon Parker Quintet, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas

1996 – Max Roach & M’Boom, James Carter Quartet, Trio 4 (Reggie Workman, Oliver Lake & Andrew Cyrille), Houston Person & Etta Jones, John Santos & the Machete Ensemble

1997 – McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Smith, Dr. John, Abdullah Ibrahim Trio, Myra Melford Quintet, Luther Allison, The Bronx Horns, Jireh Gospel Choir

1998 – Roy Hargrove Sextet, Dianne Reeves with Clark Terry, Lester  Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, Rebirth Brass Band, Cubanismo!, Gerry Hemingway Quartet, James Cotton, Leon Parker Percussion Summit, Motion Poets, Jazz Mandolin Project, Combustible Edison

1999 – Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, David Murray Tenet, Danilo Perez Trio, Philip Hamilton, Lester Bowie with Fontella Bass, Terrance Simien, Sex Mob, The Toasters, Nick Palumbo, Jireh Gospel Choir

2000 – Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, Dave Douglas Sextet, Chucho Valdes Quartet, Toots Thielmans, Shemekia Copeland, Henry Butler, Jazz Mandolin Project, Herbin “Tamango” van Cayseele, Corey Harris, Jeff “Tain” Watts Experience, Kenny Werner.

2001 – Dave Brubeck Quartet, Dave Holland Quintet, James Carter Sextet, Marcia Ball, Barry Harris, Los Hombres Calientes, William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Grupo Vocal Desandan, Matthew Shipp

2002 – Wayne Shorter Quartet, Regina Carter Quartet, John Scofield Band, Jason Moran Trio with Sam Rivers, David Ware Quartet, Avishai Cohen’s International Vamp Band, Son Seals, Olu Dara, Sandra Wright Band, Jerry Gonzalez Fort Apache Band

2003 – Sonny Rollins, Trey Anastasio, Dave Holland Big Band, Andrew Hill Quartet, Alfredo de la Fe, Ray Anderson, Jean-Michel Pilc, Matthew Shipp Trio, Matt Savage

2004 – Branford Marsalis Quartet, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Omar Sosa Trio, Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana, Randy Weston’s African Rhythms, Chris Potter Quartet, Steve Coleman & Five Elements

2005 – Madeline Peyroux Quartet, Kurt Rosenwinkel Group, McCoy Tyner Trio, Stanley Clarke/Bela Fleck/Jean-Luc Ponty Trio, Bill Charlap Trio, Sonny Fortune & Rashied Ali, Joe Lovano & Randy Brecker

2006 –Ahmad Jamal, Dianne Reeves, Vijay Iyer Quartet with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dafnis Prieto, Ben Allison & Medicine Wheel, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Jennifer Hartswick, Irma Thomas & Henry Butler, Kilimanjaro, Burlington Discover Jazz Festival Big Band

2007 – Eddie Palmieri, Esparanza Spalding, Kenny Garrett Quartet with Pharoah Sanders, Miguel Zenon, Chick Corea & Bela Fleck, Lee “Scratch” Perry, John Pizzarelli, Christine Jensen Quartet with Ingrid Jensen, Ryan Shaw, Magic Slim, Bettye Lavette,  Naomi Davis & The Gospel Queens, Mary Lou Williams Resurgence Project, MaMaVig

2008 – Ornette Coleman, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ledisi, Paquito D’Rivera, Joshua Redman Trio, hardcell, Trio 3, Lionel Loueke, Marcia Ball, Eek-A-Mouse, James Harvey

2009 – Diana Krall, Esparanza Spalding, Anat Cohen Quartet, Yusef Lateef, Branford Marsalis, Pink Martini, Belizbeha, Luis Perdomo Trio, Grace Kelly Quintet, Porter-Batiste-Stolz, Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher, Corey Harris, Pato Banton, Jennifer Hartswick

2010 – Sonny Rollins, Levon Helm, Luciana Souza & Romero Lubambo, Allen Toussaint, Mose Allison, Arturo Sandoval, Stephane Wrembel, Jim Hall Quartet, Gerald Clayton Trio, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Michael Zsoldos Quartet, Jason Kao Hwang, Wailing Souls

2011 – Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Catherine Russell, Roberta Gambarini, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Ray Vega Latin Jazz Quartet, JD Allen Trio, Jay Clayton & Sheila Jordan, Myra Melford Be Bread Sextet, Matt Schofield, The Abyssinians, Les Doigts de L’Homme, Viperhouse, “Bitches Brew Revisited”

2012 – Bonnie Raitt, Ninety Miles (feat. Stefon Harris, David Sanchez & Nicholas Payton), Bela Fleck & The Marcus Roberts Trio, Christina McBride & Inside Straight, Dianne Reeves, Lee Konitz Quartet, Jonathan Batiste Quintet, Vijay Iyer, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Jimmy Cliff, Craig Taborn, Donny McCaslin Group, Tim Berne & Snakeoil, Mary Halvorson Quintet, Moon Hooch, Marco Benevento, Chicha Libra

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