Howard University Jazz Ensemble Alumni

(1976-2019)

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

Kebbi Williams, Outkast

Tim Warfield, Nicholas Payton

Bryan Mills, Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers

Brent Birckhead, Lauryn Hill

Kevin Levi, Chuck Brown

Antonio Parker, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Elijah Balbed, Chuck Brown

Kenny Nunn, independent recording artist

Brian Settles, Jason Moran

Trumpets

Wallace Roney, Blue Note Recording Artist

Ravi Best, 1st Trumpet Broadway Musical, “42nd St.”, 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, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Benita Gladney, Howard University

Larry Jenkins, Tennessee State University

Demarr Woods, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Kieron Irvine, Duke Ellington School of the Arts

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, Count Basie Orchestra, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

Piano

Geri Allen, Professor of Music at University of Michigan, jazz soloist

Michael Bearden, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Patti LaBelle, Lady GaGa, The Oscars

Wayne Linsey, Babyface, Whitney Houston, American Idol

Marcus Johnson, Founder of Three Keys Records

Raymond Angry, Grady Tate, The Roots

Mark Batson, Beyonce, Dave Matthews Band, Dr. Dre

Amy Bormet, Washington Women in Jazz

Samuel Prather, Groove Orchestra

Byron Hill, Recording artist in Shanghai, China

Guitar

Vinnie Valentino, Independent recording artist

Jay A. Thompson, Independent recording artist

Rodney Richardson, Independent recording artist

Bass

Clarence Seay, Billy Harper, Wallace Roney

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

Eric Wheeler, Cyrus Chestnut, Dee Dee Bridgewater

Karine Chapdelaine, James Madison University

Eliot Seppa, Warren Wolf

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

Adolph Wright, Director of Bands at Bowie State University, MD

Cora C. Coleman, Prince

Carroll V. Dashiell, III, Mark Meadows, Warren Wolf

Jonathan Laine, David Foster, Oddisee

Quentin Mallette, Fayetteville Symphony

Vocalists

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

Lamont van Hook, Rod Stewart, Dianne Ross, Phil Collins

Egheosa Igbinoba, independent recording artist  

Christie Dashiell, independent recording artist