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

Kebbi Williams
Outkast

Tim Warfield
Nicholas Payton

Bryan Mills
Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers

Kevin Levi
Shai and Independent recording Artist
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TRUMPETS

Wallace Roney
Blue Note Recording Artist

Ravi Best
1st Trumpet for the Broadway Musical, “42nd St.”

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
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TROMBONE

Gregory Royal
Duke Ellington Orchestra

Stephen Baxter
Ray Charles Orchestra

Allen Gardner
Director of Bands at Chaney State University, PA

Mark Williams
Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers
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PIANO

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

Michael Bearden
Whitney Houston, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Patti LaBelle

Wayne Linsey
Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Frank Beverly and Maze

Marcus Johnson
Founder of Three Keys Records

Mark Batson
Beyonce, Dave Matthews Band

Raymond Angry
Shai, Grady Tate and Kenny Garrett
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GUITAR

Vinnie Valentino
Independent Recording Artist

Jay A. Thompson
Independent Recording Artist

Baron Tymas
North Carolina Central University

Nicholas Lipkowski
Independent Recording Artist and author
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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
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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

Adolph Wright
Director of Bands at Bowie State University, MD

Cora C. Coleman
Prince

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
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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
Independent Recording Artist www.sunnysumter.com

Egheosa Passion Igbinoba
Independent Recording Artist
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