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Previous Guests Artists

The Tarleton Jazz Festival has had a long list of internationally recognized guest artists. Bringing guest artists to campus allows our students to interact and learn from world-class musicians and educators. Below is a list of previous guest artists:

1974 - Maynard Ferguson

1975 - Woody Herman

1979 - Jack Peterson

1992 - Chris Seiter, Kris Berg, and Kent Ellingson

1995 - Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau

1996 - Collection Jazz Orchestra

1997 - Tim Ishii and Bart Marantz

1998 - Kim Park and Rick Stitzel

1999 - Count Basie

2000 - John Fedchock

2001 - Thomas Shabda Noor

2002 - Gary Hobbs

2004 - Bertha Coolidge

2005 - Rufus Reid

2006 - Maria Schneider

2007 - David "Fathead" Newman

2008 - Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

2009 - Sean Jones

2010 - Kathy Kosins

2011 - Bob Mintzer

2012 - Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

2013 - Jeff Coffin

2014 - John Faddis

2015 - Wycliffe Gordon

2016 - Josh Hanlon and Friends (Stockton Helbing, Noel Johnston, James Driscoll, Ken Edwards, Justin Pierce)

2017 - Dave Pietro

2018 - Terell Stafford

2019 - Ari Hoenig