Guest Artists

Over the years, the ECU Jazz Studies program has been fortunate enough to attract many guest artists who have provided jazz-related workshops, clinics, and master classes. Below is a sampling of the guest artists we have welcomed to campus:

Billy Taylor

Branford Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

Sherrie Maricle & DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Marlena Shaw

Bobby Watson

Bob Mintzer

Jimmy Haslip

Russell Ferrante

William Kennedy

Peter Erskine


Benny Green

Marcus Roberts

Houston Person

Etta Jones

Maynard Furgeson

Rufus Reid

William “Keter” Betts

Ethel Ennis

Fred Wesley

Carl Allen

Jason Marsalis

Victor Lewis

Joey DeFrancesco

Terell Stafford

Jon Faddis

Maceo Parker

Melvin Parker

Dave Valentine

Mulgrew Miller

Christian McBride

Grady Tate

Vanessa Rubin

Melton Mustafa

Leonard “Doc” Gibbs

Kevin Toney

Land Richards

Jiggs Whigham

Yoron Israel

Roger “Buck” Hill

John Fedchock

Dave Yarborough

Dr. Willie L. Hill