Historical List of Performers

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Historical List of Performers


2002


Jackson Jazz Ensemble
Sunny Wilkinson and Ron Newman
Orquesta Ritmo
Motor Train Sextet

2003


The Diego Rivera Quartet
Ray Kamalay and his Red Hot Peppers
Orquesta Ritmo
Uptown Society Jazz Orchestra

2004 


Mind’s Eye
Marcus Belgrave Jazz Quintet
Windjammer’s Dixie Jazz
Orquesta Ritmo
After Thought Trio
Ashton Moore Quartet

2005


Ashton Moore Quartet
Carl Cafagna and North Star Jazz
The Royal Garden Trio
The Windjammers featuring Stan Grady
The Big Band Machine
Matt Collar Trio

2006


Neil Gordon and the Jazz Groove
Geriatric Six
Diego Rivera Quartet
Hot Club of Detroit
Bayou River Band
The Big Band Machine
Lynn Gruenewald Quintet
Rockelle Whitaker Sextet


2007


Ashton Moore Quartet
Windjammers
Johnny O’Neal Trio
Organissimo
Hot Club of Detroit
MSU Professors of Jazz
The Big Band Machine


2008


Detroit Tenors
Hot Club of Detroit
Straight Ahead
Community Music School Jazz Orchestra
Sunny Wilkinson Quartet
Colton Weatherston
MSU Professors of Jazz with Sopie Millman
Tumbao Bravo

2009


Community Music School Jazz Orchestra
North Star Saxophone Quartet
Denise Thimes
Esperanza Spalding
Los Gatos
Arlenen McDaniel
Linda Abar and the Neil Gordon Trio
Shahidah Nurullah and Good Friends
Carl Allen/Rodney Whitaker Project
Organissimo

2010

 
Neil Gordon Trio
Diego Rivera Quartet
Hot Club of Detroit
Los Gatos
Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson
The Sunny Wilkinson Quartet
Ursula Walker and the Buddy Budson Trio
Sean Dobbins Trio
Somi
Orquesta Ritmo
Rick Roe Trio with Rockelle Whitaker
Tamara Mayers Jazz Combo
Evidence Jazz Group

2011


Jonathan Beshay Quartet
Metro Jazz Voices
Etienne Charles and Folklore
Grace Kelly
Tumbao Bravo
Arlene McDaniel
Tamara Mayers Jazz Combo
Randy Gelispie and Friends
Billie Holiday Project featuring Mardra Thomas
Taylor Eigsti
Grupo Aye’
Rodney Whitaker Quartet

2012


Detroit Tenors
Community Music School Jazz Orchestra
Wycliffe Gordon and Niki Haris
Orquesta Ritmo
Peter Nelson Quartet
Diego Rivera Quartet
Neil Gordon Trio
Modern Jazz Messengers
Alexis Cole
East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Orchestra
Anthony Stanco Quartet
Layers

2013 


Arlene McDaniel Trio
Guitar Summit featuring the Bill Heid Trio with Cory Allen, Ralph Tope, Perry Hughes
Cyrille Aimee
Lansing Symphony Jazz Orchestra
Community Music School Jazz Orchestra
J.A.M.M. Scholarship Quartet
Saginaw Area Youth Jazz Ensemble
East Lansing HS Jazz Combo
Ann Arbor Pioneer HS Jazz Combo 
Dave Rosin Trio
Vocal Jazz Summit featuring Betty Joplin, Mardra Thomas, Betty Baxter, Ramona Collins
MSU Professors of Jazz with Tim Warfield
Germain Bazzle with the Frederick Sanders Trio
Orquesta Ritmo
Paul Bratcher Quintet
The Detroit Tenors

2014


Neil Gordon Quartet
Benny Benack III
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Orquesta Ritmo
MSU Big Band Symposium
Thornetta Davis
Planet D Nonet
Lowdown Brass Band
Sunny Wilkinson
Diego River Quartet
Airmen of Note
Aquanko
J.A.M.M. Scholarship Quartet
East Lansing HS Jazz Band
LCC Jazz Band
Root Doctor

2015


Metro Jazz Voices
Rodney Whitaker & Soul-R-Energy
Bria Skonberg
Grupo Aye’
JAMM Scholarship Quartet
Ari Teitel Organ Trio
Thornetta Davis
Jason Adasiewicz Quartet
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys
Lansing Symphony Jazz Orchestra
Jeff Hamilton Trio
Guitar Summitt: featuring Randy Napoleon, Dave Stryker and Peter Bernstein
Orquesta Ritmo
Organissimo
MSU Jazz Studies Big Band Symposium
Cindy Scott
Chris Canas Band

2016


Gary Motley 
Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra w/Edye Evans Hyde
Ben Williams & Sound Effect
Tumbao Bravo
JAMM Scholarship Quartet w/Abigail Zerbe
East Lansing High School Jazz Combo
Vocal Summit w/ Jeff Shoup Trio, featuring; Danielle Blanchard, Nashon Holloway, Beth Stalker,  Nicole New, Evangeline
Bobby Murray Band
George Delancy Quintet
Tomeka Reid Trio
Ken Kozora Quartet
Universal Indians w/ Joe McPhee
Gabriel Brass Band
Marcus Elliot Quartet
Karrin Allyson
Marcus Roberts
Michael Dease Quintet
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Diego Rivera
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Jazz Band 
MSU Big Band Symposium
Lydia Harrell
Lady Sunshine and the X Band