2012: The Year in Jazz
Pianists Ian Bargh, Charles Bell, Borah Bergman, Jean-Francois Boillat, John Vernon Bow, Bubi Chen, Jodie Christian, Jerome Eisner, Jean Fanis, Eddie Fritz, Walter Günthardt, Paquito Hechevarria, Basil Hunter, Maurice "Moe" Lavallee, Reginald "Reggie" Lewis, Anthony Maonde, Pat Murray, Ian Pearce, Austin Peralta, Ray Pitts, Omar Sharriff (Dave Alexander), Jeff Sweet, Rob van den Broeck, Charles "Manny" Williams, Don Wilson; pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger Dave Brubeck; pianists, arrangers, composers and bandleaders Graeme Bell, Jef Gilson, Fritz Pauer, Rob Pronk, Hal Schaefer, Shimrit Shoshan; pianists and composers Jose Roberto Bertrami, Burrell Gluskin, Pete Saberton, Bernardo Sassetti; pianist and organist Carol Britto; pianist, organist, bandleader, composer and arranger Clare Fischer; pianist and NARAS past president Mike Melvoin; pianist, guitarist, arranger and educator George Mesterhazy; pianist, arranger, composer, conductor and songwriter Ivan Lane; pianists, composers and arrangers Lee Rodgers Grant, Jimmy Walter; pianist, composer and saxophonist István Regős; pianist and bandleader Noel Kelehan; pianist, bandleader and artist manager José Curbelo; pianists, singers and composers Sergio Mihanovich, Uldis Stabulnieks; actor and keyboard player Sherman Hemsley; pianist, composer and conductor Gaspero C. Trainito; pianist and conductor Noel Kelehan; pianist and kecapi player Bubi Chen; pianist, composer and singer Uldis Stabulnieks; pianist, singer, composer, educator and lawyer Steve Prosser; pianist, drummer and bandleader Stan Greig; pianist, bandleader, composer and educator Ken Chaney.
Saxophonists Bucky Adams, Flavio Ambrosetti, Robert Barnes, Bill Beyea, Totti Bergh, Bill Caldwell, Doudou Chancy, Lol Coxhill, Joki Freund, Willie George, Salvador Guerzo, Andy Hamilton, Red Holloway, Lasse Hörnfeldt, Ben Kynard, Nobuyuki Morikawa, Dick Oats, Frank Pantrini, Joe Pompei, Carl Randall, Al Seibert, John Tchicai, Bill Tillman, Larry Unthank, Vince Wallace, Vinnie Walsh, David S. Ware, Edwin "Rocky" Wynder; saxophonist and clarinetist Bill Beyea; saxophonist, writer and educator Paul Wagner; saxophonists, clarinetists and flutists Bill Caldwell, Jackie Kelso (John Kelson), saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist, bandleader and educator Hal McKusick; saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist and pianist Byard Lancaster, saxophonist and flutist Sean Bergin; saxophonists and arrangers Derek Bridge, Salvador Guerzo, Tommy Newsom; saxophonist, bandleader, composer and arranger Dieudonné Nino Malapet; saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, pianist, composer and arranger Robert W. "Housewine" Roden; saxophonist, composer and poet Faruq Z. Bey; saxophonist and composer Tomasz Szukalski; saxophonists and educators Rick Britto, Ken Revell; saxophonist and bandleader Von Freeman; Cambodian king, film maker, pianist, saxophonist and composer Norodom Sihanouk; saxophonist, composer and arranger Ray Pitts; saxophonist and bandleader Félix del Rosario; saxophonist, painter and sculptor Günther Klatt.
Singers David Allyn, Ayten Alpman, Fontella Bass, Georges Bellec, Tetjana Bojeva, Nina Bundy, Marie Ellington (Maria Hawkins Cole, who was the wife of Nat, mother of Natalie), James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, Kay Davis (Kathryn Wimp), Ray Desforges, Edwin Duff, Nello Ferrara, Etta James, Guy Konkèt, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Moore, Anne Marie Moss, Alf Pearson, Pery Ribeiro, Kelly Ryan, Jody Sandhaus, Jill Seifers Walsh, Carrie Smith, Dottie Smith, Kathy Taraschi, James Van Buren, Italia Vaniglio, Andy Williams, Leroy Wofford; singer and former Puerto Rico legislator Ruth Fernández; singer, vibraphonist, drummer, percussionist, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, composer, arranger, producer and impresario Johnny Otis (Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes); singer, saxophonist, percussionist, composer and bandleader Jimmy Castor; singers and actresses Rebecca Dorsey, Betty Rhodes; singer and percussionist Jimmy Sabater; singer and songwriter Christiane Weber; singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lucio Dalla; singer and composer Art Jenkins; singer and actor Pery Ribeiro; singer and arranger Todd Buffa; actress, singer and concert producer Janet Carroll; singers and guitarists Ben Tinker, Seydina Insa Wade; singer, actor and author Tony Martin; singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger Magro Waghabi; singer, broadcaster and writer "Uptown" Janice Brown; singer, pianist, trumpeter, singer, guitarist and composer Terry Callier; singers and percussionists Luisito Ayala and Sammy Ayala; singer, vibraphonist and drummer Hazy Osterwald; singer and bassist Ray Lamere (aka Sugar Ray); singer and banjo player Bruce McNichols; jazz poet and performance artist Jayne Cortez.
Sitarists Ustad Shamim Ahmed Khan, Jalal Zolfonoun; sitarist, composer, bandleader and educator Ravi Shankar.
Theremin player, flutist, guitarist, bass guitarist and singer Barbara Buchholz.