Past Judges

1959 Art Van Damme, Frank Holzfiend, Charles Suber, Robert Trendler

1960 Willis Conover, Frank Holzfiend, Stan Kenton, Robert Share, Charles Suber

1961 Bill Evans, Johnny Richards, George Russell, Robert Share, Charles Suber

1962 Don DeMicheal, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Robert Share, Charles Suber

1963 Manny Albam, Leonard Feather, Terry Gibbs, Robert Share, Charles Suber

1964 Julian Adderley, Donald Byrd, Gary McFarland, Oliver Nelson, George Russell, Robert Share, Charles Suber

1965 Paul Horn, Arif Mardin, Robert Share, Charles Suber, Clark Terry

1966 Don DeMicheal, Quincy Jones, Charles Suber, Billy Taylor, Rev. George Wiskirchen, CSC

1967 Donald Byrd, Don DeMicheal, Herbie Hancock, William Russo, Lalo Schifrin, Robert Share

1968 Ray Brown, Dan Morgenstern, Oliver Nelson, Robert Share, Gerald Wilson

1969 Gary McFarland, Dan Morgenstern, Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Ernie Wilkins, Rev. George Wiskirchen, CSC

1970 Richard Abrams, Leon Breeden, Joe Farrell, Dan Morgenstern, Ernie Wilkins

1971 Richard Abrams, Willis Conover, Charlie Haden, Dan Morgenstern, Leon Thomas, Gerald Wilson

1972 Jamey Aebersold, Willis Conover, Aynsley Dunbar, Roberta Flack, Hubert Laws, Dan Morgenstern, George Russell

1973 Alvin Batiste, Joe Farrell, Jimmy Guiffre, Roy Haynes, Hubert Laws, Dan Morgenstern, Jimmy Owens

1974 Charlie Haden, Billy Harper, Roy Haynes, Dan Morgenstern, Lonnie Liston Smith, Bill Watrous

1975 Cecil Bridgewater, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hubert Laws, Jack DeJohnette, Dan Morgenstern, Sonny Rollins

1976 Lester Bowie, Joe Farrell, Malachi Favors, Bob James, Dan Morgenstern, Don Moye, Dave Remington

1977 Randy Brecker, Bob James, Will Lee, Bob Moses, David Sanborn

1978 Louie Bellson, Hubert Laws, John Lewis, Larry Ridley, Dan Morgenstern, Lew Tabackin

1979 Nat Adderley, Richard David, Buddy DeFranco, Bunky Green, Philly Joe Jones, Joe Sample

1980 Herb Ellis, Milt Hinton, Dan Morgenstern, Zoot Sims, Billy Taylor, Tony Williams

1981 Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Mel Lewis, Jim McNeely, Dan Morgenstern, Mike Vax

1982 Frank Foster, Charlie Haden, Shelly Manne, Dan Morgenstern, Jimmy Owens, Billy Taylor

1983 Ron Carter, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Jim McNeely, Dan Morgenstern, Tony Williams

1984 Terence Blanchard, Joanne Brackeen, Paquito DiRivera, Danny Gottlieb, Dave Holland, Dan Morgenstern

1985 Gene Bertoncini, Stanley Cowell, Jimmy Heath, Dave Holland, Butch Miles, Dan Morgenstern

1986 Conte Candoli, Alan Dawson, Chuck Israels, Ellis Marsalis, Dan Morgenstern, Lew Tabackin

1987 Charlie Haden, Roy Haynes, Larry Dwyer, Dan Morgenstern, Red Rodney, Frank Wess

1988 John Clayton Jr., Danny Gottlieb, Eddie Harris, Mulgrew Miller, Dan Morgenstern, Lew Tabackin

1989 Carl Allen, Jim McNeely, Dan Morgenstern, Claudio Roditi, Ed Shaughnessy, Frank Wess

1990 Alan Broadbent, Donald Harrison, Mark Johnson, Steve Turre, Gerald Wilson

1991 Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez, Roy Haynes, Harold Mabern Jr., Dan Morgenstern, Dick Oatts

1992 John Clayton Jr., Dan Morgenstern, Lew Tabackin, Ed Thigpen, Bill Watrous, James Williams

1993 Carl Allen, Jon Faddis, Bunky Green, Jimmy Heath, Mulgrew Miller, Rufus Reid

1994 Ray Brown, Benny Green, Christopher Hollyday, Dan Morgenstern, Claudio Roditi, Ed Shaughnessy

1995 Roy Hargrove, Jim McNeely, Butch Miles, George Mraz, Dan Morgenstern, Bobby Watson

1996 Richard Davis, Donald Harrison, Roy Haynes, Geoff Keezer, Dan Morgenstern, Wallace Roney

1997 Nick Brignola, Sir Roland Hanna, Louis Hayes, Marc Johnson, Dan Morgenstern, Lew Soloff

1998 Carl Allen, Jim McNeely, Charnett Moffett, Claudio Roditi, Frank Wess

1999 Benny Green, Jeff Hamilton, Chuck Israels, Michael Mossman, Gregory Tardy

2000 John Clayton Jr., Jimmy Heath, Jimmy Owens, Ed Shaughnessy, James Williams

2001 Joanne Brackeen, Conte Candoli, Terri Lynne Carrington, Richard Davis, Lew Tabackin

2002 Cecil Bridgewater, James Carter, Jim McNeely, Dan Morgenstern, John Robinson, Rodney Whitaker

2003 Lynne Arriale, John Clayton Jr., Russ Miller, Jimmy Owens, Gregory Tardy

2004 Dave Carpenter, Jeff Clayton, Peter Erskine, Jon Faddis, Alan Pasqua

2005 Jay Anderson, Lynne Arriale, Frank Catalano, Steve Davis, Andre Hayward

2006 Obed Calvaire, Gerald Clayton, Jeff Clayton, John Clayton Jr., Terell Stafford

2007 Carl Allen, James Carter, Jon Faddis, Joan Hickey, Rodney Whitaker

2008 Jamey Aebersold, Gene Bertoncini, Jim McNeely, Dan Morgenstern, Larry Ridley, Marvin Stamm, Clif Wallace

2009 Kinah Boto Ayah, Wayne Batchelor, Nnenna Freelon, Joel Holmes, Virginia Mayhew

2010 Jeff Clayton, Marion Hayden, Willie Jones III, Llew Matthews, Ira Nepus

2011 Kris Bowers, Jeff Clayton, John Clayton Jr., Dana Hall, Terell Stafford

2012 Pat Bianchi, Carmen Intorre Jr., Bob Lark, Pat Martino, Diego Rivera

2013 Etienne Charles, Michael Dease, Randy Gelispie, Diego Rivera, Reginald Thomas, Rodney Whitaker

2014 Jeff Clayton, Wycliffe Gordon, Marion Hayden, Tim Metz, Reggie Thomas 

2015 Bruce Barth, Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield Jr., Peter Washington, Billy Williams

2016 Marion Hayden, Christine Jensen, Ingrid Jensen, Allison Miller, Helen Sung

2017 Darren Barrett, Obed Calvaire, Aaron Goldberg, Jimmy Greene, Yasushi Nakamura