The Musicians below are scheduled for the 2019 Prescott Jazz Summit

Reed player Tony Vacca (Phoenix) is a local favorite who has played at the Prescott Jazz Summit numerous times. Tony has performed with Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Doc Severinson, The Temptations and Richie Cole.

Jack Peterson (Prescott) has played both piano and guitar at numerous Prescott Jazz Summit events. Jack has performed with Clark Terry, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee and Henry Mancini.

Ginger Berglund and Scott Whitfield (Los Angeles) sing at a past Prescott Jazz Summit event. Ginger Berglund sings with the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, the Pied Pipers and the Modernaires and is a LA studio singer.

Selwyn Reams (Phoenix) is a first call bass player for many musical events in Phoenix, Sedona and Flagstaff and has played numerous times in Prescott.

Kim Richmond (Los Angeles) Stan Kenton, Bob Florence, Airmen of Note in Washington, D.C. Kim has long been a first call studio musician for TV, Movies & Recordings.

Yanni Goudelis (Phoenix) Yannis is originally from Greece and has played on many European Jazz Tours.

Mike Vax (Prescott) Mike has played in the big bands of Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey and Harry James. He served in the US Navy Show Band and has also played with the Dukes of Dixieland in New Orleans. He leads the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra.

Howard Alden (Phoenix/New York) The Concord Jazz recording artist has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski and George Van Eps.


Scott Whitfield (Los Angeles) Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Bob Florence, Nat Adderly, Bill Holman Big Band, The Modernaires and The Pied Pipers. Scott is a top studio player and a noted educator.

Brian Zabriskie (Prescott) is a veteran musical conductor for many major cruise ship lines.

Gary Anderson (Las Vegas) Played for Woody Herman and arranged a definitive version of Herman's "Fanfare for the Common Man." He is a veteran of numerous Las Vegas Show Bands and performs with the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra.

Kenny French (Phoenix)  US Air Force Academy Falconaires Big Band, Cab Calloway Orchestra, Randy Brecker, Bobby Shew, Shirley Jones, Ernestine Anderson, Kirk Whalum and Frank Mantooth.

Bruce Gates (Phoenix) Trumpeter in the Airmen of Note in Washington D.C.

Adam Compeau (Phoenix) Detroit Concert Band, Pit Band for musicals such as West Side Story, Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof & South Pacific.

Chris Finet (Flagstaff) Director of Jazz Studies at NAU, Flagstaff Symphony. Chris has performed with Doc Severinson, Roy Hargrove, Dave Douglas.

Paul Brewer (Phoenix) Paul is the Director of Jazz Studies at Mesa College. He has played with Doc Severinson, Michael Buble, Dianna Ross, Frankie Valli and the Temptations.

Ron King (Prescott) began putting air into a trumpet  when he was 7 years old in Ft. Worth, Texas. He served with the West Pack Navy unit band for four years after attending East Texas State on a trumpet scholarship for 1-1/2 years, and then enrolled at North Texas State University  as a music major (mostly for the Lab band program). After moving to San Diego, he played section & jazz chair in the San Diego Jazz Orchestra for 28 years.

C.E. Askew (Monticello, AR) Leader of the Airmen of Note in Washington DC for 20 years.  Performed with Randy and Michael Brecker, Bill Watrous, Clark Terry, and Kevin Mahogany. Taught at The University of Arkansas - Monticello.

Other musicians scheduled to appear include Ronnie Rose, Vocals; Dave Russell (Prescott) - saxes; and Art Swanson – US Navy Band in Washington D.C. - trombone, and Blake Downs, trombone.