In my professional music career of more than 50 years, I've had the opportunity to play with some of the finest musicians, vocalists, bands, conductors and comedians in the world. Below is a nearly complete list of names that I've had the pleasure to work with from 1966 through the first half of 2013 - some famous, some not so famous, but all extremely talented! The list is sorted chronologically by category: Jazz, Classical and Pop

JAZZ (alphabetical order)

Alex Acuña - drums, percussion

Randy Aldcroft - trombone

Laurindo Almeida - guitar

Cat Anderson - trumpet

Ernestine Anderson - vocal

Dorothy Ashby - harp

Chuck Berghoffer - bass

John Bishop - drums

Phil Bodner - woodwinds

George Bohanon - trombone

Oscar Brashear - cornet

Larry Bunker - percussion

Red Callender - tuba

John Chiodini - guitar

Larry Coryell - guitar

Eddie Daniels - clarinet

Dan Dean - electric bass, guitars

Buddy DeFranco - clarinet

Chuck Domanico - bass

George Duke - piano

George Duvivier - bass

Don Ellis - bandleader, trumpet

Herb Ellis - guitar

Ron Eshete - guitar

Victor Feldman - piano

Bill Frisell - guitar

Stu Goldberg - piano

Don Grusin - piano

Jeff Hamilton - drums

Gary Herbig - saxophones

Conrad Herwig - trombone

Earl “Fatha” Hines - piano

Dave Holland - bass

Paul Horn - flute

Ralph Humphrey - drums

Kim Hutchcroft - saxophones

Pete Jolly - piano

Harold Jones - drums

Quincy Jones - conductor

Roger Kellaway - piano

Morganna King - vocal

Abe Laboriel - bass

Mike Lang - piano

Bob Leatherbarrow - drums

Milcho Leviev - piano

Moyes Lucas - drums

Dave MacKay - piano

Shelly Manne - drums

Bill Mays - piano

Patrick O’Hearn - bass

Gary Peacock - bass

John Pisano - guitar

Ted Poor - drums

Joe Porcaro - drums

Rufus Reid - bass

Emil Richards - marimba, percussion

Howard Roberts - guitar

Frank Rosolino - trombone

Diane Schurr - vocal

Marc Seales - piano

Bud Shank - flute, sax

Bobby Shew - trumpet

William O. “Bill” Smith - clarinet

Cal Tjader - vibes

Mike Vax - trumpet

Allen Vizzutti - trumpet

Cuong Vu - trumpet

Ernie Watts - saxophones

Jiggs Whigham - trombone

Joe Wilder - cornet

 

CLASSICAL:

Belle Arte Ensemble

Bellevue Philharmonic

Emily Berendsen - vocal

Elmer Bernstein - conductor

Bremerton Symphony

Richard Buckley - conductor

Zita Carno - piano

Jeffrey Cohan - flute

Cheryl Collier, flute

Michael Crusoe - timpani

Stuart Dempster - trombone

Denver Symphony

Vince DeRosa - French horn

Louise DiTullio - flute

Everett Symphony

Great Falls Symphony

David Harrington - violin

Richard Karpen - piano

Milton Katims - conductor

L.A. Contempo Four

Louis Lane - conductor

John Lenti - lute

Los Angeles Repertoire Orchestra

Ingrid Matthews - violin

Peter Maund - percussion

Rainer Miedel - conductor

Debbie Montgomery, piano

Musica Grato, Himi City, Japan

Marni Nixon - soprano

Olympia Symphony

Pacific Chamber Orchestra

Lalo Schifrin - conductor

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Jim Self - tuba

Craig Sheppard - piano

Eric Shumsky - viola

William O. Smith - clarinet

Temporamental - late Renaissance / early Baroque ensemble

Linda Tsatsanis - soprano

Nathan Whittaker - cello

John Williams - conductor

Frank Zappa - conductor

 

POP:

Anna Maria Alberghetti - vocal

Pete Barbutti - comedian

Shirley Bassey - vocal

The Beach Boys - band

Lauren Becall - vocal

Jim Belushi - vocal

Leon Bibb - vocal

Hal Blaine - drums

Pat Boone - vocal

Terry Bozzio - drums

Yul Brenner - vocal/actor

Les Brown - bandleader

George Burns - comedian

Joseph Byrd - conductor

David Cassidy - vocal

Cyd Charise - vocal

Natalie Cole - vocal

Cooder, Ry - vocal

Bob Crosby - bandleader

Sammy Davis, Jr. - vocal

Martin Denny - piano

Tennessee Ernie Ford - vocal

Gina Funes - vocal

The Four Lads - vocal group

Mitzi Gaynor - vocal

Jerry Goldsmith - conductor

Kenny Gorelick (Kenny G.) - saxophone

Edie Gormé - vocal

Al Green - vocal

Richard Harris - vocal

Bob Hope - comedian

Englebert Humperdinck - vocal

Marion Hutton - vocal

The Jacksons - vocal group

Jim Keltner - drums

Sherri Lewis - vocal

Rich Little - comedian

Frankie Laine - vocal

Steve Lawrence - vocal

Peggy Lee - vocal

Hal Linden - vocal

David Lindley - guitar

Henry Mancini - conductor

Mannheim Steamroller - band

Tony Martin - vocal

Johnny Mathis - vocal

Marilyn McCoo - vocal

Maureen McGovern - vocal

The Mills Brothers - vocal group

Liza Minelli - vocal

The Miracles - vocal group

The Modernaires - vocal group

Bob Newhart - comedian

Wayne Newton - vocal

Olivia Newton-John - vocal

Harry Nilsson - vocal

Peter Noone - vocal

Tony Orlando - vocal

Juliet Prowse - vocal

Fred Radke - trumpet

Della Reese - vocal

Nelson Riddle - bandleader

Diana Rigg - vocal

The Righteous Brothers - vocal group

Joan Rivers - comedian

Ginger Rogers - vocal

Vic Schoen - conductor

Mal Sharpe - comedian

Bobby Sherman, vocal

Dinah Shore - vocal

Bobby Short - vocal

Frank Sinatra, Jr. - vocal

Red Skelton - comedian

O.C. Smith - vocal

Kay Starr - vocal

Barbra Streisand - vocal

June Valli - vocal

Ben Vareen - vocal

Klaus Voorman - bass

Lawrence Welk - bandleader

Paul Williams - vocal

Roger Williams - piano

Frank Zappa - guitar/band