We are grateful to all of those who supported the New Trier West High School Jazz Ensemble Program

It took students, who wanted to have a jazz combo, a teacher who could lead the way, a school that could provide the environment, student/musicians who dedicated huge time and effort in honing their skills, a student body that revered the jazz ensemble, but ultimately it took a community to make it all work.

We demonstrate our deep appreciation to the following people, who have gone the extra mile in supporting a program that has been said to be legendary.

Although we have tried hard to not miss anyone, most likely we have, and will update this page periodically as errors of omission are discovered.

Alameda Park
Amanda Ambrose
Amsterdam TV
Andy Arenberg
Arie Crown Theater
Art and Barbara Brenner
Ben Wheatley
Bette Kupferberg
Bill Corti
Bill Norden
Bill Powers
Bill Sanders
Bill Traut
Bob and Edith Ballin
Bob Filler
Bob Morsch
Bob Wallace
Bobby Rosengarden
Bradley Glass
Bud Shiffman
Burt Tobias
Cas Boghosian
Charles Hawes, Brewster Records
Chicago Cultural Center
Chuck Suber
Clark Terry
Club Israelita
Conrad Hilton Hotel
Courtenay Raymond, Pioneer Press
Cynthia Southen
Daniel and Maxine Tropp
Dave Currie
David Cox
David Crow
David Dorsett
Dick Mayo
Dorothy Andries, Pioneer Press
Dorothy Clark
Downbeat Magazine
Edward and Ella Soeffgen
Erle Lair
Ernie Passoja
Frank Schalk
George D. Zographos
Genevieve Kroeger
Happy Medium Chicago
Harold Siegel
Illinois State University
Indiana University
Irvin Spigelman
Jack Spatafora
Jake Jerger
Jamey Aebersold
Jean and Richard Damisch
Jim Flannery
Jim Harmon

Joan Levy
Joanne Mills
Joe McClurg, WWMM
Joe Young
Joni Davidson
John Colman
John Vames
Ken Neidig
Ken Christianson – Pro Musica
Leo Zombolo
Les McCann
Lionel Hampton
Lucy Sutton
Lynn Duenow
WTTW Chicago
Marc Hauser
Marilyn Dickinson
Mary Fran Purse
Maynard Ferguson
McCormick Place Chicago
Mel Lewis
Mike Campbell
Mike Friedman
Mike Vax
Millikan University
Monty Alexander
Mundelein Jazz Festival
Munich Jazz Club
Munich TV
NAMM Convention
Oak Lawn Jazz Festival
Paul Gallis
Phil McCurry
Phil Stanger
Phil Wilson
Philip Smith
Playboy Club
Ralph McGee
Ravinia Park, Highland Park, IL
Red Garland
Richard and Dee Bowman
Richard and Emma Boehm
Richard and Leona Mills
Rick van Vliet
Rita Hall
Rod Bickert
Roger Garfield
Ron Friedman
Ron Modell
Samuel A. Mages
Sharon Gorley
Stan Kenton
Steve Kujala
Ted Klinka
Thad Jones
Todd Harrison
Tom Siegel
Vi and Herbert Dorner
Walfrid Kujala
The W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation