Eleventh Class

The Class of 2020, from left to right: Emma Dayhuff (bass), Paul Cornish (piano), Aidan Lombard (trumpet), Lenard Simpson (alto saxophone), Chris Lewis (tenor saxophone), Roni Eytan (harmonica) and Malachi Whitson (drums)

Tenth Class

Class of 2016 graduates Alex Boneham (bass), Michael Mayo (vocals), David Otis (alto saxophone), Carmen Staaf (piano), Daniel Rotem (tenor saxophone), Ido Meshulam (trombone) and Christian Euman (drums).

Ninth Class

Class of 2014 graduates Miro Sprague (piano), Mike Cottone (trumpet), Eric Miller (trombone), Dave Robaire (bass), Jonathan Pinson (drums), Josh Johnson (alto saxophone) and Diego Urbano (vibraphone)

Eighth Class

Class of 2011 graduates Godwin Louis (alto saxophone), Matt Marantz (tenor saxophone), Billy Buss (trumpet), Victor Gould (piano, seated), Nick Falk (drums), Hogyu Hwang (bass)

Seventh Class

Class of 2009 graduates Jake Saslow (saxophone), Gordon Au (trumpet), Colin Stranahan (drums), Vadim Neselovskyi (drums), David Mooney (guitar), Johnaye Kendrick (vocals) and Joe Johnson (bass)

Sixth Class

Artistic Director Terence Blanchard (3rd from left) with class of 2006 students (l to r): Walter Smith (saxophone), Romain Collin (piano), Tim Green (saxophone), Chris Dingman (vibraphone), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet, seated), Zach Harmon (drums), and Joe Sanders (bass)

Fifth Class

Class of 2005 graduates James Alsanders (drums), Arpad Olah (piano, seated) Alan Hampton (bass), James Westfall (vibraphone), Gilad Ronen (saxophone), and Dontae Winslow (trumpet)

Fourth Class

Artistic Director Terence Blanchard with class of 2003 students (front row, l to r): Nick Vayenas (trumpet/trombone), Yoon-Seung Cho (piano) (back row, l to r): Gretchen Parlato (vocals), Lionel Loueke (guitar), Massimo Biolcati (bass), Dayna Stephens (saxophone), Ferenc Nemeth (drums)

Third Class

Class of 2001 graduates Danny Grisett (piano), Jason Goldman (saxophone), Rob Perkins (drums), and Bryan Lipps (trumpet)

Second Class

Vice President and Mrs. Gore, Bill Cosby, and Clark Terry join 1999 graduates (l. to r.) Wayne Escoffery (saxophone), Eli Degibri (saxophone), Richard Johnson (piano), Sebastiaan DeKrom (drums), Derek Nievergelt (bass), and Michael McKenna (trumpet)