Aurex Jazz Festivals were performed 4 times from 1980 to 1983.
It was a great pity that only 4 times, however, the very big names came to Japan and we enjoyed very much with their hot play, each year with 4 groups.
In 1981 from Sep.2 to Sep. 6;
Lionel Hampton And His All-Star Big Band With Woody Herman
Jack Kelso (as), Yoshi Malta (as,ss), Kenny Rogers (bs), Chubby Jackson (b), Woody Herman (cl), Frankie Dunlop (ds), Lionel Hampton (vib), Zelke Mullins (p), Ricky Ford (ts), Buster Cooper, Ed Neumeister, Garnett Brown (tb), Billy Brooks, Johnny Walker, Pete Candoli, Wallace Davenport (tp)
All Star Jam Session
Gelly Mulligan (bs), Ray Brown (b), Art Blakey (ds), Rolland Hanna (p), Stan Getz (ts), Bob Brookmeyer (tb), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Milt Jackson (vib)
The Great Jazz Trio With Friends
Hank Jones (p), Eddie Gomez (b), Buddy Williams (ds), Art Farmer (tp), Benny Golson (ts) and Nancy Willson (vo)
FUSION SUPER JAM
Hubert Laws (fl), Dave Liebman (ss), Richard Tee (key), Eric Gale (g), Larry Coryell (g), Tony Dumas (b), Leon Chancler (ds), Eloise Laws (vo)