Students should try to listen to artists both living and not living to gather inspiration and direction. Here are a list of just a small few
    Robert Glaspier
    Stefon Harris 
    Kamasi Washington
    Miles Mosley
    Erykiah Badu
    Childish Gambino
    Mos Def
    Miles Davis 
    Leonard Bernstein
    Julian Cannonball Adderly
    Ray Brown
    Jaco Pastouius
    Duke Ellington