Every year, an all-star panel of musicians and critics join the show to go through a painfully short list of the best jazz of the year. Will this year be vocalist-heavy? Any repeat winners, or any newcomers? Is there an overall sound to the year?
- Gene Seymour - Film, television, and music critic
- Jen Allen - Pianist and composer, whose latest album is Pieces of Myself
- Noah Baerman - Pianist, educator, author, and composer, whose latest album is Ripples
Colin McEnroe and Jonathan McNicol contributed to this show.