Here Are Your 2019 Inductees into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame!


News | Apr, 29th 2019

Each of the following artists was chosen by those of you who voted for our 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame induction! They each made an indelible impact on America's music and influenced countless artists and fans in the process. Find out more about each artist below.

Our 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees, selected by public voting are:

Julian "Cannonball" Adderley

(1928-1975)

An alto saxophonist of incredible influence, Cannonball Adderley managed to help define multiple styles of playing, making indelible contributions to the worlds of Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, Soul Jazz, and Fusion. Sporting a full-bodied sound and Blues-drenched delivery, Cannonball's sound graced some of music's most iconic records, from Kind of Blue to The Black Messiah.


Frank Trumbauer

(1901-1956)

The musical line of Cool innovators like Chet Baker and Miles Davis traces back to the saxophone poet Lester Young, but indeed Lester's own innovations owe a tremendous debt to the masterful Frank Trumbauer. The nonpareil master of the C Melody saxophone, Trumbauer, famously in collaboration with Bix Beiderbecke, mastered a singing lyrical line that set the gold standard for the Jazz ballad.


Dinah Washington

(1924-1963)

A formidable vocal master who even enjoyed crossover success on the charts, Dinah Washington effortlessly bridged the worlds of Jazz, Blues, R&B and even pop. Dinah's distinctive vocal prowess and tone enabled her to take any song and make it uniquely her own, undertaking transformative interpretations of anything from Fats Waller to Hank Williams.


Chick Webb

(1905-1939)

Few bands in the Swing Era swung as hard as the Chick Webb Orchestra. Overseeing one of Jazz's most formidable ensembles, Webb drove the band along with some of the most swinging, innovative, and influential drum work of the era. Whether on instrumental numbers like Harlem Congo or on vocal works like A-Tisket A-Tasket (featuring the rising star of Ella Fitzgerald), Webb and his ensemble were one of the Swing Era's most remarkable forces to be reckoned with, and a perpetual favorite of dancers everywhere.


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