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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

2015 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame

For Immediate Release
 

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES

2015 ERTEGUN JAZZ HALL OF FAME NOMINEES 

ONLINE PUBLIC VOTE

2015 Inductees Honored at Curated Sets at
Dizzy's Club
Coca-Cola on July 1 & 2

New York, NY – Monday, April 20, 2015  – Jazz at Lincoln Center offers jazz fans around the world the opportunity to participate in the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame induction process.  The public can cast votes online via http://academy.jazz.org/hall-of-fame/ for legendary artists of the jazz community who have been nominated based on their dedication and outstanding contributions to jazz. Voting is open now and will close on April 30 at 11:59pm ET.

Jazz at Lincoln Center will announce the 2015 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame class on May 1. The legacy of each inductee will be celebrated at curated sets on July 1-2, 2015 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Viewers can tune in via live webcast at jazz.org/live.

The 2015 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame  nominees are:
Jimmie Blanton
Dexter Gordon
Roy Haynes
James P Johnson
Tito Puente
Cecil Taylor
Lennie Tristano
McCoy Tyner
Dinah Washington
Teddy Wilson

The 2015 EJHF nominees were selected by a Jazz at Lincoln Center-appointed panel which includes Ed Berger, Bill Charlap, Connie Crothers, Aaron Diehl, Jon Faddis, Vincent Giordano, Ethan Iverson, Jerome Jennings, Branford Marsalis, Renee Rosnes, Ellen Rowe, Bobby Sanabria, Phil Schaap, Loren Schoenberg, Bria Skonberg, Terell Stafford, and Ben Young. The top three nominees, determined by the popular vote, will be inducted into the 2015 EJHF class.

This initiative is made possible through a generous
gift from Ray and Barbara Dalio.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:
Amtrak, Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Premier, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and SiriusXM.

Press Inquiries:
Christina Riley, Associate, Public Relations
Jazz at Lincoln Center, criley@jazz.org, 212-258-9868  

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