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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2013 Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Nominees First Online Public Vote

For Immediate Release:   March 6th, 2013 


Online Voting Open Now Through March 31

New York, NY For the first time, Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) offers jazz fans around the world the opportunity to participate in the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame (NEJHF) induction process.  Beginning today, the public can cast their votes online for the legendary artists or members of the jazz community who have been nominated based on his singular dedication and outstanding contribution to jazz.  Voting will close on March 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET.

The 2013 NEJHF nominees are:
Art Blakey
Jimmie Blanton
Kenny Clarke
Lionel Hampton
Roy Haynes
James P. Johnson
Don Redman
Clark Terry
Ben Webster
Teddy Wilson

For more information on voting guidelines click here

The 2013 NEJHF nominees were selected by a JALC-appointed panel which includes Ed Berger, Bill Charlap, Connie Crothers, Stanley Crouch, Jon Faddis, Vince Giordano, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Phil Schaap, Loren Schoenberg, and Spike Wilner.  

A maximum of four nominees gaining 75% of the popular vote will be inducted as part of the 2013 NEJHF class.  In the event no nominees receive 75% of the vote, the single top vote getter will be inducted.

Jazz at Lincoln Center will announce the 2013 NEJHF class on April 2nd, 2013.  This new class will be celebrated on June 4, 2013 in a private induction ceremony at JALC's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.  Viewers can tune in via live webcast at jazz.org/live.   

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

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

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