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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES 2017 ERTEGUN JAZZ HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

For Immediate Release
  

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES
2017 ERTEGUN JAZZ HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES: 

Tito Puente, Don Redman, and McCoy Tyner

2017 Inductees Honored at Curated Sets 
at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on July 18-20, 2017


New York, NY –May 4, 2017 – Jazz at Lincoln Center announces the 2017 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees: Tito Puente, Don Redman, and McCoy Tyner. After gaining the majority popular vote cast by jazz fans around the world, the newest Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame class will be celebrated during curated sets on July 18-20, 2017 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, NY. 

The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame honors legendary artists or members of the jazz community based on their singular dedication and outstanding contribution to jazz.  To date, Jazz at Lincoln Center has inducted 54 members into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame and will continue to induct new members annually. This year’s inductees were nominated by a committee of select musicians and scholars and voted in by public vote from April 5 through April 30. For more information on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame visit http://academy.jazz.org/hall-of-fame/.

The 2017 EJHF nominees were selected by a Jazz at Lincoln Center-appointed panel which includes Bill Charlap, Aaron Diehl, Jon Faddis, Will Friedwald, Ethan Iverson, Jerome Jennings, Renee Rosnes, Ellen Rowe, Catherine Russell, Bobby Sanabria, Phil Schaap, Loren Schoenberg, Bria Skonberg, Terell Stafford, Helen Sung, and Ben Young. The top three nominees, determined by the popular vote, will be inducted into the 2017 EJHF class.

2017 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Inductees Sets at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Tuesday, July 18
McCoy Tyner Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Celebration
7:30pm and 9:30pm

Wednesday, July 19
Don Redman Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Celebration
7:30pm and 9:30pm

Thursday, July 20
Tito Puente Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Celebration
7:30pm and 9:30pm

For reservations, call 212-258-9595 or visit www.jazz.org/dizzys.

 
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, Public Relations
Jazz at Lincoln Center
criley@jazz.org 
212-258-9868  

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