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Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2018 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Nominees


2018 Inductees Honored at Curated Sets
at Dizzy's Club
Coca-Cola on July 17-19, 2018

New York, NY – April 2, 2018 – In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Jazz at Lincoln Center offers jazz fans around the world the opportunity to participate in the 2018 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 the music. Voting is open now and will close on April 28, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET.

Jazz at Lincoln Center will announce the 2018 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame class on April 29.  The legacy of each inductee will be celebrated at curated sets on July 17-19, 2018 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Viewers can tune in via live webcast at jazz.org/live.    

The 2018 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame nominees are:

Jimmie Blanton

Nat Cole

Roy Haynes

Jon Hendricks

Freddie Hubbard

Nina Simone

Cecil Taylor

Frank Trumbauer

Dinah Washington

Teddy Wilson


The 2018 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 2018 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:
Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company,
Con Edison, Entergy, JP Morgan Chase, Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, Movado, Related, Sirius XM, United Airlines.


Press Inquiries:
Christina Riley, Public Relations

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


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