Jazz at Lincoln Center announces Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, and Clark Terry as the 2013 inductees into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame (EJHF). After gaining the majority popular vote cast by jazz fans around the world between March 6 and March 31, JALC will induct the newest NEJHF class on June 4, 2013, in a private induction ceremony at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, at JALC’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall.
The Induction Ceremony and Celebration will feature pianist Jonathan Batiste, drummer Ali Jackson, bassist Reuben Rogers, vibraphonists Joe Locke and Warren Wolf, trumpeters Warren Vache and Roy Hargrove and more.
The EJHF honors legendary artists or members of the jazz community based on his or her singular dedication and outstanding contribution to jazz. To date, Jazz at Lincoln Center has inducted 41 members into the EJHF and will continue to induct new members annually. These inductees are nominated by a committee of select musicians and scholars and voted in by an international public vote open to jazz fans around the world. This year’s nominating committee includes Ed Berger, Bill Charlap, Connie Crothers, Stanley Crouch, Jon Faddis, Vince Giordano, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Phil Schaap, Loren Schoenberg, and Spike Wilner.