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JALC Announces New Ertegun Hall of Fame Inductees

Dexter Gordon, James P. Johnson and Lennie Tristano are new members

Dexter Gordon by Herman Leonard

Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced its 2015 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees: Dexter Gordon, James P. Johnson and Lennie Tristano. The inductees were chosen by “gaining the majority popular vote cast by jazz fans around the world,” according to a JALC press release. The new Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated during curated sets on July 1-2 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, NY.

The 2015 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame 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 programs tying in with the inductions are as follows:

Wednesday, July 1

7:30pm – Honoring Lennie Tristano

Featuring Kazzrie Jaxen

and more artists to be announced

9:30pm – Honoring Dexter Gordon

Featuring Dexter Gordon Legacy Ensemble

Thursday, July 2

7:30pm – Honoring James P. Johnson

Featuring pianists George Cables, Marc Cary, ELEW, Chris Pattishall, Chihiro Yamanaka

with Jamison Ross, drums and Yasushi Nakamura, bass

9:30pm – Harlem Stride Piano Celebration

Featuring pianists George Cables, Marc Cary, ELEW, Chris Pattishall, Chihiro Yamanaka

with Jamison Ross, drums and Yasushi Nakamura, bass

Cover charge is $35 per set, and student cover charge is $25 per set. For reservations, call 212-258-9595 or visit Dizzy’s.

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