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Friday, December 31, 2004

Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame

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The Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame operated from 1978-2004. It was a non-profit organization based in North San Diego County in California. Here’s the full list of inductees and their years of induction.


A

  • Cannonball Adderley (1985)
  • Toshiko Akiyoshi (2001)
  • Red Allen (1995), jazz trumpeter
  • Lil Hardin Armstrong (1986)
  • Louis Armstrong (1978)

B

  • Mildred Bailey (1989)
  • Chet Baker (1987)
  • Charlie Barnet (1984)
  • Count Basie (1981)
  • Sidney Bechet (1983)
  • Bix Beiderbecke (1979)
  • Louie Bellson (1993)
  • Tex Beneke (1996)
  • Tony Bennett (1997)
  • Bunny Berigan (1985)
  • Irving Berlin (2004)
  • Chuck Berry (1984)
  • Eubie Blake (1983)
  • Art Blakey (1982)
  • Jimmy Blanton (1994)
  • Buddy Bolden (1988)
  • Will Bradley (1998)
  • Bob Brookmeyer (2003)
  • Clifford Brown (1985)
  • Lawrence Brown (2001)
  • Les Brown (1999)
  • Ray Brown (1997)
  • Dave Brubeck (1986)
  • Kenny Burrell (1990)

C

  • Cab Calloway (1987)
  • Frankie Carle (1989)
  • Harry Carney (2000)
  • Benny Carter (1988)
  • Betty Carter (1994)
  • Ron Carter (2000)
  • Sid Catlett (1996)
  • Paul Chambers (1994)
  • Ray Charles (2004)
  • Doc Cheatham (1996)
  • Don Cherry (1995)
  • Charlie Christian (1981)
  • Kenny Clarke (1986)
  • Buck Clayton (1990)
  • Al Cohn (1996)
  • Nat King Cole (1993)
  • Ornette Coleman (1989)
  • John Coltrane (1980)
  • Perry Como (2004)
  • Eddie Condon (1983)
  • Bing Crosby (2002)

D

  • Tadd Dameron (2001)
  • Helen Oakley Dance (2004)
  • Stanley Dance (1999)
  • Miles Davis (1979)
  • Wild Bill Davison (1997)
  • Buddy DeFranco (2002)
  • Paul Desmond (1991)
  • Baby Dodds (1991)
  • Johnny Dodds (1988)
  • Eric Dolphy (1984)
  • Dorothy Donegan (1998)
  • Jimmy Dorsey (1983)
  • Tommy Dorsey (1981)

E

  • Bob Eberly (2003)
  • Billy Eckstine (1985)
  • Sweets Edison (1994)
  • Roy Eldridge (1985)
  • Duke Ellington (1978)
  • Bill Evans (1982)
  • Gil Evans (1986)

F

  • Tal Farlow (1996)
  • Art Farmer (2001)
  • Ella Fitzgerald (1978)
  • Tommy Flanagan (1999)
  • Helen Forrest (2001)
  • Pops Foster (1992)
  • Pete Fountain (1997)
  • Bud Freeman (1992)

G

  • Erroll Garner (1993)
  • Stan Getz (1983)
  • Terry Gibbs (2001)
  • Dizzy Gillespie (1982)
  • Paul Gonsalves (2004)
  • Benny Goodman (1978)
  • Dexter Gordon (1988)
  • Norman Granz (2003)
  • Stéphane Grappelli (1995)
  • Glen Gray/Casa Loma Orchestra (2002)
  • Freddie Green (2000)

H-I

  • Bobby Hackett (1997)
  • Jim Hall (2003)
  • Lionel Hampton (1986)
  • Herbie Hancock (1995)
  • W. C. Handy (1981)
  • Barry Harris (1999)
  • Johnny Hartman (1986)
  • Coleman Hawkins (1982)
  • Fletcher Henderson (1979)
  • Woody Herman (1981)
  • J. C. Higginbotham (2003)
  • Earl Hines (1980)
  • Milton Hinton (1996)
  • Art Hodes (1998)
  • Johnny Hodges (1990)
  • Billie Holiday (1979)
  • Claude Hopkins (1998)
  • Shirley Horn (2000)
  • Lena Horne (1991)
  • Freddie Hubbard (1994)
  • Alberta Hunter (1996)

J

  • Chubby Jackson (2000)
  • Milt Jackson (1989)
  • Illinois Jacquet (1985)
  • Harry James (1983)
  • Budd Johnson (1993)
  • Bunk Johnson (1986)
  • J. J. Johnson (1988)
  • James P. Johnson (1980)
  • Hank Jones (2000)
  • Isham Jones (1989)
  • Jo Jones (1990)
  • Jonah Jones (1999)
  • Quincy Jones (1988)
  • Thad Jones (1995)
  • Scott Joplin (1987)
  • Louis Jordan (1998)

K

  • Sammy Kaye (1992)
  • Wynton Kelly (1994)
  • Hal Kemp (1992)
  • Stan Kenton (1982)
  • Freddie Keppard (1997)
  • Barney Kessel (1999)
  • B. B. King (2003)
  • John Kirby (1993)
  • Andy Kirk (1991)
  • Gene Krupa (1983)

L

  • Scott LaFaro (2003)
  • Eddie Lang (1986)
  • Yank Lawson (1998)
  • Peggy Lee (1992)
  • John Lewis (2001)
  • Meade Lux Lewis (1993)
  • Guy Lombardo (1992)
  • Mundell Lowe (2004)
  • Jimmie Lunceford (1987)

M

  • Shelly Manne (2002)
  • Wynton Marsalis (1996)
  • Billy May (1988)
  • Howard McGhee (2003)
  • William McKinney (2004)
  • Jimmy McPartland (1992)
  • Marian McPartland (1999)
  • Carmen McRae (1984)
  • Jay McShann (1985)
  • Eddie Miller (1998)
  • Glenn Miller (1978)
  • Lucky Millinder (1996)
  • Charles Mingus (1982)
  • Thelonious Monk (1980)
  • Wes Montgomery (1983)
  • James Moody (1993)
  • Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton (1982)
  • Bennie Moten (1987)
  • Gerry Mulligan (1984)

N

  • Ray Nance (2003)
  • Fats Navarro (1984)
  • Sammy Nestico (2004)
  • Red Nichols (1986)
  • Ray Noble (1987)
  • Jimmie Noone (1987)
  • Red Norvo (1991)

O

  • King Oliver (1984)
  • Sy Oliver (2000)
  • Kid Ory (1986)

P-Q

  • Charlie Parker (1979)
  • Joe Pass (1995)
  • Les Paul (1990)
  • Art Pepper (2002)
  • Oscar Peterson (1995)
  • Oscar Pettiford (1992)
  • Ben Pollack (1992)
  • Bud Powell (1991)
  • Mel Powell (1997)
  • Specs Powell (2004)
  • Louis Prima (1993)
  • Tito Puente (1995)

R

  • Sun Ra (1987)
  • Ma Rainey (1983)
  • Don Redman (1990)
  • Django Reinhardt (1984)
  • Buddy Rich (1981)
  • Max Roach (1991)
  • Shorty Rogers (1989)
  • Adrian Rollini (1998)
  • Sonny Rollins (1999)
  • Jimmy Rowles (2001)
  • Jimmy Rushing (1988)
  • Pee Wee Russell (1987)

S

  • Eddie Sauter (2003)
  • Raymond Scott (1994)
  • Charlie Shavers (1997)
  • Artie Shaw (1990)
  • Wayne Shorter (1998)
  • Horace Silver (1991)
  • George Simon (2002)
  • Nina Simone (2002)
  • Zoot Sims (1992)
  • Frank Sinatra (1980)
  • Bessie Smith (1981)
  • Stuff Smith (1994)
  • Willie Smith (1987)
  • Muggsy Spanier (1997)
  • Jess Stacy (1996)
  • Jo Stafford (2003)
  • Rex Stewart (1994)
  • Sonny Stitt (1989)
  • Billy Strayhorn (1981)
  • Maxine Sullivan (1998)
  • Ralph Sutton (2002)

T-U

  • Paul Tanner (2004)
  • Buddy Tate (1988)
  • Art Tatum (1985)
  • Billy Taylor (1999)
  • Jack Teagarden (1985)
  • Clark Terry (1994)
  • Claude Thornhill (1984)
  • Martha Tilton (2004)
  • Mel Tormé (1990)
  • Dave Tough (2000)
  • Lennie Tristano (2001)
  • McCoy Tyner (2000)

V

  • Sarah Vaughan (1982)
  • Joe Venuti (2000)

W-X

  • T-Bone Walker (2002)
  • Fats Waller (1989)
  • Dinah Washington (1987)
  • Chick Webb (1984)
  • Ben Webster (1983)
  • Ted Weems (2003)
  • Lawrence Welk (1989)
  • Paul Whiteman (1993)
  • Clarence Williams (1991)
  • Cootie Williams (1993)
  • Joe Williams (1995)
  • Mary Lou Williams (1985)
  • Tony Williams (1997)
  • Gerald Wilson (2001)
  • Nancy Wilson (1999)
  • Teddy Wilson (1993)

Y-Z

  • Lester Young (1980), jazz tenor saxophonist
  • Trummy Young (2004)

Resources:
  • NNDB (Partial list. Includes birth, death, year of induction, what musician is known for, and links to brief bio pages.)
  • Wikipedia (lists inductees by year)