Inductee Spotlight: Joe Gordon
He played in the big bands of Herb Pomeroy and Dizzy Gillespie, but trumpeter Joe Gordon, a brilliant improviser, sparkled in the small groups of Art Blakey, Harold Land and Shelly Manne.
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2004 Election Details

NEJA named five new Hall of Fame inductees at an April 9, 2004 ceremony held at the Berklee College of Music.

The first table lists all musicians nominated to the Hall in 2004, and the second lists the Hall voters.

Hall of Fame Nominees in 2004

Irving Ashby Joe Gordon Billy Marshall Jackie Stevens
Ruby Braff Conrad Gozzo Hal McIntyre James Buster Tolliver
Ralph Burns Jerry Gray (Graziano) Makanda Ken McIntyre Ernie Trotman
Bobby Buster Gigi Gryce Jimmy Mosher Dick Twardzik
Eddie Buster Edmond Hall Boots Mussulli Jimmy Tyler
Tom Chapin Harry "Bish" Hicks John Neves Rico Vallese
Bill Chase Major Holley Paul Neves Joe Viola
Tasker Crosson Lennie Johnson Frankie Newton Benny Waters
Jimmy Derba Eddie Jones Dan Nolan Frances Wayne
Gene DiStasio Max Kaminsky Ray Perry Tom Whaley
Buzzy Drootin Teddi King Nat Pierce Evelyn White
Dean Earl Teddy Kotick Arthur Prysock Milt Gump Whitman
Don Fagerquist Dave Lambert Shorty Rogers Tony Zano
Jimmy Falzone Cliff Leeman Preston Sandy Sandiford Jimmy Zitano
Nick Fatool Dick LeFave Gladstone Scott Attila Zoller
Joe Fine Lou Magnano Walter Sisco
Tommy Gallant Sam Margolis Charlie Spivak

Voters Casting Ballots in 2004

Greg Abate Tom Curry Melvin Levine Mabel Robinson Simms
Forrest Adams Mike Cuscuna Eddie Logan Larry Roland
Tony Agnostinelli Steve Davis Barbara London Paul Roy
Nancy Alimansky Ron Della Chiesa Everett Longstreth Harvey S
Bobb Angel Eddie Deraedt Andy McGhee Ray Santisi
Robert Arcidiacono Don Doane Dave McKenna Ernie Santosuosso
Mae Arnette Bob Drinkwater Jackie McLean Gray Sargent
David Baker Harold Emerson Owen McNally Ron Savage
Craig Ball Marce Enright Dick Meldonian Phil Schaap
Brent Banulis Bob Eshback Leon Merian Irving Schwartz
Ray Barron Tom Everett Ed Mitchell Steve Schwartz
Artie Barsamian Rich Falco Ingrid Monson Avery Sharpe
John Basille Harry Ferruolo Shawnn Monteiro Horace Silver
Ted Belastock Paul Fontaine Dan Morgenstern Dorothy Sloan
Bill Bellows Henry Thins Francis Doug Morrill Carol Sloane
Pat Benti Ken Franckling George Morte Sherry Smith
Bill Beuttler Giacommo Gates Vita Muir Daniel Ian Smith
Bob Blumenthal Bruce Gertz Dick Nash Lennie Sogoloff
Peter Bodge Ron Gill Ted Nash Don Stratton
Fred Bouchard Burt Goldblatt Albert Natale Richard Sudhalter
Jack Bradley Emil Haddad Lennie Nelson Lee Tanner
Ed Bride Frank Haigh Eric Nemeyer Chris Taylor
Paul Broadnax Les Harris Jr. Chris Neville Billy Thompson
Howard Brofski Les Harris Sr. Eli Newberger Mike Turk
Leonard Brown Mark Harvey Rod Nordell Eugene Uman
Paul Brown Neal Hefti Chuck Obuchowski Richard Vacca
Whit Browne Nat Hentoff Dick Odgren Stu Vandermark
Dave Brubeck Dean Hildebrandt Clay Osborne Al Vega
Fred Buda Joe Hostetter Karin Parker Paul Verrette
Eddie Bert Arthur Howard Rebecca Parris Burt Walker
Artie Cabral Jim Howe Ted Pease Salim Washington
Nick Capezuto John Hunter Don Pendleton George Wein
Frank Capp James Isaacs Phil Person Ken Wenzel
John Carlevale Andy Jaffe Robert E. Petteruti Clay White
Jerry Carpinella Dave Johnson Bill Pierce Ed Williams
Pete Carroll Dick Johnson Herb Pomeroy Fred Williams
Tony Cennamo Al Julian Bob Porter Ruth Williams
Steve Charbonneau Lloyd Kaplan Joel Press Chet Williamson
Joe Ciavardone Jennifer Karpin-Hobbs Nick Puopolo Phil Wilson
John L. Clark Dan Kochakian John Ramsay Bo Winiker
Bob Collins Charlie Kohlhase John Repucci Jack Woker
Lou Colombo Tony Lada Tom Reney Marshall Wood
Paul Combs Charles Whale Lake Joe Riddick Bob Young
Alfred Cox Dave Landoni Larry Ridley Joe Zupan
Leo Curran Greg Laxer Kurtis Rivers