Inductee Spotlight: Sabby Lewis
The ebullient pianist Sabby Lewis led a hard-swinging octet in the 1940s that was the toast of New England. Count Basie heard it, and he told Lewis: “Rock ‘em, Pops!”

About the New England Jazz Hall of Fame

The mission of the New England Jazz Hall of Fame is to celebrate and preserve the tradition of Jazz in New England.

Principally an online resource, the Hall was established in 2001 by the New England Jazz Alliance (NEJA), an all-volunteer non-profit group who defined the mission and set about the task of achieving it. To bring the story of New England Jazz to audiences in various settings around the region, NEJA created a traveling exhibit that highlights the accomplishments of the Hall’s inductees. These easel-mounted panels are displayed at jazz festivals and cultural events throughout the region.

For information on the New England Jazz Hall of Fame or its traveling exhibit, visit our Contact page and send us a message.