Inductee Spotlight: John Hodges
When alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges soloed on a sensuous ballad, Duke Ellington, his employer for 38 years, said the dancers’ sighs carried all the way to the bandstand.

Unsung Heroes of New England

With the “Unsung Hero” award, the New England Jazz Hall of Fame recognizes a group of jazz advocates from around the region for their efforts in promoting and preserving the music. Some of these individuals were musicians and others were not, but all shared a passion for jazz worthy of widespread recognition. Five such activists have been named Unsung Heroes thus far.