Inductee Spotlight: Harry Carney
Harry Carney was in high school when he first played with Duke Ellington, and his brawny baritone saxophone became the very foundation of the Ellington sound for 47 years.

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.