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.

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.