Inductee Spotlight: Dean Earl
Pianist Dean Earl knew every tune in the book, and he transposed and arranged every one of them, too—skills he taught to his Berklee students over a span of 40 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.