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 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
ROCHESTER MUSIC HALL of FAME
“CLASS OF 2018”

RMHF “CLASS OF 2018”

  • John Beck – Percussionist and composer and Eastman School of Music faculty member for 60 years, where he is Professor Emeritus of Percussion.
                                                   
     
  • The Campbell Brothers – Masters of sacred steel music.
                                              
     
  • Steve Gadd – One of the most accomplished and skilled drummers of his generation, performing in studio and on tour with various artists, including Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Eric Clapton.
                                                   
  • Tony Levin – Veteran bassist who is currently a member of the Peter Gabriel band as well as King Crimson and Stick Men.Ferdinand Jay Smith III – Emmy-nominated composer and former DJ and manager.
                                                   
  • Ferdinand Jay Smith III – Emmy-nominated composer, advertising mogul, rock band manager and former Radio DJ.

    2018 Induction Ceremony Videos

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
ROCHESTER MUSIC HALL of FAME
“CLASS OF 2017”

  • Samuel Adler – Celebrated classical composer.
  • Joe Beard – Blues guitarist and vocalist.
  • Gary Lewis – Guitarist, singer, recording star, 1960s hitmaker with Gary Lewis and the Playboys.
  • “Uncle Roger” McCall – Pioneer radio DJ who hosted the local music Homegrown Show.
  • Lewis Soloff – Grammy Award-winning trumpeter for Blood, Sweat & Tears.
  • Greg Sullivan and The Penny Arcade – Legendary supporter of the local music scene and owner of The Penny Arcade, a popular music venue.

2017 Induction Ceremony Videos

“You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” David Clayton Thomas with Paul Shaffer

“God Bless the Child” David Clayton Thomas with Paul Shaffer

“Spinning Wheel” David Clayton Thomas with Paul Shaffer

“She’s Just My Style” Gary Lewis and The Playboys


“Little Wing”  Paul Shaffer

“All Night”

“You Shine”

Samuel Adler acceptance speech

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
ROCHESTER MUSIC HALL of FAME
“CLASS OF 2016”

  • Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis – Saxophonist, composer
  • Howard Hanson – Musician, Composer and Educater 
  • Joe Locke – Vibraphonist, Recording Artist
  • James Rado – Actor, Playwright and Composer
  • The Rustix – R&B/blue-eyed soul band, Recording Artists
  • Wendy O. Williams – Singer, Songwriter, and Actress 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
ROCHESTER MUSIC HALL of FAME
“CLASS OF 2015”

  • Ron Carter – Jazz bassist 
  • Henry Juszkiewicz – Gibson Guitar Co. owner/CEO 
  • Gap Mangione – Jazz keyboardist  
  • William Warfield – Bass baritone concert singer/actor  
  • Wilmer Alexander Jr. & The Dukes – R & B band
      • Ronnie Alberts
      • Monty Alberts
      • Doug Brown
      • Bob Egan
      • Ralph Gillotte
      • Wilmer Alexander, Jr.

    Doug Brown, Ronnie Alberts, Jimmy Richmond and PTF

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
    ROCHESTER MUSIC HALL of FAME
    “CLASS OF 2014”

    • Duke Jupiter – Rock band, recording artists
    • David Hochstein – Violinist
    • Emily Sibley Watson – Philanthropist 
    • House of Guitars – Music Store
    • WDKX – Radio Station

    2014 Special Merit Award Winners

    • Ethel Gabriel – Frst female record producer. & Grammy winner
    • Peter Morticelli – Musician, recording artist, record-company owner, record producer, production consultant, record-shop owner, booking agent, and personal manager.

     

    2014 Videos

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
    ROCHESTER MUSIC HALL of FAME
    “CLASS OF 2013”

    • George Eastman – Industrialist, philanthropist and music enthusiast
    • Lou Gramm – Singer/songwriter
    • Eddie James “Son” House, Jr. – Delta Blues singer/bottleneck guitar player
    • Bat McGrath – Singer/songwriter/guitarist
    • Mitch Miller – Musician/Singer/Conductor/Recording Star/Record Producer/TV Star
    • Nick Nickson – DJ
    • Jack Palvino – DJ
    • Don Potter – Singer/songwriter/guitarist/record producer

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
    ROCHESTER MUSIC HALL of FAME
    “CLASS OF 2012”

    • Corinthian Hall – Entertainment / Lecture Venue  
    • The Performances of Jenny Lind – Singer  (The “Swedish Nightingale”)
    • Cab Calloway – Singer / Dancer / Band Leader / Song Writer
    • Gene Cornish – Guitarist / Singer / Song Writer
    • Doriot Anthony Dwyer – Pioneering female flutist
    • Joe English – Drummer / Singer / Band leader
    • Chuck Mangione – Flugelhorn player/ Composer / Band leader / Recording Artist
    • Charles Strouse – Broadway, Film and TV Composer / Lyricist
    • Jeff Tyzik – Conductor / Arranger / Composer / Trumpeter