“The Show Must Go On”: A Tribute Concert for Larry Swist – 8/6, Buffalo, NY – See more at:

The Rochester Music Hall of Fame
“Class of 2015″

Ron Carter – Jazz bassist

Henry Juszkiewicz – Gibson Guitar Corp. chairman and CEO

Gap Mangione –  Jazz keyboardist

William Warfield – bass-baritone concert singer

Wilmer Alexander Jr. & The Dukes – The legendary R&B band

The Induction Ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 26th,  7:00 pm at Eastman Theatre’s Kodak Hall.  Tickets are on sale now.  You can purchase them on this website or at all local area Wegmans and at the RPO box Office at Eastman Theatre.   Prices range from $65 to $35 and with the Student/educator discount you can get up to FOUR $35 balcony seats for just $20 each. (enter the code FAME to receive the student/educator discount).




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Buffalo remembers an award winning studio and monitor designer with ties to Rochester

Remembering a World-Class Studio and Monitor Designer – See more at:

“The show must go on”  A tribute concert for Larry Swist.

“The Show Must Go On”: A Tribute Concert for Larry Swist – 8/6, Buffalo, NY – See more at:



Denton Cottier and Daniels

It is with regret that we inform you that due to a death in the family of Dr. Michael Landrum, we are rescheduling his performance.  Thank you for understanding.

To be rescheduled


Presented in the Denton Cottier & Daniels Showroom
349 West Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445
A benefit concert for the Rochester Music Hall of Fame.  $10 donation accepted at the door.

To be rescheduled

Limited Seating Event RSVP (585) 586-3020 or


The Genesis Piano Project Returns

Here’s your chance to catch the renowned Genesis Piano Project.  They will be performing at Denton Cottier & Daniels, 349 W. Commercial St.  East Rochester on February 20th at 7:30PM.  Tickets are $10. For reservations call Denton’s at 585-586-3020 or email them at  Proceeds go to benefit the Rochester Music Hall of Fame, a non profit organization . Genesis Piano Project 2



Axis Armada teams with Grammy Award

winning producer, Matt Marrin


Douglas Lowry, Eastman’s Dean Emeritus dies

Douglas Lowry                                                Photograph courtesy of ESM The Board of Directors of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame, would like to extend its most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Douglas Lowry, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean Emeritus of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, who passed away on October second.  A remarkable academic leader, conductor, composer and great friend to the Hall of Fame.   Douglas Lowry (1951 – 2013)


The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

of Cateura, Paraguay


RMHF Board members visit The Children's School #15

RMHF Board members visit The Children’s School #15

 Now it’s the Four Rs

Summer school for the kids at The Children’s School of Rochester, school No. 15  in the city offers instruction in the basic Three Rs—Reading, Riting and Rithmetic, but a new R has been added.  The fourth R is Rmhf as in, the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. RMHF president Karl LaPorta with Board members Tracy Kroft and Jim Richmond gave a history lesson on local music to the kids on July 24th at the request of  Curriculum and Instructional  Practice Specialist, Mary Frenzel.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the presentation which included discussion on local luminaries such Cab Calloway and Chuck Mangione, a short video of clips taken from the Class of 2012 hall of fame induction ceremony and live musical performances by LaPorta and Richmond.  Cab Calloway seems to have piqued their curiosity the most according to Frenzel,  “…We already have several kids wanting to research Cab Calloway further!” Hall of fame Board members are available for similar presentations for students of all ages.  Inquires can be made on the contact page of this web site.

Renee Fleming to receive National Medal of Arts

July 3, 2013

Jars of Clay

RMHF Charter Inductee, Jars of Clay will release their new album Inland on August 27, 2013.  The album’s first single, “After The Fight” is now available for download on iTunes.  (View Video)

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