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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 
ROCHESTER MUSIC HALL of FAME
“CLASS OF 2019”

“CLASS OF 2019”

  • Jack Allocco – 11 time Emmy Award-winning composer and record producer.
    Performance at the ceremony: Jack Allocco and Prime Time Funk will accompany musician Gary Wright, who will perform his 1970s hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive” — for which Allocco has written the current arrangements. They will be joined by a 48 piece orchestra comprised of Nazareth College music students.
                                                   
     
  • Al Jardine – Founding member, guitarist and vocalist for the Beach Boys.
    Performance at the ceremony: Al Jardine will perform hits of the Beach Boys, joined on stage by his son, his musical director, and Prime Time Funk.
                                              
     
  • Christine Lavin – Iconic contemporary folk singer/songwriter/guitarist/humorist and recording artist.
    Performance at the ceremonyChristine Lavin will perform a selection of her original songs joined by members from the Golden Link Folk Society.
                                                    
  • Jeffrey Springut – Music promoter and owner of Rochester’s legendary Red Creek music venue.
    Performance at the ceremony: Orleans’ lead singer John Hall.
                                              
     
  • WCMF-FM 96.5 – Classic-rock radio station celebrating its 50th anniversary.
    Performance at the ceremony: An All Star Rock N’ Roll Supergroup, including Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal from Guns N’ Roses on guitar; Phil Naro of Talas on lead vocals; Tony Franklin of The Firm and White Snake on bass; Carmine Appice from Vanilla Fudge on drums.
  • Also performing: Austin Giorgio

                                     RECEIVING A RMHF SPECIAL MERIT AWARD
  • Dave Kane – Long-time personality and WCMF midday host enjoying his 38th year on-the-air with the same station.

2019 Induction Ceremony Videos

 

RMHF All Star Supergroup: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Phil Naro, Tony Franklin, Carmine Appice

 

2019 All Star Rock N’ Roll Supergroup

Photo curtesy of Brad Howe and his Galaxy S10

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
ROCHESTER MUSIC HALL of FAME
“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.
      • Chuck Campbell
      • Darick Campbell
      • Phil Campbell
      • Carlton Campbell
  • 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 and Tears.
  • Greg Sullivan and The Penny Arcade – Legendary supporter of the local music scene and owner of The Penny Arcade, a popular music venue.

 

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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
      • Chuck Brucato
      • George Cocchini
      • Ron Collins
      • David Colon Jr.
      • Vince Strenk
      • Bob D’Andrea
      • Al Galich
      • Bob Soehner
  • 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.

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

      • Duke Jupiter – Rock band, recording artists
          • Marshall Styler
          • Greg Walker
          • George Barajas
          • Earl Jetty
          • Don Maracle
          • David Hanlon
          • Rickey Ellis
          • Dave Corcoran
      • 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 Video

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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