Welcome

You enjoyed “BOOKS BACKSTAGE” Chapter 1 with Lou Gramm. 
Now, turn the page to Chapter 2 of our 5 Chapter series.  
Introducing RMHF inductee, John Beck, author of Percussion Matters
March 1st  7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Refreshments available)
$5 at the door: 25 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY. or… 
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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.

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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.

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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 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