Paul Hoeffler

Charter Inductees

Beginning in the fifties, this Rochester Institute of Technology educated photographer, documented the Rochester, NY jazz scene and beyond. Famous for catching on film unscripted and behind the scene moments of all the legends from Billie Holiday to Duke Ellington and from Stan Getz to Dave Brubeck, he became an artist in his own right, as improvisational as many of his subjects. He influenced a generation of photographers that followed him. Ken Burns featured Hoeffler’s photographs through out the 2001 television documentary, “Jazz.”