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OUR STORY

In 2015, a group of local jazz lovers founded the CJHOF nonprofit organization to bring recognition to Cincinnati's storied jazz scene and rich musical history.  In a ceremony each year in the spring, the Hall of Fame's board not only honors musicians for their work but also supports a scholarship in jazz studies to a worthy student in our area. In addition, donations help to fund the John Defoor Master Jazz Classes, held in local high schools.  Take a look at our past honorees and scholarship recipients.

OUR PAST INDUCTEES

&
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Inductees include musicians and supporters of jazz music who have been nationally recognized in the field, and who were born in Cincinnati or who have spent a significant amount of time in the city

2015
INDUCTEES

Rosemary Clooney

Oscar Treadwell

Gordon Brisker 

Curtis Peagler 

Fred Hersch

John Von Ohlen

Cal Collins

Frank Foster

Tim Hagans

Jimmy McGary

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
John Doe

2018
INDUCTEES

Bill Berry

Melvin Broach
Mandy Gaines
Wilbert Longmire

Artie Mathews

Rick Van Matre

Michael Moore

Bill Rank

Steve Schmidt

Lee Tucker

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Sam Breadon &
Ziaire Sherman

Walnut Hills High School

2016
INDUCTEES

Bobby Geyer
Larry Kinley
Eddie Morgan
Philip Paul
Kenny Poole
Lynn Seaton
Lee Stolar
Mary Ellen Tanner
The Blue Wisp Big Band

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Chad Wesselkamper

School for Creative
& Performing Arts 

2017
INDUCTEES

Mike Andres
Frank Brown
Emedio "Dee" DeFelice
Phil DeGreg
Marc Fields

Art Gore

Frank Payne

Frank Vincent
Ann Chamberlain

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Tyler Marsh

Clark Montessori High School

"Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people."

Dexter Gordon