NOTE: Potential inductees must have been born or spent a large part of their professional career in the greater Cincinnati area.
Potential inductees should have a career in jazz that spans a minimum of 25 years.
Potential inductees should have a national reputation outside of the greater Cincinnati as well, such as having directed, managed, performed, published, recorded, taught, toured as well as written & arranged!
Non-musicians who meet the following criteria are also to be considered for induction:
Broadcasting stations and/or Broadcasters(DJ's) who've spent a lifetime supporting jazz in the greater Cincinnati area.
Club owners and/or restaurants supporting live jazz for at least 25 years or more in the greater Cincinnati area.
Educators that have made an exceptional impact in the jazz community.
Producers, promoters, or other people that have actively supported the jazz community.
Professionals who have made an impact by radio, print, or other media.