In this June 1978 file photo, singer Betty Carter is captured in this multiple exposure at New York's Avery Fisher Hall. (AP Photo/File)
NEW YORK: Singer Betty Carter, guitarist Wes Montgomery, drummer Elvin Jones and bandleader Fletcher Henderson have been voted into Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.
JALC announced the 2014 inductees Monday after tallying votes by jazz fans worldwide from a list of 10 nominees selected by a committee of musicians and scholars.
Montgomery influenced countless modern jazz guitarists, including George Benson and Pat Metheny. Jones was the driving force propelling saxophonist John Coltrane's classic quartet.
Henderson's big band helped create swing music, and his arrangements were used by Benny Goodman's orchestra. Carter was a masterful scat singer known for her adventurous improvisations.
JALC has inducted 45 members into the Hall of Fame since 2004.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Singer Betty Carter, guitarist Wes Montgomery, drummer Elvin Jones and bandleader Fletcher Henderson have been voted...
Aside from providing an excuse to turn on air conditioning, the present bout of blistering weather serves to remind...
Folk singer Joni Mitchell may be released from the hospital soon but still cannot confer with doctors about her...
John Lee Hooker’s loud, bluesy tune “The Healer” plays on a turntable as Diran Mardirian smokes a rolled-up cigarette,...
As she prepared to get married in 2009, Meg Keene considered iPods “a small gift from the wedding gods.”
“Who run the world? Girls!” sing those irrepressible Barden University Bellas, channeling Beyonce, in “Pitch Perfect 2.”
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE