2001 Hall of Fame Inductees

Ten artists were elected to the New England Jazz Hall of Fame in the initial election of 2001. We list them here, in the order in which they finished in the voting.

Johnny Hodges: Alto and Soprano Saxophonist

Johnny Hodges: born July 25, 1907 in Cambridge, MA; died May 11, 1970 in New York City

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Johnny Hodges

Alan Dawson: Drummer, Vibraphonist, Teacher

Alan Dawson: born July 14, 1929 in Marietta, PA; died Feb. 23, 1996 in Boston

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Alan Dawson

Harry Carney: Baritone Saxophonist, Clarinetist

Harry Carney: born April 1, 1910 in Boston; died Oct. 8, 1974 in New York City

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Harry Carney

Paul Gonsalves: Tenor Saxophonist

Paul Gonsalves: born July 12, 1920 in Brockton, MA; died May 14, 1974 in London, England

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Paul Gonsalves

Jaki Byard: Pianist, Saxophonist,Trombonist, Composer, Arranger, Bandleader

John A. Byard Jr.: born June 15, 1922 in Worcester, MA; died Feb. 11, 1999 in New York City

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Jaki Byard

Bobby Hackett: Trumpeter, Cornetist, Guitarist

Robert Leo Hackett: born Jan. 31, 1915 in Providence, RI; died June 7, 1976 in Chatham, MA

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Bobby Hackett

Tony Williams: Drummer, Composer, Bandleader

Anthony Tillmon Williams: born Dec. 12, 1945 in Chicago; died Feb. 23, 1997 in Daly City, CA

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Tony Williams

Sabby Lewis: Pianist, Band Leader

William Sebastian “Sabby” Lewis: born Jan. 31, 1915 in Middleburg, NC; died July 9, 1994 in Boston

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Sabby Lewis

Serge Chaloff: Baritone Saxophonist

Serge Chaloff: born Nov. 24, 1923 in Boston; died July 16, 1957 in Boston

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Serge Chaloff

Sonny Stitt: Saxophonist, Composer

Edward “Sonny” Stitt (born Edward Boatner, Jr.): born Feb. 2, 1924 in Boston; died July 22, 1982, in Washington, D.C.

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Sonny Stitt