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The Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) created the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame in 1999. A museum component added in 2009 to immortalize musicians, venues, and preserve artifacts which perpetuate Brooklyn's jazz legacy.


A Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame member is a jazz musician who has made a significant contribution to the art form called jazz; used his artistry for social causes. The artist was born, a long-time resident, and has a musical connection to Kings County in New York State.

Members of the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame include: Lena Horne, Max Roach, Cecil Payne, Randy Weston, Eubie Blake, Herbie Mann, C. Scoby Stroman, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Wynton Kelly, Irving "Duke" Jordan, Ronnie Mathews, Ernie Henry, Kenny Kirkland, Stanley Banks, and Noel Pointer just to name several.

This hall of fame awards notable Brooklyn jazz musicians, community members, and venues who have made an impact on Brooklyn's jazz community; the Deacon Leroy Applin Young Lion(ess) Award is given to parvenu.

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