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Symphony musicians had a role in the classical training of Pittsburgh jazz players. Their pupils included Ray Brown and Jimmy Di Julio, both of them schooled musicians, masters of their instrument and impressive arco (bow) players, who also played jazz.

Jimmy is properly thought of as a surpassingly talented bassist, seen and heard for years on television and popular in his studio playing, club dates and recordings. Perhaps he is the most complete bassist ever to come from Pittsburgh; to say that he has a national reputation on both coasts is to understate the matter.

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Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame


Induction to the Pittsburgh Jazz Society's PITTSBURGH Jazz Hall of Fame is determined by the amount of nominations received by PJS Members. Members can send their nominations to:


Don Aliquo Sr. - Sax
Ron Anthony - Guitar
Carl Arter – Piano - (Deceased)
Chuck Austin - Trumpet
Benny Benack - Trumpet (Deceased)

Benny Benack Jr. - Saxophone

George Benson - Singer, Guitar
Michele Bensen – Singer
Harold Betters - Trombone
Jerry Betters - Drums (Deceased)
Kenny Blake - Sax
Art Blakey - Drums (Deceased)
Bobby Boswell - Bass (Deceased)
Cecil Brooks II - Drums
Cecil Brooks III - Drums
Ray Brown - Bass (Deceased)
David Budway - Piano
Jerry Byrd - Guitar

Joe Campus - Trumpet

Bobby Cardillo - Piano
Flo Cassinelli - Sax (Deceased)
Paul Chambers - Bass (Deceased)
Kenny Clarke - Drums (Deceased)
Danny Conn - Trumpet (Deceased)
Bob Cooper - Sax (Deceased)
Ray Crummie - Piano
Johnny Costa - Piano (Deceased)
Etta Cox - Singer

Frank Cunimondo – Piano
Joe Dallas – Trombone
John D’Amico - Piano (Deceased)
Jim Dejulio - Bass
Dwayne Dolphin - Bass
Al Dowe – Trombone

Billy Eckstine - Singer (Deceased)
Roy Eldridge - Trumpet (Deceased)
Erroll Garner - Piano (Deceased)
Richie Goods - Bass
Slide Hampton - Trombone
Nate Harper – Sax - (Deceased)
Walt Harper - Piano (Deceased)
Joe Harris - Drums
John Heard - Bass
Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines - Piano (Deceased)


Lena Horne - Singer (Deceased)
John Hughes - Piano Roger Humphries - Drums
Ahmad Jamal - Piano
Reid Jaynes - Piano (Deceased)
Eddie Jefferson - Singer (Deceased)
Nick Jordanoff – Trumpet (Deceased)
Jerry Kaminsky - Piano (Deceased)
Gene Ludwig - Organ (Deceased)
Dodo Marmarosa - Piano (Deceased)
Henry Mancini – Composer - (Deceased)
Mike Marracino - Trumpet (Deceased)
Herb Marshall - Bass/Trombone (Deceased)
Billy May - Trumpet (Deceased)
Grover Mitchell - Trombone (Deceased)
Tony Mowod - PJS Founder
Rich Munoz - Bass (Deceased)

Bobby Negri - Piano (Deceased)
Joe Negri - Guitar
Sammy Nestico - Piano
Clarence Oden – Sax - (Deceased)
Joe Pass - Guitar (Deceased)
Randy Purcell – Trombone (Deceased)
Arnold (Spider) Rondinelli - Drums

Rodger Ryan - Drums (Deceased)
Eddie Safranski - Bass
Lamese (Lum) Sams – Singer (Deceased)

Duke Spalding – Piano
Chuck Spatafore - Drums
Sandy Staley - Singer  (Deceased)
Dakota Staton - Singer (Deceased)
Billy Strayhorn - Piano (Deceased)
Maxine Sullivan - Singer (Deceased)
Mike Taylor - Bass (Deceased)
Mike Tomaro - Saxophone
Lou Tracey - Composer

Tommy Turk - Trombone (Deceased)
Stanley Turrentine - Sax (Deceased)
Tommy Turrentine - Trumpet (Deceased)
Mary Lou Williams - Piano (Deceased)
Jon Walton - Saxophone (Deceased)
John Wilson - Trumpet