2012: The Year in Jazz
Trumpeters Chuck Austin, Bill Brimfield, Jean-François Canape, Lou Colombo, Raymond Court, Ted Curson, Maurice D. Davis, Frank Gay, Fred Gérard, Don Ingle, Cornelius "Bruce" Johnson, Virgil Jones, Warren Luening, John McAndrew, Tam Mott, Khalil Shaheed (Tommy Hall), Erwin "Whitey" Thomas; trumpeter and vocalist Art Jenkins; trumpeter, pianist, neverlur player and writer Andreas Lunnan; trumpeter, composer, bandleader, educator and actor Abram Wilson; trumpeter and actor Rafik Katschanow; trumpeter, saxophonist, clarinetist and pianist Russell Leroy (Rusty) Mason; trumpeter, arranger, composer and educator Jim Edison.
Vibes players Phil Kraus, A.J. Mantas; vibes player, pianist and composer Teddy Charles; vibes player, pianist and arranger Margie Hyams.
Violinist and composer Gale Hess.
Washboard player Joe Shenton.
Latin percussion instrument developer and inventor Ray Enhoffer.
Music agent and record producer Daidy Davis-Boyer; producer, booking agent, executive, marketing and public relations person and special events coordinator Gloria June Powers; producer and cabaret impresario Donald Smith; producer and Enja label co-founder Horst Weber; music publisher Howie Richmond; music publishing industry executive Frances Preston; record producer Carl Davis; producer, singer, drummer and philanthropist Charles Newel (Chuck) Huggins; record producer, label owner and jazz party organizer Mat Domber; manager, producer and record label executive Alan Mintz; record producer and recording engineer Howard H. Scott; show, festival and record producer Manny Fox.
Orchestra contractor, conductor and trumpeter Jules Chaiken.
Television variety show producer and director Bob Henry; television producer and host Dick Clark.
Club owners Doug Cole, Howard Coleman Sr., Keith Crombie, Tony Goldman, Jerry Krantz, Richard Harding; club manager Curtis Moses.
Dancers Jeni LeGon, Juanita Boisseau Ramseur; dancers and choreographers Remy Charlip, Niles Ford, Ethel Winter.
Founding chairman of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission Pierre Juneau.
Festival organizers Günther "Papa Jazz" Blaschke, Bo Gronningsaeter, Heinrich Schultz; jazz festival founder and artistic director Xavier Brocker; concert promoter Julius Pischl; concert and festival producer, librettist, playwright and director Isaiah Sheffer.
Graphic designer Eiko Ishioka; artists Frederick J. Brown, Viredo Espinosa, LeRoy Neiman, Jan Sawka.
Instrument accessory designer Jim Marshall.
Executive Vice President of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, press agent, manager and recording executive Phoebe Jacobs; Lincoln Center executive and philanthropist Martin Segal.
Broadcasters Ray Briem, Alan Grant, Achim Hebgen, Hal Jackson, Bob Jones, Nomvula Motsa, Gil Noble, M. L. Thatch, Chuck Workman; broadcaster and world music promoter Erwin Frankel; broadcasters and historians Günter Discher, Jamal A. Muhammad; broadcaster and educator Nomvula Motsa; broadcaster, musician and actor Cocky "Two Bull" Tlhotlhalemaje.
Filmmaker Claude Santiago.
Photographers Calvin Hicks, Jim McCrary, Roger Prigent, Ken Regan, Dennis Scharlau.
Writers Mary Campbell, Geoff Chapman, Gerard Conte, Rolf Dahlgren, Neil Leonard, Rampholo Molefhe, Werner Panke, Josef Skvorecky, Dita von Szadkowski; writer, photographer and vibraphonist Ueli Dust; writer, broadcaster and photographer Jimmie Jones; editor, writer and broadcaster Yozo Iwanami; writer and composer Hans G. Helms; writer and broadcaster Richard Pedraza Consuegra; jazz researcher and archivist Annie Kuebler; editor, collector and discographer and Ellington expert Sjef Hoefsmith; musicologist Franya Berkman; historian Eric Hobsbawm; writer and educator Jean-Pierre Moussaron; writer and editor Jean-Louis Ginibre.