Clark Terry Named First Inductee Into The Trumpet Players Hall of Fame

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The Trumpet Players Hall of Fame Announces That Clark Terry, One of The Most Recorded Musicians in The History of Jazz, Will be Honored as The First Inductee of The Trumpet Players Hall of Fame

The Board of Directors of the Trumpet Players Hall of Fame announce today that they will bestow trumpeter Clark Terry with the very first Star Award and induct him into the Hall of Fame during the Prescott Jazz Summit festival, on August 22nd 2014.

In addition to the Hall of Fame enshrinement, the Hall of Fame will bestow a fund in his name, supporting musical efforts of upcoming trumpet performers and educators.

Mike Vax, Vice President of the Hall of Fame said, “He has been my mentor, big band leader, confidant, and friend for over 40 years. One of the joys of my life was touring with his big band in Europe back in 1978. He remains one of the main inspirations for my commitment to jazz education, and much of what I teach young people today comes from him.”

Scott LaFata, President of the Hall of Fame announced “We are pleased to present this award to Clark, who has been a role model to many musicians worldwide, a great trumpeter and an ambassador of jazz music. As our first annual inductee, it carries a special honor from and by trumpet players, and fans, all over the world.”

About the Trumpet Players Hall of Fame

The Trumpet Players Hall of Fame is an organization to honor the greats, inspire through charity, and promote Trumpet playing worldwide. For more information and on twitter @TrumpetHOF

About Clark Terry

Clark Terry is an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee. He played with Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones and the original Tonight Show band. He was born in 1920 and resides in Arkansas with his wife Gwen, where he continues to teach and inspire musicians.

With over 900 recordings, his Grammy and NARAS Awards include: 2010 Grammy Lifetime achievement Award, NARAS President’s merit award, three Grammy nominations, and two Grammy certificates. He is the subject of a feature film to be released late 2014, and now the first inductee into the Trumpet Players Hall of Fame. For more information

About Prescott Jazz Summit:

The Prescott Jazz Summit is a celebrated annual jazz festival, with strong ties to the music education community, and also a major event for the City of Prescott, Arizona. For more information and tickets visit


Scott LaFata, President
Trumpet Players Hall of Fame, Inc.
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