Jazz Studies faculty member Roy McCurdy has been announced as one of the 2020 class of inductees into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. A native of Rochester, McCurdy has made his city proud as a world-renowned jazz percussionist. He has recorded and toured with a long list of jazz legends, including Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins.
Alongside McCurdy in the 2020 inductee class are The Dady Brothers, GRAMMY-winning sound engineer Mike Guzauski, jazz singer Nancy Kelley, and the founder of Whirlwind Music Distributors Michael Laiacona. McCurdy will perform with a band of Rochester musicians at the 9th annual induction ceremony on April 26 in Rochester.