- Associated Press - Thursday, February 26, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Jazz standouts Gap Mangione (man-jee-OH’-nee) and Ron Carter are among the newest members of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame.

The Democrat and Chronicle reports (https://on.rocne.ws/1akeKDe ) that the Hall of Fame announced that Gibson Guitar Corp. chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, actor-singer William Warfield and regional R&B; band Wilmer & the Dukes will also be inducted April 26 at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre.

Gap Mangione, a keyboardist, is the brother of Chuck Mangione, a 2012 inductee. Carter is considered one of the most influential jazz bassists.

Warfield, a bass-baritone, is best known for his rendition of “Old Man River” in the 1951 Hollywood remake of “Show Boat.”

The Dukes were a popular band in upstate New York in the 1960s. Lead singer Wilmer Alexander Jr. and two other surviving band members plan to attend the induction festivities.

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