Montgomery, Carter, Jones, Henderson voted into Jazz Hall of Fame

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NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Betty Carter, guitarist Wes Montgomery, drummer Elvin Jones and bandleader Fletcher Henderson have been voted into Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.

JALC announced the 2014 inductees Monday after tallying votes by jazz fans worldwide from a list of 10 nominees selected by a committee of musicians and scholars.

Montgomery influenced countless modern jazz guitarists, including George Benson and Pat Metheny. Jones was the driving force propelling saxophonist John Coltrane’s classic quartet.

In this undated photo provided by Andrew College, Fletcher Henderson Jr., a pianist, arranger and bandleader who is credited with ushering in the swing era of the 1920s and '30s, is shown. (AP Photo/Courtesy Andrew College, File)

In this undated photo provided by Andrew College, Fletcher Henderson Jr., a pianist, arranger and bandleader who is credited with ushering in the swing era of the 1920s and ’30s, is shown. (AP Photo/Courtesy Andrew College, File)

Henderson’s big band helped create swing music, and his arrangements were used by Benny Goodman’s orchestra. Carter was a masterful scat singer known for her adventurous improvisations.

JALC has inducted 45 members into the Hall of Fame since 2004.

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Online:

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