PAS Hall of Fame

The Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame was established in 1972 and recognizes the contributions of the most highly regarded professional leaders in percussion performance, education, research, scholarship, administration, composition and the industry. Inductees demonstrate the highest ideals and professional integrity to their profession to bring about significant events, substantive improvements in the world of percussion, and the betterment of the profession through exemplary services or acts.

Hall of Fame Members

(year specifies date of induction)

 

Andy Narell

Bobby Hutcherson

Zeferino Nandayapa

Percussion Group Cincinnati



Ed Soph

Tzong-Ching Ju

Michael Balter

Dennis DeLucia



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Art Blakey

Steven Schick

Glen Velez



Harold Jones

Gary Olmstead

Salvatore Rabbio

Clifford Alexis



John Bergamo

Hal Blaine

David Garibaldi

Gordon Stout



Jimmy Cobb

Dick Schory

Thomas Siwe

Jack DeJohnette



Walter Rosenberger

Stanley Leonard

Jacques Delécluse

Mickey Hart



Roy Burns

Evelyn Glennie

Steve Reich

Warren "Baby" Dodds



Anthony J. Cirone

Billy Cobham

Martin Cohen

Leigh Howard Stevens



Steve Gadd

Sandy Feldstein

Ed Shaughnessy

Gordon B. Peters



Warren Benson

Siegfried Fink

Michael Bookspan

Elliott "Ellie" Mannette



Ed Thigpen

Ringo Starr

John S. Pratt

Mel Lewis



Joe Calato

Al Payson

Tito Puente

Babatunde Olatunji



Robert Zildjian

Fred Sanford

Terry Gibbs

Morris "Arnie" Lang



John H. Beck

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John Calhoun Deagan

Roy Haynes



Alan Abel

Shelly Manne

Tony Williams

George L. Stone



Alexander Lepak

Alan Dawson

Milt Jackson

Elden C. "Buster" Bailey



Jim Chapin

George Gaber

Vic Firth

Armand Zildjian



Sammy Herman

Emil Richards

Vida Chenoweth

Joe Morello



William F. Ludwig II

Keiko Abe

Red Norvo

Elvin Jones



Murray Spivack

William Kraft

Jo Jones

Bobby Christian



Maurice Lishon

Henry Adler

Gary Burton

Michael Colgrass



Buddy Rich

Remo Belli

Fred D. Hinger

Lou Harrison



William "Chick" Webb

Carroll Bratman

Lionel Hampton

George Hamilton Green



John Cage

Max Roach

Charles Owen

Charley Wilcoxon



Edgard Varèse

Harry Breuer

Avedis Zildjian

Richard Hochrainer



Louie Bellson

William "Billy" Gladstone

Alfred Friese

Cloyd Duff



William Street

Gene Krupa

Paul Price

James Blades



Frank Arsenault

Clair Omar Musser

Harry Partch

Morris Goldenberg



James Salmon

Haskell Harr

Roy Knapp

John Noonan



William F. Ludwig Sr.

Saul Goodman

PAS Hall of Fame Nomination Process

  • Timeline for nominations and selection to the Hall of Fame

  • Required Documentation for Hall of Fame Nominees

  • Criteria for Election to the PAS Hall of Fame

Contact Us

Percussive Arts Society
110 W. Washington Street Suite A 
Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: (317) 974-4488
F: (317) 974-4499
E: percarts@pas.org