NEA Jazz Masters

Leo “Bruce” Hopewell, Sr. Produced | Managed and was personal friends with the following jazz musicians that have been honored as NEA Jazz Masters. Bruce always had a smile on his face and warmth in his heart when he shared personal, rare, stories of his friendships and associations with these and a host of other incredible musicians that live on through the music.

Produced and Managed:

1. Art Blakey
2. Dee Dee Bridgewater
3. Dave Brubeck
4. Kenny Burrell
5. Candido Camero
6. Betty Carter
7. Wilbur “Buck” Clayton
8. Jimmy Cobb
9. Richard Davis
10. Lou Donaldson
11. Dorothy Donegan
12. Roy Eldridge
13. Art Farmer
14. Tommy Flanagan
15. Frank Foster
16. Curtis fuller
17. Foreststorn “Chico” Hamilton
18. Slide Hampton
19. Roy Haynes
20. Jimmy Heath
21. Jon Hendricks
22. Billy Higgins
23. Andrew Hill
24. Bobby Hutcherson
25. Milt Jackson
26. Ahmad Jamal
27. Hank Jones
28. Jonathan “Jo” Jones
29. John Lewis
30. David Liebman
31. Jackie McLean
32. Jimmy Owens
33. Horace Silver
34. Jimmy Smith
35. Clark Terry
36. Cedar Walton
37. Frank Wess
38. Randy Weston
39. Joe Williams
40. Eugene Edward “Snooky” Young

Taxes/Financial: Bruce was the financial adviser to and prepared the tax returns for the following NEA Jazz Masters.

1. Kenny Burrell
2. Richard Davis
3. Dorothy Donegan
4. Art Farmer
5. Tommy Flanagan
6. Curtis Fuller
7. Slide Hampton
8. Roy Haynes
9. Jon Hendricks
10. Billy Higgins
11. Andrew Hill
12. Milt Jackson
13. Ahmad Jamal
14. Jonathan “Jo” Jones
15. Cedar Walton

Close Friends included the following amongst the NEA Jazz Masters:

1. Kenny Burrell
2. Gil Evans
3. John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie
4. Ira Gitler
5. Dexter Gordon
6. Lorraine Gordon
7. Lionel Hampton
8. Herbie Hancock
9. Barry Harris
10. Luther Henderson
11. Milt Hinton
12. Freddie Hubbard
13. J.J. Johnson
14. Sheila Jordan
15. Marian McPartland
16. Dan Morgenstern
17. Max Roach
18. Billy Taylor
19. Jean-Baptiste “Toots” Thielemans
20. Cedar Walton
21. George Wein
22. Joe Williams