From the official NEJA Hall of Fame Website:
"The mission of the New England Jazz Hall of Fame is to celebrate and preserve the tradition of Jazz in New England.
Principally an online resource, the Hall was established in 2001 by the New England Jazz Alliance (NEJA), an all-volunteer non-profit group who defined the mission and set about the task of achieving it. To bring the story of New England Jazz to audiences in various settings around the region, NEJA created a traveling exhibit that highlights the accomplishments of the Hall’s inductees. These easel-mounted panels are displayed at jazz festivals and cultural events throughout the region."