More than half a dozen people are being inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame this year.
Thursday, the Jazz Hall announced the names of the this year's nine nominees. One of them, pianist and vocalist Nat King Cole, and Nat's younger brother, Freddy Cole.
Chuck Cissel with the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame: "Oklahoma is a bastion of great talent, expose, not just for Oklahoma, but for those who visit."
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame's 17th annual induction banquet gala is June 15th. That helps kick of Jazz Fest, which runs from June 16th through the 19th.