Reverend Cortes Rex was inducted into the Gospel category of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014. Rex was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he attended Booker T. Washington High School and Langston University. He later pursued a Masters of Administration Degree at California State University at Dominquez Hills in Long Beach, California. Rex is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and is the president and producer of Signs and Wonders, Incorporated. Rex has provided background vocals for live performances and recording sessions with well-known gospel and secular artists, and received the City of Los Angeles Motown Award in 2008.
2014 Inductees Jay McShann Lifetime Achievement Award Legacy Tribute Award Living Legend Award Spirit of Community Excellence Award Zelia Breaux Distinguished Educator Award David Amram Marvin Ash Andrea Baker Chet Baker Hobart Melvin Banks, Sr. Helen Baylor Aaron Bell Wayne Bennett Joseph Bias Elvin Bishop Blue Devils Earl Bostic Zelia Breaux Ruth Brown Albert Brumley Glenn Burleigh Charles & Barbara Burton Don Byas Debbie Campbell J.J. Cale Don Cherry Charlie Christian Earl Clark Tommy Crook Pam Van Dyke Crosby Joey Hobart Crutcher Jesse Ed Davis Elmer L. Davis Sr. Rae DeGeer Al Dennie George L. Dennie Ernestine Dillard Clarence Dixon Thomas A. Dorsey Ken Downing Duke Ellington Dorothy Ellis Ralph Ellison Oscar Edward Estell George Faison Ernie Fields Ernie Fields Jr. Fisk Jubilee Singers Ella Fitzgerald Artt Frank Lowell Fulson Chuck Gardner Dizzy Gillespie Earl Grant Sonny Gray Wardell Gray Jimmy Hawkins John Henry Conrad Herwig Billy Hunt Mahalia Jackson Pat Kelley Barney Kessel Kenneth Kilgore Jimmy Liggins Joe Liggins Clarence Love Madeline Manning Mims Frank Mantooth Junior Markham Tony Mathews Bill Maxwell Cecil McBee Matthew McClarty Robbie Mack McLerran Howard McGhee Jay McShann Roy Milton D.C. Minner Leona Mitchell Melvin Moore Patricia Moore Ace Moreland Sunny Murray Jimmy Nolen Walter Page Carlton Pearson Jim Pepper Sara Powell Oscar Pettiford Cortes Rex Johnny Rogers Annie Ross Ray Rowe Marshall Royal Washington Rucker Jimmy Rushing Pee Wee Russell Donald Ryan Jessie Mae Renfro Sapp Rudy Scott Lynn Seaton Shadow Lake Eight Lee Shaw Leslie Sheffield Hal Singer C.C. Skinner David Skinner Maurice Spears Louie Spears Kay Starr Ted Taylor Clark Terry Flash Terry Walter 'Foots' Thomas Wayman Tisdale Glenn R. Townsend David T. Walker Julia Latimer Warren Hart A. Wand Maxine Weldon Lee Wiley Floyd Wiley Stephen Wiley Claude Williams Steve Wilkerson Wallace Willis Joe Lee Wilson Terry Woodson Joe William Wright