Artist Memorial

To the artists we have lost to Covid-19, Rest in Power.

Cristina (Monet-Palaci), downtown NYC singer, late 70’s/80’s, new wave, Kid Creole and the Coconuts
Manu Dibango, Cameroon Afro-jazz sax player, “Soul Makossa”
Joe Diffie, country singer-songwriter
Ahmed Ismail Hussein, Somali master of the oud
Mike Longo, jazz pianist and composer
Ellis Marsalis, jazz luminary
Alan Merrill, singer, songwriter, producer, Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock and Roll.”
Bucky Pizzarelli, jazz guitarist extraordinaire
John Prine, country luminary
Wallace Roney, jazz trumpeter
Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne

Many others have publicly announced their own Covid-19 battles. We thank them for working to destigmatize and raise awareness of this widespread illness and wish them well in their recoveries.

Sara Bareilles
Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel)
Jackson Browne
Larry Campbell
Christopher Cross
Tom Rush
Kalie Shorr, country singer
John Taylor (Duran Duran)
BeBe Winans, gospel singer
Sturgill Simpson