2020 was a hard year for everyone. Especially with a pandemic raging on, music was an escape for a lot of people. Music helped us get through dark times in lockdown, it helped us reconnect with ourselves in a way we never had to experience it before. With this article, we are remembering the legendary musicians we lost in 2020.
We lost legendary musicians in every genre, unfortunately. We lost rock legends and also up and coming stars who never really reached their potential and we will never be able to hear their art blossom.
With this list, we are trying to pay tribute to the musicians we lost in this horrible 2020 year.
Legendary saxophone player
Legendary jazz drummer, teacher at the renowned Berklee College of Music
British punk guitarist and producer. Produced even the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Jazz piano player. Best known with his collaboration with Pat Metheny
Young Hip Hop artist from Brooklyn who just started his career.
Another jazz legend who left us in 2020. McCoy revolutionary piano playing made him a jazz legend
Country music superstar
Legendary singer songwriter
Jazz trumpet player. Miles Davis’s only protégé.
Renowned jazz pianist and educator. Father of the Marsalis Brothers.
Legendary jazz guitarist
Latin music double bass player
American saxophonist played on Miles Davis’s “Birth of the Cool” album.
Drummer, one of the creators of the Afro-Beat style of music.
Rock and Roll legend!
Founding member of the Pointer Sisters
Jazz piano player and singer. Brother of Nat King Cole.
Famous Italian composer
Rock singer, founder of Fleetwood Mac
Francis Rocco Prestia
Legendary bass player. Member of Tower of Power
An early member of The Roots
Jazz drummer, worked with Dizzy Gillespie
Jazz double bassist, best known for his work with the Keith Jarrett trio
Bruce Williamson Jr.
Gospel singer who performed with The Temptations
Saxophonist and founding member of Kool and the Gang
Eddie Van Halen
Legendary rock guitarist, a founding member of Van Halen. Guitar god.
Legendary underground hip hop artists
Heavy metal bassist, played for Cynic