2013 R.I.P.

One half of hip-hop duo Kriss Kross

Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly One half of hip-hop duo Kriss Kross

Martial artist and actor

Jim Kelly Martial artist and actor

George Duke  Jazz/Fusion legend

George Duke Jazz/Fusion legend

Nelson Mandela Activist revolutionary and former president of South Africa

Nelson Mandela Activist revolutionary and former president of South Africa

Richie Havens  Folk singer and opening act at Woodstock

Richie Havens Folk singer and opening act at Woodstock

Cordell "Boogie" Mosson Bass player for Parliament/Funkadelic

Cordell “Boogie” Mosson Bass player for Parliament/Funkadelic


 Donald Byrd Jazz/R&B legend and jazz educator


Donald Byrd Jazz/R&B legend and jazz educator

 Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner Vocalist, guitarist, writer and producer for The Ohio Players

Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner
Vocalist, guitarist, writer and producer for The Ohio Players

Bobby "Blue" Bland  Modern blues singer

Bobby “Blue” Bland
Modern blues singer

Albert Murray Jazz critic and author

Albert Murray Jazz critic and author

Yusef Lateef Jazz musician

Yusef Lateef Jazz musician