NAMM Tribute Program

by Dan Del Fiorentino

Throughout the year we have lost many friends, mentors, and colleagues in all areas of the music industry. The print world was hit particularly hard with the passing of Mary Jean Edstrom and Glenda Herro from Hal Leonard, Kurt Kaiser from Word Publishing and Mr. and Mrs. Will Schmid. During the NAMM Show in Anaheim, we as an industry will remember these friends during our annual Tribute program, for which all are invited to attend.

The annual NAMM Tribute program is our industry’s chance to pause and remember those no longer with us. This special program includes the names and images of those who have passed away since our last gathering in Anaheim. The program begins at 5:30pm on Thursday January 24, 2019 during the NAMM Show in from of the NAMM Grand Plaza Stage outside of the convention center. With music and friends, we have a chance to reflect and remember. Please join us as our industry comes together to pay our respects. For those who cannot attend the show, the video will be posted under the Library segment of NAMM.org after the show. Since we are such a close family, I thought you would appreciate knowing that while these friends are gone, they will not be forgotten.

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