Yamaha Concludes Jazz Festival Season: Company Maintains Commitment to Provide Drum Support at Major Jazz Events

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Yamaha Drums Help Performers Sound Their Best at Events That Attract 800,000 Attendees

Yamaha gave Terri Lyne Carrington a bouquet of roses for her birthday, which she placed on her drum riser during her performance on the Main Stage at the 2105 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

“Artists and audiences expect top quality sound and Yamaha drums always delivers that punch. It is an honor to work with their outstanding staff and amazing products year after year,” said Jeff Sloan, Monterey Jazz Festival.

When the Monterey Jazz Festival wrapped up its 58th year last weekend, Yamaha Drums also concluded its season of providing new drum sets, hardware and extensive tech support at major jazz festivals in the United States. Models used include Absolute Hybrid Maple, Live Custom and Stage Custom Birch and after the festivals end, the drum sets are sold at local retailers.

From March to September every year, Yamaha helps ensure that the drums sound fabulous at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest and the Monterey Jazz Festival. At Monterey, the world’s longest running jazz festival, founded in 1958, Yamaha is the partner organization that has been with the event for the longest time. Each Year, these festivals attract more than 800,000 attendees.

“Yamaha drums have been the backbone and the back beat of this event as long as we can remember,” said Jeff Sloan, manager of backline instruments and drums at the Monterey Jazz Festival. “Artists and audiences expect top quality sound and Yamaha drums always delivers that punch. It is an honor to work with their outstanding staff and amazing products year after year.”

The events also give Yamaha the opportunity to pay tribute to the company’s drum artists. At this year’s San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, for example, Yamaha presented Terri Lyne Carrington with a bouquet of roses, which she displayed on the drum riser during her band’s set on the Main Stage (photo included).

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About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.

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