Yamaha Welcomes Versatile Drummer Corey Rawls to Company’s Legendary Artist Roster

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Rawls has paved a successful path within the industry and drumming community through consistent music education, studio sessions and touring

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“Yamaha Drums has always fit the style of music I am playing in every line they offer! I am so happy to be a part of this dedicated family as I continue to grow my career,” said Rawls.

Yamaha Drums today announced the signing of Corey Rawls to the company's artist roster.

From Atlanta to New York City, Corey Rawls is regarded as one of the most highly recommended jazz drummers and educators. After graduating from Rutgers Gross School of Music with a master's degree in jazz studies, Rawls played with many prestigious musicians such as Kenny Garrett, Bill Evans, Mark Whitfield and Victor Bailey. Currently, Rawls is balancing his career as the principal drummer for the off-Broadway show “The Secret Life of Bees” and recording and performing with the Mark Gross Quintet and The Horne Electric Band, among an extensive list of other New York-based artists. In addition to performing, Rawls continues to advocate music education by teaching master classes and clinics with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and teaching weekly private lessons. Rawls also played a foundational role in teaching for the Salvation Army Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children in East Harlem, New York for three years.

Rawls has become an integral part of the incredibly talented New York jazz, funk, rock, R&B, and hip-hop scene, and can be heard weekly performing at various New York City music venues. He chooses the Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple drum kit in Red Autumn finish along with the 800 Series hardware to match his versatile style.

“Yamaha Drums has always fit the style of music I am playing in every line they offer!” said Rawls. “I am so happy to be a part of this dedicated family as I continue to grow my career.”

For more information on the Yamaha Artists roster, visit http://www.yamaha.com/artists/

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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, commercial installation 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, MusicCast 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, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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