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Gigs & Tunes – August
2/8/2011
Gigs & Tunes – August

August is shaping up to be another jam packed month of live performances along with some great tracks set for release. Yamaha and our artists will be busy with TV shows, festivals, intimate gigs and much more!

Gwilym Simcock among Mercury Music Prize nominations
29/7/2011
Gwilym Simcock among Mercury Music Prize nominations

Yamaha Music is celebrating the news that Yamaha Piano artist Gwilym Simcock has been nominated for the 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The 2011 nomination marks a third year of success for Yamaha artists, five of whom have been honoured among the 12 best albums of the year since 2009. Along with Gwilym Simcock, these include former Yamaha Jazz Scholars and 2010 nominees Kit Downes and Calum Gourlay for the Kit Downes Trio's 'Golden', and Led Bib saxophonists Pete Grogan and Chris Williams for their 2009 album 'Sensible Shoes'.

Kit Downes Trio to perform exclusive concert at Chappells for Centrepoint
8/7/2011
Kit Downes Trio to perform exclusive concert at Chappells for Centrepoint

Chappell of Bond Street proudly presents a unique evening of jazz, with the third of its prestigious 200th anniversary fundraising concert series in aid of Centrepoint, the leading charity for homeless young people.

Gigs & Tunes – July
26/6/2011
Gigs & Tunes – July

There is only one gig to talk about this month … GLASTONBURY 2011!

Yamaha Artist YolanDa Brown Performs Sell-out Benefit Concert in London For Japan Disaster
23/6/2011
Yamaha Artist YolanDa Brown Performs Sell-out Benefit Concert in London For Japan Disaster

A capacity audience at London's luxurious new entertainment venue 'Under The Bridge' were treated to a special benefit concert by double MOBO Award winning saxophonist and Yamaha Artist, YolanDa Brown on Saturday 4th June.

Chappell of Bond Street to host 'Up Close and Personal' recital by Artur Pizarro for Centrepoint
16/6/2011
Chappell of Bond Street to host 'Up Close and Personal' recital by Artur Pizarro for Centrepoint

Artur Pizarro, one of the world's most acclaimed concert pianists is to perform an exclusive recital at Chappell of Bond Street on 30th June featuring works by Chopin, Debussy and Ravel.

CFX takes centre stage with Michel Legrand at Ronnie Scott's
16/6/2011
CFX takes centre stage with Michel Legrand at Ronnie Scott's

Yamaha is proud and delighted to announce that internationally renowned and multi-talented French singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, conductor and producer Michel Legrand performed a unique series of concerts at London's world famous Ronnie Scotts jazz Club on 7th, 8th and 9th June, using Yamaha's exciting new CFX concert grand piano.

Gigs and Tunes: June 2011
25/5/2011
Gigs and Tunes: June 2011

The tour and festival season is on its way and we are lucky enough to have some of the best, coolest and brightest artist choosing Yamaha gear every time for their recording and performances. Below is a small selection of which artists are flying high in the charts and available to download IN YOUR EARS and who’s out and about on tour this month IN YOUR FACE…two words girls…TAKE THAT (SCREAMMMMM!)

Noriko Ogawa to Perform at the Mayor of Milton Keynes' Charity Concert, Sunday 15th May 2011, 7.30pm, Milton Keynes Theatre
6/5/2011
Noriko Ogawa to Perform at the Mayor of Milton Keynes' Charity Concert, Sunday 15th May 2011, 7.30pm, Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes City Orchestra, in association with Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK), is presenting a fabulous classical evening in aid of the charities supported by the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Willen Hospice and Bletchley Park. This will be Cllr Debbie Brocks’ final engagement in her hugely successful year as the youngest Mayor to be appointed in Milton Keynes.

Yamaha Designs Million Dollar Piano for Elton John
3/5/2011
Yamaha Designs Million Dollar Piano for Elton John

World-renowned singer, songwriter and Yamaha pianist Elton John will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this fall with an all new show, The Million Dollar Piano, named after a stunning, one-of-a-kind instrument made exclusively for him by Yamaha.

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