Yamaha and the Monterey Jazz Festival
For more than 40 years, Yamaha Corporation of America has partnered with the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) to provide world-class instruments for the festival’s eight stages and rehearsal areas scattered throughout the 20 acres of the Monterey County Fairgrounds. At the same time, the world’s largest musical instrument company has held a steadfast commitment to the festival’s educational programs to create, nurture and develop young jazz musicians.
As the official supplier of drum sets and pianos during the three-day festival, Yamaha helps artists create consistent and exceptional sound quality which provides a jazz listening experience like no other for a legion of loyal festival concertgoers.
"One of the most important aspects of producing a quality festival is what the MJF calls "setting the table" which is to essentially provide our artists the tools and the environment to allow them to create and perform to their fullest potential."
"For more than 40 years, Yamaha has played a key role in allowing us to do that. This partnership supports our overall mission of enriching life through jazz and providing educational opportunities for young artists."
– Tim Jackson, Artistic Director for Monterey Jazz Festival
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