Yamaha supports CAN charity gig in Northampton

Yamaha has backed its support for a local drug and homelessness charity at a gig this month.

Acclaimed jazz musician and Yamaha artist Liane Carroll will perform at the Black Bottom Club in Northampton on November 24th to raise money for CAN.

The vocalist, pianist and songwriter will dedicate her time to the cause, which regularly presents some of the most critically acclaimed musicians to Northampton audiences and raises money at the same time.

What’s more, the manufacturer will also be installing a grand piano at the club next month especially for the performance.

Carroll, who has recently gained praise for her work as lead vocalist with Drum ‘n’ Bass group London Elektricity, has developed a relationship with Yamaha through a range of jazz education projects.

In the past, the musician has helped to project young jazz artists into the professional sphere by recording the Yamaha New Jazz Sessions CD with them.

Young British jazz musicians who have won the Jazz Scholarship programme not only get special consideration by the heads of jazz at six of the UK’s leading conservatoires and win £1,000 to help them embark on their professional music careers, they also get to record the CD.

Each year the disk is included with Jazzwise magazine and circulated to thousands of jazz fans. The young artists also get to perform live at the launch of the CD with their jazz peers like Liane Carroll.

This summer saw six talented jazz musicians win the scholarships, including a pianist, drummer, tenor saxophonist, guitarist and double bass player.

Yamaha will also continue with its Yamaha International Piano series next month with a concert at Malvern Theatre. Concert artist Stephen Kovacevich will perform a programme of works by Bach, Schumann and Schubert on the instrument maker’s new CFX concert grand piano.

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