Exciting Partnership: Yamaha Provides Drumline to Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

3/13/2009 [Corporate]

New Drumline Benefits JazzAlive; Program Presents Quality Musical Performances & Music Education Programs Throughout Chicago Area

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Purchases Yamaha Drumline
The new Yamaha drumline will benefit CJP's JazzAlive program.
BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division is pleased to announce that it has provided a brand-new Yamaha drumline to the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, an internationally respected orchestra defined by its cross collaborations in jazz, classical, and other musical genres. The new Field-Corps Series drumline, consisting of four marching snare drums, two sets of marching toms, four marching bass drums and carriers will be a focal part of CJP's JazzAlive program, an enrichment program that focuses on teaching life and academic skills through music and the arts in Chicago schools.

Founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Orbert Davis, the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic's main mission is to present high quality musical performances and music education programs that bridge gaps in genre, artistry and diversity. Education is a central and imperative piece of the widely-respected ensemble. CJP's programs reflect its commitment to education and development of future musicians and concert audiences. The ensemble prides itself on its dedication to serving and providing the community with as many performing opportunities as possible.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Purchases Yamaha Drumline
CJP prides itself on its dedication to serving and providing the community with as many performing opportunities as possible.
"Working with Yamaha has been a great experience," notes Melody Balicky, Director of Education, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. "The communication and attention to detail was wonderful and throughout this process the sense of importance and urgency to provide the students and the school the best equipment and service was evident. This certainly translated to the students when they were presented with the drums; this was one of the best partnerships we have had and look forward to more in the future."

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622, telephone (714) 522-9011, e-mail infostation@yamaha.com or visit www.yamaha.com/band.

For more information on the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic please visit www.chicagojazzphilharmonic.org.

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