Jamie Cullum, Sara Bareilles & Jon Anderson Join 2008 Yamaha Dealer Concert

1/11/2008 [Corporate]

Jazz Sensation, Hot New Pop Star and Progressive Rocker Help Round Out the Lineup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Yamaha Corporate Artist Affairs announced today that British jazz sensation Jamie Cullum, progressive rocker Jon Anderson and VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist Sara Bareilles have joined the spectacular lineup that already includes John Legend, Isaac Slade of The Fray and Gabe Dixon. The special dealer concert will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Disney's California Adventure® Park's beautiful Hyperion® Theater.

Jamie Cullum
Jamie Cullum
"We are thrilled that Jamie, Sara and Jon will be joining our production. They will add a truly diverse dynamic to this show, which promises to be a night unlike any others our Yamaha dealers have ever witnessed. The evening will include incredible performances and a few special surprises that will make this an unforgettable entertainment experience," comments Chris Gero, vice president of Yamaha Corporate Artist Affairs and show producer.

Dynamic, Grammy-nominated and recent Golden Globe-nominated crossover singer/songwriter/pianist Jamie Cullum has put his stamp on the jazz scene and left a lasting impression. He's known for his style, a mixture of jazz with melodic pop and rock, and his raucous stage performances that include piano-romping and stompboxing, all with a set list nowhere in sight.

Cullum's platinum-certified album Twentysomething was the fastest selling jazz album in UK jazz history, and Cullum is the biggest selling UK jazz artist ever. His credits include composing for Broadway, performing for the Queen and playing for sold out crowds in Japan, Europe and the United States. His fiery renditions of popular songs and classical hits have made him a fan favorite across the generation gap and internationally.

John Legend
John Legend
The name Jon Anderson is inextricably linked to that of YES, one of the most defining and influential bands in progressive rock history. Although the "Owner of a Lonely Heart" vocalist is best known for his work with YES, Anderson has also contributed extensively to various artists' albums and projects over the years, lending his vocal talents to the likes of Vangelis, Kitaro, Mike Oldfied, John-Paul Jones, Tangerine Dream, Toto, 4HIM, Jonathan Elias and Béla Fleck & the Flecktones as well as to fellow YES member Steve Howe. To date, the English rocker has also released 16 solo albums.

Isaac Slade
Isaac Slade
Sara Bareilles is a gifted singer and pianist who burst onto the pop scene with her first major label album Little Voices in July 2007, instantly drawing comparisons to Fiona Apple and Norah Jones. After iTunes offered her single "Love Song" as the 'download single of the day,' the song made it to the top of the iTunes most downloaded album chart and it continues to hold strong as a top downloaded song. VH1 quickly labeled her a "You Oughta Know" artist, and after touring with Maroon 5, Aqualung, Jon McLaughlin and Paolo Nutini, among others, she is now preparing to embark on a VH1 tour with platinum-selling artist James Blunt in February 2008.

Tickets are available to Yamaha dealers on a limited basis, and artists are subject to change. Dealers should see their Yamaha representative for more information. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the show beginning at 8 p.m. For media inquiries, please contact Tiffany Napper at (615) 599-0800.

For more information on the extensive Yamaha product catalog and critically acclaimed Yamaha artists, please visit www.yamaha.com.

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