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Yamaha Equips Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival With Various Drum Sets And Hardware

Jazzed Magazine • News • July 11, 2018

Yamaha recently joined the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) as the event’s official drum sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, continuing their role in a festival tradition in the Western New York music scene dating back to 2002.

This year, Yamaha Drums provided 13 kits as a backline for the festival, including the Absolute Hybrid Maple, Recording Custom, Live Custom, Tour Custom and Club Custom drum sets. Artists also had the Recording Custom snare drum and 700 and 800 Series hardware at their disposal.

Over the course of nine days, the festival showcased legendary performers and familiar favorites as well as rising stars and new discoveries. This year several Yamaha Artists appeared on the lineup, including Gene Coye (Seal), David Garibaldi (Tower of Power) and Nate Worth and Robert “Sput” Searight (both of Ghost Note).

“We are grateful to the Rochester Jazz Festival for continuing this relationship with Yamaha for another year,” said Steven Fisher, marketing manager, Yamaha Drums. “From the legendary Recording Custom Series to the rich-sounding Live Custom Series, these drum sets cater to every jazz musician’s needs, even in a festival setting where artists’ styles cover such a broad range.”

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