Yamaha & Prof. Artis Simanis, Saxophone
Professor Artis Simanis is an internationally renowned educationalist and performing musician. He is leader of the Riga Saxophone Quartet, leader of the international saxophone festival Saxophonia, and Professor at the Jāzeps Vîtols Latvian Academy of Music.
Yamaha Symphonic Band
Formed in 1961, the Yamaha Symphonic Band is made up from members from every division in the Yamaha Corporation, ranging from those involved with wind instrument manufacture right through to designers of electronic instruments and audio-visual products.
Innovative Jazz Scholars Programme takes Yamaha to Parliament
Launched in 2007, the annual Yamaha Jazz Scholars scheme is the UK’s most prominent jazz education programme. This success is due to influential partnerships with Jazzwise, Europe’s most popular jazz magazine, Jazz Services, the leading national jazz organisation in the UK, and the powerful All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation group, which champions jazz and music education in general within the British Parliament.