Today, Yamaha announces the 2023 performance lineup that will light up the in-booth performances and the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage at The NAMM Show during the evenings. This two-night concert series for all attendees will evoke the musical passion guests have convened to celebrate. Performances kick off on Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. with a Night of Worship for all to experience Grammy award-winning live worship music. On Friday, April 14, at 6 p.m., the Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand will honour its NAMM tradition by providing awe-inspiring musical performances.
Throughout the three-day show, attendees can stop by the Yamaha Booth and check out performances from Dan Rouse, Grace Kelly, Jake Eddy and Jordan Tice, Jimmy Keegan, Chris Johnson, Matteo Mancuso, Charles Ruggiero, and a few more special guests.
And on Thursday and Friday evenings, attendees can head over to the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage to experience thrilling performances. Check out artist TobyMac on April 13 and on April 14, legendary Greg Phillinganes will emcee the night as artists Lawrence, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Jamison Ross take the stage. Award-winning producer and director Chris Gero and the Yamaha Entertainment Group team produce the concert series.
“We’re so excited to be playing at the Yamaha All-Star Concert,” says Clyde Lawrence from Lawrence. “We’ve only been to NAMM once before, back in 2016 when we were just starting to tour, and we played an acoustic set. To be able to return and play a full band set on the Grand Plaza Stage is going to be an amazing full-circle moment. We’re also all big fans of Yamaha, and I personally grew up playing Yamaha pianos. We can’t wait for NAMM!”
The performance lineup for Thursday, April 13, includes the following:
- TobyMac: With more than 16 million units in career sales and a whopping seven GRAMMY Awards, TobyMac’s career continues the fast track. His RIAA Certified Gold studio album, ***THIS IS NOT A TEST***, garnered a GRAMMY and Billboard Music Award nomination while debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. Each of his six studio solo projects has achieved Gold certification, a first for any artist on his label, Capitol Christian Music Group.
The performance lineup for Friday, April 14, includes the following:
- Lawrence: Clyde Lawrence and Gracie Lawrence have been writing songs and listening to countless Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, and Aretha Franklin records in their family’s New York City apartment since they were little. After years of playing together, they officially created Lawrence, an eight-piece soul-pop band of musician friends from childhood and college.
Lawrence performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s efforts to promote and revitalize swing music have taken shape as much more than a simple tribute. Taking inspiration from the creators of this uniquely American art form, the band’s original horn-infused music and legendary high-energy show introduce the genre to a new and younger generation while remaining cognizant and respectful of the music’s rich legacy.
- Jamison Ross: Jamison Ross is a GRAMMY-nominated Soul artist whose music emanates from the intersection of R&B, gospel, and blues supported by modern production – contemporary soul. Jamison’s most recent project is his first Affective Music release and is influenced by some of history’s greatest Soul singers, including Marvin Gaye, Rance Allen and Al Green.
“Yamaha All-Star Concerts are always a NAMM highlight, but this year – more than ever – we’re bringing the party to the plaza. Our stylistically diverse lineup promises to lift the audience with enormous energy and fun. Truly, there is something for everyone at this year’s All-Star Concert on the Grand.” says Chris Gero, vice president and chief artist relations executive, Yamaha Artist Relations Group.
The music on the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage will be creatively mixed and curated by the company’s award-winning commercial audio gear, including the Rivage digital console line. Every note will be articulately amplified through NEXO speaker systems. NEXO is a Yamaha company.
To experience Yamaha at The NAMM Show, visit the Yamaha booth #300DE in the Anaheim Convention Center from April 13-15, 2023. For more information, please visit: usa.yamaha.com/namm.