Casio Donates Instruments to Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:34:44
Casio America, Inc., a leading electronic musical instrument provider, has donated nine electronic keyboards to the Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The donated keyboards will be part of the new George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center and used during performances, festivals, and for teaching budding musicians how to play the piano. All. Good. Things.
"When we learned about the Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation, we were deeply moved by its mission to foster an appreciation of music within the community," said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio's Electronic Musical Instrument Division. "New Orleans is such a cultural epicenter, for jazz music in particular, and we wanted to give back to this great organization so they can cultivate a love of music among the great jazz musicians of tomorrow."
Casio's donation of eight CDP-130s and one PX-350MBK will be used at the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, a free program that has operated on local university campuses since 1990 that will now operate at the new Heritage Center. The building features seven classrooms including dedicated labs for electronic musical instruments and a 200-seat performance hall.
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