Legendary Keyboard Giants scheduled to appear

The Winter NAMM Expo, which invades Anaheim California every January, is a great place to meet and greet the personalities from every genre of music. The Guitar players get a lot of the press, but the perhaps greatest concentration of essential talent is at the HAMMOND USA booth.

This year at Booth 5100b will certainly deliver those goods. The dean of all Jazz Organists Dr. Lonnie Smith will once again be in residence, along with Jazz titan Ike Stubblefield. Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame members Felix Cavaliere (Rascals) and Gregg Rolie (Santana) will be appearing as will U2/Pink Keyboardist and Programmer Terry Lawless. From the Conan show band, Scott Healy will appear, and from the bands Yes and Asia, Geoff Downes.

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Peter Keys always loves to meet his fans, as does Alan Hewitt of the Moody Blues. From The Sons Of Champlin and Chicago comes Bill Champlin and Larry Goldings keyboards for James Taylor. Prog fans will delight in meeting Ryo Okumoto of Spock’s Beard; and the rockers won’t be left out with Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses representing.

Modern Jazz aficionados can catch the critic’s choices Brian Charette, Jim Alfredson, and Wil Blades and see them play “up close”. This is just a partial list of the Artists scheduled to appear over the four days of the NAMM expo.

A number of these Artists will be appearing in concert on Friday evening’s Hammond “Sound Soul Summit” at the Hilton Hotel adjacent to the Anaheim Convention center.

Please visit the HAMMOND USA booth (5100b) to catch the schedule of appearances.

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