In today’s world musicians can be choosey with their instruments. There are hundreds of manufacturers worldwide producing a wide selection of pianos. Developed in the early 18th century the piano is often associated with artists like Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, and Chopin. These artists played the same classical style piano. Modern day artists can now choose from brands like Boston, Pearl River, Roland, or Yamaha. From digital to grand pianos, acoustic to upright the piano choice is a personal preference. This article will discuss a few famous modern-day artists who prefer Yamaha pianos.
Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Michael Bublé has become a household name worldwide. Selling more than 75 million albums, Bublé is known for his incredible vocal talent. Although he is mainly vocal, Bublé has a strong jazz influence and prefers the Yamaha MPC6 when he plays the piano.
Classically influenced pop singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer, Josh Groban, had his first four solo albums go multi-platinum. Along with his vocals, Groban plays percussion, drums, and the piano. Depending on the song, Groban has several Yamaha pianos that he utilizes. The Digital Piano, 61-Key Synth Action, and 7’6” Disklavier Mark III Series Full-Function Concert Grand commonly make the stage during Groban’s performances.
Multi-Platinum, 11- time Grammy Award Winning Alicia Keys is another Yamaha artist. The singer, songwriter, pianist combines classical with old school sensibility and current day hip-hop R&B. Although Keys has four preferred pianos, they are all versions of the Yamaha Grand Silent.
Another artist commonly seen on stage behind a piano is John Legend. The American singer, songwriter, producer, and actor learned piano from his grandmother at a young age. Legend varies between the Concert Collection Grand Piano, C7, and MPC6.
Luke Bryan, Tony Bennett, Elton John, Barry Manilow are a few other Yamaha artists. Whichever brand you prefer, Darrell’s Music Hall has the largest selection of pianos in New Hampshire. With 50 years in business and a wide variety of Yamaha pianos, the professionals at Darrell’s can help you with your next instrumental purchase. Contact them today at (800) 339-6818 to set up an appointment or stop by the showroom in downtown Nashua.