NEW YORK CITY
#10, SUMMER 2005
IN SPRING OF 2005, WE WELCOMED GRAMMY¨ Award winning superstar Alicia Keys into our Yamaha Artist Services, New York (YASI) offices on 5th Avenue and East 54th Street in Manhattan. YASI is our classical piano artist facility, so this was a magical occasion not only because we were going to be able to capture Alicia for our cover, but also because it was the first time we were going to be photographing a pop artist in our New York facility. Alicia was fresh off The Diary Tour, which took her from coast to coast that spring, but despite her tiring schedule, she was more than accommodating. The photo shoot was relatively quick and interspersed with moments of Alicia playing the piano and telling short stories. Always generous in nature, immediately after our All Access photo shoot, Alicia posed with the Boys and Girls Club of America in our piano salon.