ANAHEIM, Calif. Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, will introduce the Eric Miyashiro and David King Signature Series brass mouthpieces at Winter NAMM 2009. Carrying an MSRP of $62.95, the new mouthpieces offer great value for both amateur and professional players.
The Eric Miyashiro Signature Series includes the EM1S, featuring a small rim inside diameter and the EM2S, which features a larger rim inside the diameter. Miyashiro
made his debut as a professional musician at age 14 as the lead trumpet player of the Sammy Davis, Jr. band. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, he toured with the most prestigious names in the business, including Woody Herman, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme and Tony Bennett. Currently a resident of Japan, Miyashiro works as a top studio musician, clinician and leader of his own band, the EM Big Band.
The David King Signature Series cornet mouthpieceoriginally designed for the British Brass Band Cornetfeatures a deep"V" cut with a big throat and a special outside shape for smooth playing and improved sound. Yamaha collaborated with King, head of performance studies at the University of Salford and principal conductor of the Yorkshire Building Society Band, to create the ideal cornet mouthpiece.
"Yamaha has received many requests for these mouthpieces," says Ted Kuehnert, marketing manager, Yamaha Accessories."We are happy to offer these great mouthpieces from these exceptional masters."
Both the David King Signature Series cornet mouthpiece and Eric Miyashiro Signature Series trumpet mouthpiece will be available in January 2009.
For more information on the Eric Miyashiro and David King Signature Series brass mouthpieces, visit Yamaha Corporation of America at Winter, NAMM 2009 at the Marquis Ballroom in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
; or visit www.yamaha.com/band