The term Yamaha Artist refers to musical instrumentalists (or artists) who choose, officially, to play any of a large group of Yamaha musical instruments.
The program of artists endorsing Yamaha is managed by Yamaha Corporate Artist Affairs, located in Franklin, Tennessee. There is also an office in New York City which exclusively handles Yamaha Artists in the classical music field, as relates to Yamaha (piano) and Yamaha Band and Orchestra instruments - namely those in the brass and woodwind families. Other offices relating to Yamaha (guitar) and Yamaha Drums are located in Buena Park, California. The office in New York is known as Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. and was founded in 1987 and serves the world of Yamaha classical piano artists.
Notable Yamaha Artists
Bob James, Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys, Olga Kern, Stevie Wonder, Abbey Simon, Mark Gasser, U2, Frederic Chiu, James Blunt, Tony Bennett, Randy Jackson, Nathan East, Sir Paul McCartney, Denis Matsuev, Eduard Kunz, Phil Ramone, Michael Bublé, Maria João Pires, Norah Jones, Barry Manilow, Chick Corea, Jamie Cullum, Alexander Kobrin, Sheryl Crow, A Fine Frenzy, Josh Groban, Michael Tilson Thomas, Oxana Yablonskaya, Sarah McLachlan, David Braid, James Taylor, Justin Timberlake Andrew Markworth Don Alder