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Music & Arts Hosts Exclusive Workshop Featuring American Idol Saxophonist

Workshop Will Offer Young Musicians Opportunity to Learn From an Industry Pro

ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 -- You've seen her tour with Aerosmith, perform on American Idol and with some of the greatest names in music. Now, Music & Arts and Yamaha, with support from Rico, bring famed jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair for an exclusive jazz clinic at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort on Feb. 16.

"We are excited to bring our customers this amazing opportunity to learn from someone as talented as Mindi Abair," said Michael Vandiver, District Manager for Music & Arts. "We are sure this workshop will inspire young musicians and provide them with invaluable musical knowledge."

Abair will open the event with a special performance featuring the West Orange High School Jazz Band, followed by an hour-long workshop that will highlight Abair's personal music journey from high school drum major to award-winning musician. The distinguished artist will also share her best tips and techniques for better sax playing. After the event, Abair will be available for an autograph session and Music & Arts will announce their special giveaway prize.

Abair has been featured on American Idol; performed with artists such as Duran Duran, Lalah Hathaway, Josh Groban and The Backstreet Boys; and has produced albums that have topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz sales charts.

Those interested in participating in the clinic are encouraged to bring their own instruments. Tickets are limited and required to attend the event. Free tickets can be picked up at the Orlando Music & Arts store located in the Target shopping center across from Millenia Mall or by calling (407) 345-0544.


FREE Mindi Abair Jazz Clinic

Saturday, February 16
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Nickelodeon Suites Resort - Studio Nick
14500 Continental Gateway
Orlando, FL 32821

About Music & Arts
Music & Arts, headquartered in Frederick, MD, is the nation's largest retail music company. Since 1952, the company has specialized in instruments, rentals, repairs and music lessons for the beginning musician. The company serves students, educators and families through its 110 retail stores and educational representatives across 22 states.

About Yamaha Corporation of America
Yamaha Corporation of America is the largest subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of musical instruments and audio/visual products to the U.S. market.

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