Wayne Tanabe

Wayne Tanabe is a pioneer in the band instrument repair field who has helped create and improve several methods for instrument cleaning using ultrasound and cryogenics. Looking towards ways of cleaning band instruments without harming the horn, Wayne began experimenting with deep freezing the instruments in the method of cryogenics. He also owned and operated the Brass Bow in Chicago for over 25 years and in recent years has served as the senior technical manager for Yamaha in New York City.

Interview Date:
April 15, 2012
Job Title:
Senior Technical Manager
Company:
Yamaha Corporation of America

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