Top 100/Nonprofit Networking Reception

Network with Top 100 NAMM members and learn more about music nonprofit organizations that share The NAMM Foundation’s mission to increase opportunities for people to learn and make music. Refreshments served.

Worship Musician & Gear Talk Pre-NAMM Hang

Come hang out, grab some food and drinks, and network with the house of worship community at Cooks Chapel, in the Anaheim Packing District, before The NAMM Show begins. Worship Musician and Gear Talk will be giving away some amazing gear and prizes throughout the night, so you don't want to miss this opportunity!

Sponsored by: Martin Guitars, Triad Orbit, Audiofusion, PRS Guitars, Jerry Harvey Audio, LR Baggs, Sunday Sounds, REVV, WalkaBout, G7th The Capo Company, Truetone, Ultimate Ears, Presonus, MultiTracks


Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand 2020

Yamaha will present its premier event at The NAMM Show, the “Yamaha All-Star Concert on the Grand 2020,” a multi-artist, multimedia spectacular for all attendees. The Concert on the Grand has built a lasting reputation as the big draw among NAMM Show events every year. While the coming roster of featured acts is still under wraps, every year some of the finest Yamaha Artists gather under the spotlights for a pulsing, energetic performance. Past performers have included such luminaries as Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, John Legend, Earth, Wind & Fire, U2 founder and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr., and many others.

Ricky Peterson

Interview Date:
September 9, 2019
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Ricky Peterson is a lifelong Minnesotan musician whose family is deeply rooted in a characteristically “Minneapolis” sound. Ricky is best known for his 20 year association with saxophone legend David Sanborn, and for having produced, written and played keyboards for Prince. Peterson has also enjoyed live/studio associations with George Benson, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Joel and Larry Graham, among others. Ricky arranged and produced the song “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” for Prince as well as producing “Songs From The Night Before” for David Sanborn. Ricky’s writing skills can be heard on George Benson’s That’s Right album as well as his own solo projects including the CD Night Watch.

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Ricky Peterson

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