Folks attending The 2020 NAMM Show can see an intimate performance with innovative vocalist and instrumentalist Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5 at The Grand Rally for Music Education on Saturday, January 18.

Read more: The Grand Rally for Music Education Enlists Bobby McFerrin and Gimme5 at Winter NAMM

Avid has announced the Main Stage event schedule for its 2020 NAMM Show booth, including very special guest and legendary producer, songwriter, and composer, Quincy Jones.

Read more: Quincy Jones Headlines Avid's Lineup of Music Creators for Its 2020 NAMM Show Main Stage Events

Légère reeds are too small to fit the minimum size requirements, despite being 100 percent recyclable polypropylene.

Read more: Légère Reeds Shares Recycling Plan for Reeds

D’Addario Woodwinds has announced the debut of VENN, a new species of reeds available in April 2020.

Read more: D'Addario Woodwinds Announce the Debut of VENN Reeds

Harmonica virtuoso and recording artist Lee Oskar strives to make the power of the harmonica even more accessible and useful for the musical masses. As part of that mission, Lee Oskar Harmonicas will demo its full line of innovative harmonicas at NAMM 2020 at booth #6310, showing musicians how they can quickly and easily use harmonicas to craft melodies for every style of music from reggae and hip-hop to jazz and tango.

Read more: Lee Oskar Invites Musicians to Explore the Versatility of Altered Tuning at Winter NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation and NAMM member companies presented the Horace Mann Elementary School in Anaheim, California with a monetary donation and musical instruction as part of the organization's Day of Service.

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Gifts Anaheim Elementary School District with Donation For a Larger Music...

MI and audio brand Artesia announced that it has partnered with the team behind the MeloQuest video game. Artesia will be the exclusive hardware provider for the upcoming launch of the MeloQuest video game in 2020.

Read more: Artesia Partners with MeloQuest Video Game that Teaches Users How to Play Music

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will continue its mission to enhance and encourage music education for all by joining forces with the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition and visiting Los Angeles just steps away from Staples Center for GRAMMY week.

Read more: John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Joe Lamond and Mary Luehrsen join GRAMMY Music Education Coalition

KRK Systems, together with Epiphone and parent company, Gibson Brands, will be hosting its First Annual NAMM Guitar Solo Contest at the Gibson booth (300A) during NAMM 2020. Contestants can sign up daily at the KRK section of the Gibson booth from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Read more: KRK Announces First Annual Gibson/Epiphone/KRK Guitar Solo Contest at NAMM 2020

L-Acoustics will soon be taking advantage of NAMM 2020 in mid-January to provide considerable foresight into the future of live audio system design and deployment with ten unique hours of presentations throughout the show. In collaboration with both The NAMM Show and The Audio Engineering Society (AES), L-Acoustics will be presenting five two-hour “AES Academy” educational sessions on a variety of forward-thinking topics, including immersive audio, AVB networking, and system setup and calibration advances.

Read more: L-Acoustics Reveals the Future in AES Academy Seminars at NAMM

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