On Saturday (January 18) from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM president Joe Lamond will moderate a NAMM Idea Center presentation on careers in music.

Read more: Winter NAMM Hosts 'Careers in Music' Summit

Ultimate Jam Night, the community-oriented show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, presents its third annual show at NAMM on Saturday January 18, 2020 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. Entry is free of charge and requires no NAMM badge.

Read more: Ultimate Jam Night Features Over 100 Performers on January 18 at Winter NAMM

JodyJazz, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Rousseau Music Products, producer of the world-renowned E. Rousseau range of saxophone mouthpieces and ligatures.

Read more: JodyJazz, Inc. Acquires E. Rousseau Music Products

This year at Winter NAMM, Cort welcomes four internationally renowned guitarists to booth #5215 in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Read more: Cort Guitars Announces Artist Performances at The 2020 NAMM Show

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...

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