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OrganFax news brings you all the latest from the world of the organ and keyboard. From new product launches, to festivals and other exciting events. Please feel free to contact us with any news you would like featured on this page.

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Yamaha launch new pianosYamaha launch new pianos

Wednesday 5th April

Yamaha have today lifted the curtain on a brand new range of their industry leading Clavinova pianos. 

Following on from the hugely successful 500 series, the CLP-600 range offers huge refinements to sound, touch and features.

More information about the full range can be found on Yamaha's website.

Musical Coastal Excursion!Musical Coastal Excursion!

Monday 3rd April

Rye Wurlitzer Accademy have just announced a very special trip that we thought some of our OrganFax readers may be interested in.

Wednesday 7th June will see a Musical Coastal Excursion from Rye Harbour to London's Tower Pier on the preserved Motor Vessel Balmoral.  Along the way you will be entertained by Michael Wooldridge and his many pupils from the Rye Wurlitzer Academy. 

RWA will receive a percentage of the ticket sales and last year managed to raise almost £1700!  Therefore,... Read more.

Ikutaro Kakehashi: Roland founder and music pioneer dies aged 87Ikutaro Kakehashi: Roland founder and music pioneer dies aged 87

Sunday 2nd April

The music world is mourning the loss of Roland founder and electronic instrument pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi, who has died aged 87.

Kakehashi was the pioneer behind the Roland Atelier range which many of our artistes today still appear on stage with, his passion for the instrument was legendary. The Japanese engineer famously created many popular drum machines, including the iconic TR-808. Its sound is a staple of hip-hop and electronic music, used by everyone from Kanye West to Marvin Gaye.

Kakehashi received a technical Grammy in 201... Read more.

R.I.P Terry AhearnR.I.P Terry Jones

Tuesday 28th March

It is with sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of Terry Jones (Ahearn).  For many years, Terry has been the long time companion of Byron Jones and sadly he passed away earlier today.

Known to many of you in the business, I'm sure you will join with us in sending our love and deepest sympathy to Byron and their families.

Wedding bells are ringing!Wedding bells are ringing!

Wednesday 15th March

We are delighted to announce that two of the industries most  popular faces are soon to be married... March 18th 2017 will see Jon Smith marry Chiho Sunamoto!

The ceremony will take place at St. Aidan's Church, Billy Mill Lane, North Sheilds, NE29 8AW @ 2.30pm followed by light refreshments.

The happy couple have said that everybody is welcome to share in their big day should you wish to join them.

On behalf of Organfax, we wish them a most wonderful day and all the very best for their future together.

Wears podcast online now!Wersi podcast online now!

Monday 13th March

The March Edition of the Wersi Direct Podcast show features an exclusive interview with the production team of the upcoming Klaus Wunderlich film plus music from Brett Wales, Franz Lambert, John Kyffin, Leigh Wilbraham and more!

Click here to listen now

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