Tuesday, July 22nd

P. Mauriat Artist Jose Valentino Ruiz Wins at 2014 Downbeat Student Awards

posted June 6, 2014 in Featured News

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – P. Mauriat is always honored to be part of a great artist’s journey, and Jose Valentino Ruiz’s recent success at the 37th annual Downbeat Student Awards is news we’re thrilled to share.   Jose won 7 individual honors this year, in the categories of Jazz Soloist, Jazz Group, and Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist, to name a few.

“I first met Jose at the 2010 NAMM show,” Says Adam MacBlane, P. Mauriat N. America Sales and Artist Relations Manager.  “While play testing all the saxophones in the P. Mauriat arsenal, Jose’s incredible talent attracted large crowds.”jose-valentino

Only 26 years old, Jose has performed & worked with world-recognized artists such as Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Phil Ramone, and many others.  He is known for his passionate performances on the flute, saxophone, bass, and piano.  Jose is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Education.

MacBlane continues, “A young, driven, and successful artist like Jose reflects greatly on the strength of the P. Mauriat brand.  His excitement for these saxophones can be heard on and off the horn, and we are honored that he depends on them every day.”

Visit Jose’s P. Mauriat artist page to see his links and learn more about him –   http://www.pmauriatmusic.com/artists/artist/96-jose-valentino-ruiz  - P. Mauriat Saxophones and Trumpets are distributed exclusively by St. Louis Music. To become a P. Mauriat dealer please contact [email protected] or call 800-727-4512.

[Pictured: Jose Valentino Ruiz]

GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING DRUMMER GREGG BISSONETTE JOINS DIXON DRUMS

posted April 17, 2014 in Featured News

ST. LOUIS, MO: Dixon Drums and Hardware is proud to announce the addition of Los Angeles based, GRAMMY Award-winning recording and touring drummer Gregg Bissonette to its Artist Program. Bissonette’s choice of Dixon comes from their synergetic vision to advance the art of drumming through quality craftsmanship, innovation and education. He will be involved with Dixon on a broad spectrum of levels, serving as artist, clinician, ambassador, and product consultant beginning with the development of an Artisan Series Gregg Bissonette … read more

Master Luthier, Kazuo Yairi Dies Aged 81

posted March 10, 2014 in Featured News

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – It is with great sadness that St. Louis Music announces the death of Master Luthier and dear friend, Kazuo Yairi.  Mr. Yairi passed away in his hometown of Kani, Japan on Wednesday March 5th, 2014.

As owner and president of the Yairi Guitar Company, Mr. Yairi helped change the landscape of acoustic guitar manufacturing and distribution.  His company was one of the first to export professional acoustic guitars to the United States, and became the main … read more

Alvarez ABT60 Goes Viral with Back to the Future Cover

posted January 18, 2014 in Featured News

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – In the summer of 2013, Alvarez Guitars revamped their Youtube channel, creating “product featurettes” that included professional videography and performances on top of spoken guitar specs.  But a second phase of the Youtube strategy involved Alvarez Endorsees, and including Alvarez copy in their covers of popular tunes.

“We wanted to make a change from traditional product reviews and demos by introducing performance elements as well as glamour shots,” says Gregory Johnson, Alvarez Endorsee and Content Curator.  … read more

P. Mauriat Presents: An Interview with Greg Osby

posted December 6, 2013 in Featured News

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Coinciding with P. Mauriat’s launch of the Greg Osby Signature Series Saxophone, Adam MacBlane of St Louis Music sat down with the jazz great for a candid interview about his evolution as an artist.

“Any chance I have to spend with the man himself, Greg Osby, is an absolute privilege and honor, “ says Adam.    “My time with him in San Francisco for the interview and his show with Bill Frisell and Geri Allen was no exception.

The interview … read more

Sigma Guitars, Exclusive to iMSO Members

posted February 7, 2013 in Featured News,news

St. Louis Music announces that they are managing and distributing the Sigma Guitar line. These mid-level guitars will be offered exclusively to members of the Independent Music Store Owner’s (iMSO) group.

The Sigma SF CE-A

“St. Louis Music has always enjoyed a great relationship with independent music store owners and our friendship with the people of iMSO has continued to grow,” says CEO Mark Ragin. Ragin began his career behind the counter of an independent music instrument store, and he’s … read more

Terell Stafford Chooses P. Mauriat

posted October 9, 2012 in Featured News

Inspiring, amazing, renowned jazz trumpeter, composer, educator, and bandleader Terell Stafford has chosen the P. Mauriat PMT-700 unlacquered trumpet as his horn of choice. Terell joins artists Ralph Alessi and John McNeil as an early advocate of the new trumpet line. “The horn is warm and extremely centered with brilliance when needed,” he says. “It’s even in all registers making any musical situation a complete joy.”

Hailed as “one of the great players of our time” by pianist McCoy Tyner, … read more

Paul Zahn Joins Our Sales Team!

posted September 11, 2012 in Featured News

St. Louis Music announces that Paul Zahn has joined its inside sales team. “We’re excited to have Paul on the sales force,” says CEO Mark Ragin. “He’s got a lot of industry in experience, including having worked for some great local retailers here in St. Louis. He’s a great asset.”

Paul is waiting for your call!

Paul started his career in 1996 working for Fazio’s Frets & Friends where he oversaw rentals and collections, purchased print, and sold and serviced … read more

White Rabbits Choose Dixon

posted July 9, 2012 in Featured News,news

White Rabbits, the Brooklyn-based rock band featured everywhere lately including on Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brian, has not one but two drummers, and both choose Dixon Drums.

“We like how they feel, how they respond, and how they fit with the energy of the band,” says Jamie Levinson, currently on a world-wide tour supporting their new hit album, Milk Famous

White Rabbits

. “Dixon drums are great.”

Jamie Levinson is playing a Dixon Artisan TMS kit and Matthew Clark stands … read more

Introducing Hamilton SuperPro Combo Stands

posted June 20, 2012 in Featured News,news

Hamilton Stands will debut their all-new combo line at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville by showing off newly designed guitar, mic, speaker, and keyboard stands at the St. Louis Music booth (#536). SLM is distributing these and other combo stands from Hamilton.

“We’re really excited to introduce StagePro to the market,” says Bill Carpenter, President of Hamilton Stands. “One of the new products will be our patent-pending KB5000G guitar stand which we think will be a new top seller.”… read more

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