Los Angeles, CA — Roland U.S. recently held two VIP Showcases highlighting its complete range of products that were unveiled at the 2015 Musikmesse show. Several hundred leading musicians, engineers and prominent members of the press attended the events, which were held at SIR in New York City and CenterStaging in Burbank, California.
Guests got up close and personal with the new Roland JD-XA crossover synth, the AIRA Modular series, Blues Cube amps, TD-25K V-Drums, BOSS SY-300 guitar synth pedal, and more. Roland Corporation president Mr. Jun-ichi Miki made a special appearance at the Burbank event, along with Roland U.S. president and CEO Jay Wanamaker, greeting guests and sharing stories. The Roland product team was also on hand to answer questions, offer demos and receive guests’ product feedback.
Special guests in attendance included Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett (Madonna, Michael Jackson); Will Lee (Late Show with David Letterman, Fab Faux); Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock); Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan); Paul Mirkovich (The Voice / Rock Star INXS / Cher); and Bashiri Johnson (Michael Jackson).
Photo caption: (L to R) Roland Corporation president Mr. Jun-ichi Miki; drummer Vinnie Colaiuta; and Roland U.S. president and CEO Jay Wanamaker, visiting during Roland’s VIP Showcase