PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE MAY 22, 2008 | LOCATION COPENHAGEN, DENMARK | ISSUE #16, SUMMER 2008

OUR 16TH ISSUE OF ALL ACCESS represented a time of change and to celebrate, we debuted a brand new look and feel to the magazine. We went from an 8.5x11, thin stock, glossy publication to a 9x12 heavy stock format with varying finishes. In addition, we also made the decision to feature less artists per issue, putting more focus on the beautiful photography and giving more room for the story to breathe. We really wanted our artists and our product to shine.

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS | DATE SEPT. 21, 2006 | LOCATION NASHVILLE, TN  | ISSUE #13, WINTER 2007

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE OCT. 25, 2002 | LOCATION PALM BEACH, FL | ISSUE #6, SUMMER 2003

IN LATE 2002, NORAH JONES WAS RIDING A WAVE of popularity spawned from her mega hit debut album Come Away With Me A few months later, she would take home GRAMMY¨ Awards for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year, and the coveted Best New Artist title. At the time of the photo shoot, she was in Florida, rehearsing for upcoming television appearances and her continuing "Come Away with Me Tour," which began May 29, 2002 and wouldn't wrap until Feb. 10, 2004.

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE OCT. 13, 2007 | LOCATION INDIANAPOLIS, IN | ISSUE #15, WINTER 2008

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS DATE AUG. 5, 2003 LOCATION NEW YORK CITY ISSUE #4, SPRING 2002

COMMENTARY FROM THE PUBLISHER, Chris Gero: "It was New York City in December--very cold and pouring down rain. I remember David came over from New Jersey for the photo shoot, which we had arranged to take place at Studio Instrument Rentals (SIR). David is a member of one of the most succesful rock bands in history--Bon Jovi--so when he arrived with no entourage, it was quite surprising and refreshing. Since the Yamaha DX7 era in the early '80s, David has been a dedicated Yamaha artist. On this particular shoot, we were photographing him with a PSR200, which he was using to compose musical theater pieces in his time off from the band."

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE JUNE 5, 2010 | LOCATION ROANOKE, VA | ISSUE #20, SUMMER 2010

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE OCT. 10, 2006 | LOCATION NEW YORK CITY | ISSUE #13, WINTER 2007

IN A WORLD DOMINATED BY industry-created pop idols, James Blunt was truly garnering plenty of attention for his unconventional path. He went from serving in the British Army to climbing to the top of the Billboard charts. When we caught up with him for the cover of our 13th issue, his single "You're Beautiful" had secured him a place in history as the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade.

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE JUNE 3, 2009 | LOCATION SANTA MONICA, CA | ISSUE #18, SUMMER 2009

COMMENTARY FROM THE PUBLISHER, Chris Gero: "Knowing James is a great pleasure. He is one of the most talented composers of our time and a true gentleman. On this particular photo shoot, we set up at his JNH studios in Santa Monica, Calif., where we spent a good portion of the day recounting stories of old. In particular, James shared with the crew the tale of auditioning for Elton John in the late '70s.

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS DATE NOV. 25, 2005 LOCATION ENGLAND, UK ISSUE #11, WINTER 2006 


IT WAS THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING, Nov. 25, 2005. The previous year had turned out to be a historical one for Keane--their debut album, Hopes and Fears, reached the top the UK Albums Chart upon release and went on to become the best-selling British album of the year. Eighteen months of world touring later, we caught up with Tom, Tim and Richard for this photo shoot, which took place in their studio in England.They were in the process of recording their second studio album, Under the Iron Sea, with their vintage Yamaha CP70B piano, S90 keyboard and Absolute Maple Nouveau Custom drum kit.

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE NOV. 19, 2009 | LOCATION LOS ANGELES, CA | ISSUE #19, WINTER 2010


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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE MAY, 2005 | LOCATION LOS ANGELES, CA | ISSUE #10, SUMMER 2005

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS DATE APRIL, 2004 LOCATION FRANKLIN, TN ISSUE #8, SUMMER 2004

BLUE-EYED SOUL ARTIST Michael McDonald has been playing Yamaha products since his Doobie Brothers days. For those who may not know the math, that is an impressive and loyal 35+ years. Five GRAMMY¨ Awards and 20+ albums later, the prolific, baritone-voiced singer/songwriter has secured his place in musical history as the creator of some of the best-known soulful rock songs ever created.
PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE NOV. 27, 2001 | LOCATION NEW YORK CITY | ISSUE #4, SPRING 2002

COMMENTARY FROM THE PUBLISHER, Chris Gero: "It was one of two back-to-back, sold out shows Elton performed that year at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was so deafening you could hardly hear yourself think. There was a diner-themed party going on backstage to celebrate and promote the recent album release Songs from the West Coast.

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS DATE NOV. 13, 2008 LOCATION LOS ANGELES, CA ISSUE #18, SUMMER 2008

On Set: This photo shoot was long--4 hours to be exact! Sarah and her team enjoyed Veuve Clicquot, peppermint tea, and sushi throughout the session.

Prior to Sarah's arrival, our piano movers had quite the task at hand. They had to carry a grand piano up two flights of twisting stairs because the service elevator in the 1920s-era building was too small.

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS DATE NOV. 12, 2004 LOCATION LOS ANGELES, CA ISSUE #11, WINTER 2006

WHEN WE SAT DOWN WITH JOSH GROBAN in 2006, he had this to say, "Not fitting into a specific musical category definitely has its pros and cons," notes pop/classical vocalist Josh Groban. "It's a struggle sometimes, because people try to categorize you. But blending genres is what inspires me. I wouldn't have it any other way."

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE NOV. 6, 2004 | LOCATION NEW YORK CITY | ISSUE #2, WINTER 2001

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE JUNE 1, 2010 | LOCATION MISSION VIEJO, CA | ISSUE #20, SUMMER 2010

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE SEPT. 20, 2006 | LOCATION NASHVILLE, TN | ISSUE #13, WINTER 2007

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS DATE SPRING 2005 LOCATION NEW YORK CITY ISSUE #10, SUMMER 2005

IN SPRING OF 2005, WE WELCOMED GRAMMY¨ Award winning superstar Alicia Keys into our Yamaha Artist Services, New York (YASI) offices on 5th Avenue and East 54th Street in Manhattan. YASI is our classical piano artist facility, so this was a magical occasion not only because we were going to be able to capture Alicia for our cover, but also because it was the first time we were going to be photographing a pop artist in our New York facility.

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE OCT. 21, 2009 | LOCATION SAN FRANCISCO, CA | ISSUE #19, WINTER 2010

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS DATE MAY 3, 2007 LOCATION BEVERLY HILLS, CA ISSUE #14, SUMMER 2007

COMMENTARY FROM THE PUBLISHER, Chris Gero: "The photo shoot took place in Jeff's home in Beverly Hills. This was a huge deal and quite rare because he is one of the most private people in the industry, but it was an even bigger deal to me because he is one of my biggest musical inspirations.

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE MAY 15, 2007 | LOCATION LONDON, UK | ISSUE #15, WINTER 2008

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE MARCH, 2001 | LOCATION NEW ORLEANS, LA | ISSUE #3, SUMMER 2001

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE SEPT. 4, 2009 | LOCATION VENICE, CA | ISSUE #17, WINTER 2009

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS DATE DEC. 15, 2009 LOCATION POMONA, CA ISSUE #19, WINTER 2010

MICHAEL ANTHONY GRACED THE PAGES of the premiere edition of All Access when he was the bassist and harmony-maker for Van Halen. In 2000, we were debuting his first signature Yamaha bass: the BB3000MA. In 2009, almost a decade later, we wanted to feature Michael again, only this time his name would be associated with a new rock band, the buzzworthy supergroup Chickenfoot. We photographed him at what he refers to as his storage facility.

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS DATE: OCT. 18, 2007 | LOCATION MINNEAPOLIS, MN | ISSUE #15, WINTER 2008

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE NOV. 6, 2005 | LOCATION NEW YORK CITY | ISSUE #12, SUMMER 2006

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PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE APR. 15, 2009 | LOCATION WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA | ISSUE #18, SUMMER 2009

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