<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:03:56 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[ROLI Seaboard RISE - The future of the keyboard]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:57:38 +0000

John takes a close look at the innovative and groundbreaking ROLI Seaboard RISE, a truly innovative keyboard.

Click below to order the ROLI Seaboard RISE:
ROLI Seaboard RISE 25
ROLI Seaboard RISE 49
ROLI Seaboard Grand Stage 61

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<![CDATA[Weber's White Pianos - Elegance meets musicality]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:54:24 +0000 John talks about the appeal of Weber's elegant white pianos, and the high level of craftsmanship behind these instruments.

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<![CDATA[The Yamaha CVP 700 Series Clavinova - Truly authentic digital pianos]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:41:33 +0000 John takes a look at the Yamaha Clavinova CVP 700 Series, a truly authentic line of digital piano. See the CVP-701 below:

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<![CDATA[The Casio GP series brings Bechstein keys to the hybrid digital piano]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 18:22:52 +0000 John Ebata takes a look at the Casio GP-300 and GP-500 series, bringing the quality engineering of Bechstein keys in a hybrid piano.

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<![CDATA[An intimate look at the PHYSIS Piano with John Ebata and Tahirih Vejdani]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:52:13 +0000 PHYSIS Pianos are truly revolutionary instruments for the modern age. Our own John Ebata teamed up with singer Tahirih Vejdani to demonstrate the capabilities of these pianos, and give some inspired performances.

If you want to come to a PHYSIS clinic, we are hosting Thursday, August 27th at 7 PM with Earth, Wind & Fire's Myron McKinley in our Cosmopolitan Music Hall!

Watch an overview of the clinic

Watch John and Tahirih perform Jill Scott's "Golden"

Watch John and Tahirih perform Sting's "Fragile"

Watch John and Tahirih perform Joe Sealy's "Deep Down Inside"

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<![CDATA[Physis Piano Clinic with Myron McKinley of Earth Wind and Fire!]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:08:04 +0000 Gifted pianist, producer, songwriter, and music director for Earth, Wind and Fire, MYRON MCKINLEY is an incredibly prolific musician and he'll be coming  to Cosmo Music to show us all about the exciting line of Physis Pianos!

UPDATE: Morris O'Connor, Serg Dimitrijevic, and John Paris from Earth, Wind & Fire guys joined Myron McKinley for an impromptu jam! See it below:

Watch Myron McKinley show off some of the awesome features of the Physis Piano:

Upon graduating from USC, McKinley quickly began performing with award winning artists such as Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, CeCe Winans, Harry Connick Jr., Jodeci, Yolanda Adams, Chicago, Puff Daddy, Dr. Dre, Brandy, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Stanley Clarke, Gerald Albright, Karen Clark-Shears, Chante Moore, Tupac Shakur, Doc Powell, Vesta, Backstreet Boys, Regina Bell, Tyrese, Hanson, James Ingram, Brian McKnight, Patti LaBelle, Monica, Dru Hill, Keith Sweat, Morris Day, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, Gerald Levert, Ashford & Simpson, Deborah Cox, Tamia, Emotions, Gloria Gaynor, Christina Aguiliara, En Vogue and Earth Wind & Fire to just name a few.

McKinley has toured with Grammy award winner Whitney Houston (World Tour), Kenny Lattimore (For You, World Tour), Stanley Clarke, En Vogue (World Tour), and has toured as the Musical Director for Philip Bailey (Japan Tour), Cherokee (Polo Tour), Doc Powell (Smooth Jazz Tour), Shai (World Tour) and currently for the last eight years serves as the Musical Director for Grammy award winners and pop music giants Earth, Wind and Fire.

That's one impressive resume.

And he'll be showing off one of the most impressive pieces of equipment to hit the keyboard world: The Physis Piano, a feature rich and innovative keyboard that represents the evolution of a hybrid piano/keyboard.

Physis Piano Clinic with MYRON MCKINLEY of EARTH, WIND AND FIRE! 

Date: Thurs Aug 27, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Admission is FREE. RSVP to john@cosmomusic.ca

Join the Facebook Event Page here!

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<![CDATA[Hands On with Hammond Featuring SCOTT MAY - Cosmo Music, July 18th at 2 PM]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:02:56 +0000 Come down to Cosmo Music for a FREE event on Saturday, July 18th to get "Hands On" with Hammond Organs - the sound, the soul, the ONE!

Grammy-nominated Musician/Producer (Organist of Chicago's Ides of March since 1990) and Hammond International Clinician, SCOTT MAY will be on hand to discuss the legacy of Hammond and its modern innovations while demonstrating the power that these instruments have to pierce the soul!

Word on the street is that attendees will be treated to duelling Hammonds!

Hammond Event

Date: Sat July 18th, 2015
Time: 2 PM
Where: Cosmo Music
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Email john@cosmomusic.ca or phone 1-800-463-3000 x330.

 

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<![CDATA[Yamaha Music and Cosmo Music Present Susan Albers & Peter Baartmans, Fri Mar 13th at 7PM]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:40:57 +0000 SUSAN ALBERS is a pianist / vocalist from Germany and performs concerts all over the world and touches the hearts with her warm and emotional voice, and her own piano-arrangements of world famous songs, including her own compositions. Encompassing a variety of styles from tender balladry to stylish uptown R&B, her vocal dexterity ensures that Susan can cover a wide range of musical bases. This versatility allows comparison with such artists as Celine Dion and Alicia Keys.

Since 1981, the Dutch pianist PETER BAARTMANS has been traveling the world as a presenter for Yamaha digital pianos & keyboards. His great experience, unique style of presentation, the mixture of classical, jazz and pop, and the superb sound quality of Yamaha's latest digital instruments results in a unique and exceptional performance.

Together they present a journey through the history of music, presenting the audience world-famous soundtracks, Jazz-standards, Classical music and Pop/Rock songs.
Inspired by many world famous Yamaha artists, the music they perform is based on their shared passion for powerful, touching music.

Please join Cosmo Music in welcoming these two incredible performers to the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage for an evening to remember!

Yamaha Music and Cosmo Music Present Susan Albers & Peter Baartmans 

Date: Fri Mar 13, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Tickets are complimentary and available on a first-come, first-served basis. While quantities last. Please RSVP by email to events@cosmomusic.ca to reserve your tickets today! Max. of 4 tickets per request.

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Susan Albers and Peter Baartmans

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<![CDATA[Physis Piano Concert with John Ebata and Tahirih Vejdani]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:17:16 +0000 This event is for music lovers and performers of all genres, pianists, organists, composers,  keyboardists, music teachers, recording  engineers and much more, including those interested or curious about the latest in musical digital technology, digital pianos, stage pianos, keyboards, MIDI/USB master keyboards/controllers.

John Ebata (johnebata.com) sound engineer, composer, arranger, pianist/keyboardist will visit Brantford to perform and demonstrate the current models of the Physis Piano line - available exclusively in Canada at Cosmo Music.

Talented Tahirih Vejdani (tahirihvejdani.com), a busy performer, singer, dancer, actor, vocal conductor and music teacher in the Toronto area will join John Ebata for this special performance.

This is your chance to see, hear and even try out these wonderful instruments in-person.

When: Sat Feb 21st, 2015 at 2 PM

Where: Brantford's Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts 

Click here for ticket information

Physis Piano

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<![CDATA[Yamaha Holiday Rebate on Clavinovas and NU1 Pianos]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:47:29 +0000 Yamaha is excited to announce the YAMAHA HOLIDAY REBATE on Clavinovas and the NU1! You will be able to receive an instant rebate of up to $700 on select Clavinova and NU1 models - just in time for the holidays!*:

 

 

CVP 601 - $300 Rebate
CVP 605 - $400 Rebate
CVP 609 - $600 Rebate
CVP 609 GP - $700 Rebate
NU1 - $500 Rebate 

The rebate starts on Friday, November 28th, 2014 and ends January 4th, 2015.

What are you waiting for? Come into Cosmo Music today and start saving!

Yamaha Holiday Rebates

Question? Please contact the Piano Loft at 905.770.5222 x260 | 1.800.463.3000

*Valid on eligible new in-stock instruments at authorized Yamaha dealers in Canada for purchases made from November 28th, 2014 to January 4th, 2015.

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