Howard Roberts Celebrity Guitar Summit, Anaheim Plaza Hotel & Suites 1700 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA
The First Annual Howard Roberts Celebrity Guitar Summit will kickoff the 2015 NAMM Show in Los Angeles on January 22nd at the Anaheim Plaza Hotel Celebrity Ballroom at 7:00 p.m. In addition, the star-studded event will celebrate The Howard Roberts Tribute CD release party. After more than two years of filming, recording and research, the story of Howard Roberts, the late jazz guitarist and recording session great, will be available on CD, DVD and on-line. Roberts’ son, Jay, the producer of the event has documented his father’s extraordinary and influential career with filmed interviews of the guitarist’s colleagues, close friends, family and industry peers, more than thirty of whom will gather for the celebration. Roberts says, “We’re thrilled that a 90-minute Celebrity Guitar Summit concert will comprise many of the world’s greatest musicians paying tribute to my dad.” Performers include Ernie Watts, Russell Ferrante, Chuck Berghofer, Carol Kaye, Ralph Humphrey, Howard Alden, Mitch Holder, Tim May, Mike Anthony and several other surprise guests. The evening culminates with an instrument auction and the open post-concert Big Now Jam that also showcases celebrity musicians and scholarship recipients. Proceeds will help support the Howard Roberts Scholarship Fund and all the performers will be available for autographs. Tickets in the form of donations will be available at the door or on-line at the Howard Roberts Tribute Website: www.howardrobertsproject.com. The gala is sponsored by Roberts Music Institute, Gibson Guitars, C2 Imaging, Mackie Audio, Quilter Amplifiers, Ampeg, Yamaha and Zildjian.