Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Alicia Keys donates musical instruments to former school

Alicia Keys shows off her charitable credentials with a kind donation.
Great deals on musical instruments
R&B queen Alicia Keys is surprised students at her old school when she not only popped by to say hello but also brought along music instruments as a gift.

Keys, who first stormed to fame in 2001 with her debut studio album Songs in A Minor, a piano led masterpiece that wowed critics and music-lovers alike, turned up to the school in Manhattan to the surprise of everyone.

According to the piano superstar, the Professional Performing Arts School, where she learnt the skills that have led her to global success, is underfunded and oversubscribed.

"I hope to make this better for them," the Grammy Award winning singer said of her kind donation of music instruments.

Her charitable efforts have also extended to organising a concert for her charity Keep A Child Alive.

She has recruited some of the top musicians around to perform at the concert, including Usher, Norah Jones and Jay Sean.

It is being held in honour Beatles legend George Harrison, for his philanthropy work in India.

ADNFCR-2133-ID-800784817-ADNFCR Posted on 2 Nov 2011 14:01 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Built to complement the modern percussive musician, the SPD::ONE range exhibits complete versatility and adaptability in the face of live performance.

26 May 2017 12:25
thumbnail

TC Helicon launch VoiceLive 3 Extreme vocal and guitar FX unit at Musikmesse 2015.

14 Apr 2015 16:15
thumbnail

TC Electronic expand the Ditto Looper lineup with the Ditto Stereo Looper.

14 Apr 2015 06:45
thumbnail

TC-Helicon have launched the Switch-6, a footswitch with, yep, 6 switches.

23 Sep 2014 16:49
thumbnail

A special edition version of the popular TC Electronic Ditto Looper pedal has been announced.

22 Jul 2014 16:00
thumbnail

The Play Acoustic is the first ever combined vocal and electro-acoustic guitar processer.

13 May 2014 16:00

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Building upon the success of the acclaimed Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal, the second instalment from TC Electronic sees a much more refined and modern rendition.

26 May 2017 09:55
thumbnail

Novation's Circuit Groovebox is now more expressive than ever, with new firmware granting players exciting new updates to enhance their playing experience

25 May 2017 11:53
thumbnail

Complete with integrated Wi-fi capabilities the Ui24R Recording and Mixing System can operate almost anywhere with unprecedented control and access.

24 May 2017 12:51
thumbnail

Following CITES agreement last year, Fender has announced that their Elite guitar and bass range will be subject to strict regulation and substitution of woods.

23 May 2017 12:21
thumbnail

A reinterpretation of its predecessor, the Moog Subsequent 37 CV Analog Synth builds upon a cumulative effort between Moog and the very people who play them.

18 May 2017 16:00
thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40