Photos: African-American entertainers helped energize the 2015 NAMM Show

Held January 22-25, NAMM welcomed a record number of exhibitors to Anaheim. Major product debuts, a crop of new-to-NAMM exhibitors paired with engaging thought-leaders created what many NAMM members called the freshest NAMM Show in years.

Check out photos of appearances and performances by notable and iconic African-American actors and musicians helped make the 2015 NAMM Show one of the most energetic and memorable ones yet!”

JANUARY 23: Musician George Clinton performs at the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants show at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 23, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

JANUARY 23: Musician George Clinton performs at the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants show at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 23, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

On January 23, musician STEVIE WONDER, dubbed the official “Mayor of the NAMM Show,” enjoys a walk into one of thousands of music products and technologies booths at the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show, held at the Anaheim Convention Center.

On January 23, musician STEVIE WONDER, dubbed the official “Mayor of the NAMM Show,” enjoys a walk into one of thousands of music products and technologies booths at the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show, held at the Anaheim Convention Center.

 

On Jan. 22nd, actress ALFRE WOODARD joined Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer CHAD SMITH, Trombone Shorty and Citizen Cope to discuss the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and the groundbreaking Turnaround Arts program. The Turnaround Arts initiative is a PCAH program to help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts. The event was held during the world-famous NAMM Show/Photo credit: Jessie Grant/Getty Images

On Jan. 22nd, actress ALFRE WOODARD joined Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer CHAD SMITH, Trombone Shorty and Citizen Cope to discuss the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and the groundbreaking Turnaround Arts program. The Turnaround Arts initiative is a PCAH program to help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts. The event was held during the world-famous NAMM Show/Photo credit: Jessie Grant/Getty Images

Comedian SINBAD, also a guitarist, hosted the 2015 NAMM TEC Awards at the Anaheim Hilton, January 24, 2015. The NAMM TEC Awards recognizes excellence in sound technology and creativity and is held each year during the world-famous NAMM Show.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

Comedian SINBAD, also a guitarist, hosted the 2015 NAMM TEC Awards at the Anaheim Hilton, January 24, 2015. The NAMM TEC Awards recognizes excellence in sound technology and creativity and is held each year during the world-famous NAMM Show. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

On January 24, RANDY JACKSON attended the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show, held at the Anaheim Convention Center. In 2013 Jackson received the prestigious NAMM honor, the Music for Life Award/ (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

On January 24, RANDY JACKSON attended the 2015 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show, held at the Anaheim Convention Center. In 2013 Jackson received the prestigious NAMM honor, the Music for Life Award/ (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

 

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