Fresh from winning an Ivor Novello award for his track 'The Age of Anxiety', jazz musician Jamie Cullum has joined forces with Yamaha in a unique initiative that will see his beloved Yamaha S6 grand piano going to a good cause.
And whilst a new Yamaha S6 would cost over £60,000, the unique history of this piano makes it worth much, much more.
The Yamaha artist has been playing the piano for 5 years in his studio, where he recently wrote and recorded his critically acclaimed album 'Taller', as well as 'The Man' from the blockbuster movie 'King of Thieves'.
Could be yours
The piano also went out on the road with Jamie earlier this year and was seen (and heard) centre stage during the first leg of his UK and Ireland 'Taller' tour.
Now it could be yours.
As always with Yamaha and Jamie, there's a creative twist. To be in with a chance of winning it, Jamie wants entrants to write and record an original song telling the story of how their nominated good cause would benefit from winning the piano.
This could be a school, a community organisation or charity, essentially any group that does great work in inspiring and making a great contribution to their local community.
It should tell the story of how the piano will positively impact people's lives; how it will inspire more music making, more enjoyment and more creativity.
Songs will be judged on melody, composition, originality and lyrics.
Yamaha's Piano Product Specialist, Phil Power told 4BR: "Through this initiative, we hope that Jamie's piano will inspire music making and creativity within communities.
Our ambition is for the piano to make a real difference to the winning organisation, its community and all those who will have access to it."
This could be a school, a community organisation or charity, essentially any group that does great work in inspiring and making a great contribution to their local communityYamaha
Meanwhile, Jamie added: "If you're a school, charity or community group this is a truly amazing opportunity.
This phenomenal instrument has been living in my studio for a few years now and I've written loads of songs on it. It's coming out with me one last time on my 2020 Taller tour, and thenâ€¦..it could be yours!"
The competition will close on 20th November.
Find out more to enter
Songs can be recorded as video or audio and should be uploaded via the competition page at https://uk.yamaha.com where full terms and conditions can also be found.
The winning entry will be selected by Jamie himself and announced on 30th November.
Click here to find out more: https://uk.yamaha.com