On February 5th, 2019, the Amplify team had the honor of being a part of a celebration of Jackie Robinson‘s life and legacy at a 100th Birthday Jazz Concert at Royce Hall on UCLA’s campus. Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, Grammy Award winner Dave Koz, and guitarist and four-time World Series champion Bernie Williams performed with other special guests, along with an All-Star band.
Amplify was brought in to facilitate production of two iconic Jackie Robinson Telecaster art guitars that were revealed for the first time at the concert. Fender donated the guitars and the design was done masterfully by Jason Kline of Axe Heaven. One of the guitars will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting Robinson’s estate and the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The other guitar will be featured in the Grammy Museum exhibit Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Popular Music and the National Pastime.