Warren Shadd http://wemu.org en The First African-American Piano Manufacturer http://wemu.org/post/first-african-american-piano-manufacturer <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 87.484375px; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-left: auto; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.6rem; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: baseline; float: none; position: static; min-height: 1px; width: 690px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); max-width: 690px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 87.484375px; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-left: auto; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.6rem; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: baseline; float: none; position: static; min-height: 1px; width: 690px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); max-width: 690px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>At the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in February, one couldn't help but notice the striking new grand piano on the main stage, emblazoned with the name SHADD. When the many accomplished pianists that wee­­kend sat down to strike those keys, it was equally easy to spot their delight in the instrument.&nbsp;</p><h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:1,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" style="font-size: 11px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 5px; padding: 0px; word-break: break-word; word-wrap: break-word; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 14.079999923706055px;"><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.38;">The piano heard on American Idol the other night? Designed by this guy.</span></h5><div> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:19:06 +0000 Willard Jenkins 45599 at http://wemu.org The First African-American Piano Manufacturer