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Larry Linkin and Pete LaPlaca share a smile at Pete's Dakota/Phaeton booth at NAMM ANAHEIM.



Pete LaPlaca and James Carter pose with Dakota's famed Straight Tenor Saxophone at the Sax Dakota booth at NAMM/ANAHEIM, 2014



Cindy Shea...Diva Mariachi....and Pete LaPlaca pose for the camera at NAMM ANAHEIM 2014. Cindy is the leader/founder of this wonderful all female performing group.









CAPITAL JAZZ CRUISE
Left to right: Jonathan Fritzén (keys), Deon Yates, George Bell, Freddie V (Average White Band), and John Cousins


BMRW - An Evening of Smooth Jazz - 496 West Detroit, MI.
FEATURING DEON YATES PERFORMING ON HIS "BABY" DAKOTA CURVE SOPRANO SAXOPHONE MODEL: SDSC-909









LaDarrel Johnson is Featured in Crain's 20 in Their 20s Program



Crain's 20 in their 20s program honors success at a young age, from up-and-comer entrepreneurs to young professionals who make an impact in large organizations. LaDarrel Johnson, 27, is one of the honorees selected by Crain's editors and reporters.

Click here to read full LaDarrel Johnson's full story.




PRESS RELEASE: TIM PRICE & SAX DAKOTA
MARCH 1, 2013

Tim Price, prominent American saxophone artist & educator, has been appointed to the position of Dakota Saxophone performing "spokesperson" for Straight Altos and Tenors Saxophones. Tim and Dakota President, Peter LaPlaca, recently reached an agreement which positions Tim Price as an ongoing artist/clinician focusing on Dakota's emerging Jazz Saxophone image in the marketplace with their outstanding/unique pair of Straight Alto and Tenor Saxophone models.

Tim brings a broader dimension to these two special instruments as a credible Saxophone Artist, Critic, Writer, Author, Teacher and Speaker, who, we are confident will elevate both saxophone models into the mainstream use by professional and semi professional Saxophone performers.

Tim joined Sax Dakota with a specific goal to carry our product message to those players out there who have not had the opportunity to play/see/experience these models. His immediate goal is to "spread the word and sound" of both models to Sax Players throughout the world at school and store clinics as well as major instrumental music conferences and conventions.

Look for more information/press releases about Tim and Dakota Saxophones in your favorite Music magazines, web sites and social networks.













Pete LaPlaca, Frankie Valli and Rick Keller pose for this group shot soon after sound check and exchanged lots of memories with smiles all around. Pete and Frankie grew up in Newark, N.J. and hung around the same Music Shop in Belleville, N.J. in the ‘50’s.



FOUR GREAT ARTISTS AT THE PJLA NAMM BOOTH WHO ENTHUSIASTICALLY PLAYED/DEMONSTRATED DAKOTA SAXES AND PHAETON TRUMPETS DURING THIS DYNAMIC SHOW: DEON YATES, RICHARD ELLIOT, WAYNE COBHAM & SKINNY WILLIAMS.



Wayne Cobham and Pete LaPlaca join Larry Linkin in a photo at NAMM/ANAHEIM. Larry is former long presiding NAMM President...now retired. Pete & Larry were marketing executives together at G. Leblanc Corp and CMI in the 1960's



ERNIE WATTS...famous US Jazz Sax artist...had glowing comments about his Sax Dakota Straight Tenor experience, which he shared with Pete at NAMM/ANAHEIM



Billy Cobham, Pete and Wayne Cobham at NAMM 2011



Pete & Arturo Sandoval at ITG



Pete and Ray Monteiro, lead/star trumpet player with NBC Tonight Show band
 
Arturo, Doc & Claudio at ITG



Pete and Tom Politzer of 'Tower of Power' together at NAMM



These star players love Phaeton & Sax Dakota
 
Pete & Doc Severinsen at ITG



Pete and Doc Severinsen at NBC Tonight Show,
NYC-1967

Manny's Music
48th Street Circa 1965


Pete and Joe Lovano - Ravinia Jazz Festival
Pete and Contra Basso Sax in Milan