Celebrate International Jazz Day With Casio’s Digital Piano Portfolio


Casio’s Privia PX-160 Offers Superior Features Perfect for Learning and Playing Jazz Music

DOVER, NJ, April 29, 2016 - Casio America, Inc., is encouraging musicians and consumers worldwide to participate in International Jazz Day on Saturday, April 30th. International Jazz Day, in its fifth year, was created to highlight jazz and is a culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month. Its role is to unite people of all corners of the globe in their love of jazz. International Jazz day also brings together communities, schools, artists and all music lovers to learn more about this unique and iconic genre, and to celebrate its roots, future and the cultural impact it has made and continues to make.

“As a major manufacturer of digital pianos and keyboards, we acknowledge the importance of International Jazz Day and its mission to not only shine a spotlight on jazz, but to bring people together through music," said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instrument Division. “Jazz music is celebrated world-wide because it has an artistic heritage and is a universal language of tolerance and freedom."

Casio’s Privia line of digital pianos, including the newest Privia PX-160, features enhanced technology that make them the perfect digital pianos for jazz enthusiasts. The PX-160 is an 88-key digital piano that has a sophisticated style and includes a dual 8W speaker system. The speaker system opens to the front and is also ported to the back, which provides extraordinary sound that then gets projected towards the audience, delivering a one-of-a-kind experience. The Privia PX-160 also features left and right 1/4" audio outputs, making it easy to connect to other devices for external amplification or even for recording purposes.

Casio’s Privia PX-160 comes equipped with Casio’s acclaimed AiR technology, which redefines the digital piano experience and gives it a remarkably expressive and powerful performance quality. The new multi-dimensional AiR sound generation included in the PX-160 features the sound of a 9-foot concert grand at four dynamic levels providing an uncanny realism. The Privia PX-160 provides newly developed string ensemble and electric piano tones derived from Casio’s award-winning PX-5S stage piano. In addition, the PX-160 utilizes Casio’s remarkable Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keyboard which features simulated ebony and ivory-textured keys for an incredible feel.

The PX-160 also has three sensors that can completely capture the dynamics of any jazz performance with unmatched speed and precision. Additional features include dual headphone jacks on the front panel of the keyboard, 128 notes of polyphony, 18 authentic piano tones, split and layer capability, duet mode, a USB port and two-track recorder.

Casio’s Privia PX-160 is available now at select music dealers nationwide for a MRSP of $549.99. To learn more about Casio’s line of Privia digital pianos and full portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com. To celebrate and learn more about International Jazz Day, please visit jazzday.com.

For additional information on Casio’s wide range of consumer products, please visit: www.Casio.com

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casio.com.

About Privia
Casio’s Privia line of digital pianos redefines the digital piano category with unprecedented sound quality and performance features in stylish, elegant designs that are supremely portable. Featuring superb grand piano sounds and a new Tri-Sensor 88 note scaled hammer action keyboard and some models weighing only 25 lbs., Casio’s Privia digital pianos are versatile enough for any home, studio, or stage. The award winning grand piano sound in Privia has been dramatically improved and now utilizes more than three times the memory of the previous generation for a more natural piano tone. In addition, Casio's new proprietary sound source "AiR" (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) provides unmatched realism, detail and seamless dynamics for a remarkably expressive and powerful performance. For additional information on Casio’s Privia digital pianos, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com.