Public Can Trade a New or Gently Used Musical Instrument For Free Tickets to Manilow’s December 6th Concert

[SAN JOSE, CA—October 10, 2012] – Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow hopes others will once again follow his philanthropic lead as he donates a Yamaha piano to launch a local instrument drive for the San Jose Public Schools. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the HP Pavilion Box Office will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre selected seat locations) for Manilow’s December 6th concert in San Jose.

“I’m thrilled to be able to help bring the gift of music to these kids,” states Manilow.

The HP Pavilion will be the base for the instrument drive in San Jose, from now through December 6th.  They are able to accept the instruments, Monday thru Friday during the hours of 10:00AM – 3:00PM.  

The Manilow Music Project (MMP) is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope.  It was formed as a grass roots organization to assist local charities and programs.  Its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK. More information on the Manilow Music Project can be found at

Tickets are available online at or, in person at the Box Office, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Barry Manilow’s unparalleled career encompasses virtually every arena of music, including performing, composing, arranging and producing. A Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment.  With worldwide record sales exceeding 80 million, Barry Manilow is ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time with 48 top 40 hits. Manilow has produced, arranged, and released over 40 albums over the course of his career.  This pop icon has written hundreds of songs and performed around the globe thrilling millions of fans, winning a Grammy, two Emmys, a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination along the way.