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Eli Yamin starting out as professional musician.  Photo by Grace Moon

What can I say to the parents of children who want to be professional musicians?

Mom:  “Eli, my son loves music and says he wants to be a musician.  Can you pleeeese convince him out of it?” Eli: Young man, you must ALWAYS play music.  The music you make brings beauty and positive spirit to the world.  And goodness knows, we need more of it.  Choosing a career in music is […]

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Eli at Keys turns towards audience by Ed Berger

Eli Yamin gives online lessons from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy

  Eli Yamin celebrates Dave Brubeck on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz Academy In mid-december, producer Seton Hawkins from Jazz at Lincoln Center asked me if I wanted to film some lessons on Dave Brubeck’s classic quartet–Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright and Joe Morello.  He said to think about a band who could talk about these […]

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Eli Yamin Quartet at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC

LIVE WEBCAST WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

We are thrilled to report 4 sold out shows at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.  Please join us from wherever you are around the globe for the free webcast thanks to Jazz at Lincoln Center! Webcast Eli Yamin & Friends December 18, 7:30-10:45pm EST I am joined […]

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Hot Quotes About Eli

“Solid and swinging.” – Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene

“…a freshness and riotous joy that make you feel you never heard jazz piano before.” – The Jazz Patriot, NYC

“I learn from Eli every time I see him work.” – Wynton Marsalis, Trumpeter/Composer

“…one of the miracle workers… the driving force behind an extremely successful series of jazz musicals…” -Tom Greenland, All About Jazz New York

“I have to congratulate you… for your creative approach.” – Dave Brubeck, pianist/composer

“I watched your DVD and thoroughly enjoyed it.” – Bill Clinton, President/Saxophonist