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Eli plays the blues

Russia Blues Tour 2015

  Playing the blues for people is a great thrill. It’s like sharing the spark of life-running through you, out your instrument and into the audience and back. Then building to another spark and another-there’s nothing like it.  Through my piano, through my voice-building with band members, tour managers and the audience-always the audience. The […]

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Eli Yamin at the keyboard at The Jazz Drama Program's Summer Jazz Arts Institute at Lehman College, City University of New York (photo by Ayano Hisa)

First Ever- Jazz Drama Program Summer Jazz Arts Institute

  We did it!  On July 1 and 2, we broke ground on the first ever Jazz Drama Program Summer Jazz Arts Institute.  With my great colleagues LaFrae Sci, Tom Dempsey, Shireen Dickson, and Jeanie LoVetri we launched what we hope will be a vital charging station for imaginative education through jazz for years to […]

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Mural at La Alianza

Guatemala Jazz Festival 2015 – Final Day

The last day of the tour was my favorite because we visited and gave a workshop at La Alianza, a shelter for girls who are victims of trafficking and sexual violence.  The place is run exceptionally well by a staff of extremely devoted and expert women who give these girls the support and shelter they […]

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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