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Big announcement: BLUES BOOK RELEASED!

Rowman and Littlefield Publishers in collaboration with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) has released my book, So You Want to Sing the Blues.  This book is the gathering of many of my life experiences being inspired, guided and uplifted by the blues since I was a child. It is also the result […]

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Why We Play Jazz by Eli Yamin

Dear Contestants of Kamerton’s We are Playing Jazz Festival, I am so happy to hear that you are playing jazz together! And this is the most important thing, together. Because as much as jazz is about individual achievement and expression on your instrument through improvisation, it is really about playing together with other people. Learning to groove in […]

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The Birds Sing First by Eli Yamin

  Have you ever noticed? The birds sing first. I mean, they have a lot to do, right? Gather food, fix up their nest. Even so, they make time to sing. That’s how they always START. Makes me think of this… Once there was a town where everyone sang first. There was a song for […]

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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

“A true Eulipion, swinging poet of the piano, transcendental educator, and powerful purveyor of the truth and the light.” Todd Barkan, record/concert producer and lyricist for “Bright Moments,” by Rahsaan Roland Kirk.