Jazz Quartet North Country Tour

Eli Yamin Jazz Quartet hits the North Country this weekend with Eli Yamin, piano, Zaid Nasser, alto saxophone, Ari Roland, bass, LaFrae Sci, drums Click on “gigs” for all the details! Here’s  a teaser from a Montenegro TV show we did a while ago…          

Jazz, Drama and Young People

  http://www.jazzartassociation.org/jam/jam-2011/bulletin-2011/ It’s amazing to receive this bulletin from our trip last Spring to Montenegro with the quartet and Nora’s Ark.  What an unbelievable time that was! And now I’m excited to be returning to Idaho on Monday for my third trip to participate in the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival.  It’s an amazing festival […]

JazzSpeare 2011 at Fordham Consortium on the Purpose of Business

It was a dream come true to have the opportunity to continue an idea I first tried out over 20 years ago at Rutgers University.  “JazzSpeare” combines scenes from Shakespeare with a live, improvised and interactive score.  Here’s my quartet with Todd Williams, tenor saxophone, LaFrae Sci, drums, Mary Ann McSweeny, bass and myself on […]

Montenegro Premiere of Nora’s Ark, the jazz musical by Eli Yamin and Clifford Carlson

What an unbelievable week we had in Montenegro at Jazz Art Jam, celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, a co-production with Jazz Art Montenegro and The Jazz Drama Program with support from the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro, the municipality and Porto Montenegro.  I never dreamed that this production of Nora’s Ark could take off the way it […]

What a year this has been…

We had a great quartet gig at Blues Alley on June 15 with Todd Williams on saxophone, LaFrae Sci on drums and Amy Shook on bass.  As it turned out, the performance was exactly one year after my first trip to the White House for the White House Jazz Studio Event.  It’s been an incredible […]

Jazz Quartet at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York City

We had a wonderful week at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.  It was great to be home again and performing with great musicians and close friends in such an illustrious venue.  You can see Columbus Circle from the piano bench.  It feels like you are playing jazz […]

The Jazz Drama Program: Jazz Stories of India and America

Here’s a taste of last summer’s trip for cultural diplomacy to India.  Thank-you Stefan Schatz for putting together such a wonderful travelogue of our journey! “Jazz Pianist-Composer-Educator Eli Yamin leads a quartet on a musical journey through India, performing everything from jazz standards to original compositions and Indian classical music, and collaborating with renowned North […]