Guatemala Jazz Festival 2015 – Ambassador’s Residence

Back to Guatemala City now for a reception at the residence of U.S. Ambassador Todd Robinson.  We could not ask for a more welcoming host.  Ambassador Robinson hails from Newark, NJ, a jazz town once and forever.  He truly believes in the power of jazz to uplift and unite everyone.  He is also an idealist […]

Guatemala Jazz Festival 2015 – Concert in Guatemala City

Our first concert of the tour was at the auditorium at Instituto Guatemala Americano in Guatemala City.  It was a pleasure to play the Baldwin grand on stage and interact with the audience who engaged deeply with us.  Our program included songs from our recent CD,  “Louie’s Dream, for our jazz heroes.”  We played the […]

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 […]

Celebrating “Louie’s Dream” with New Quartet Live in New York

We had an amazing Louie’s Dream CD Release Celebration last week at Dizzy’s with Nicki Parrot on bass, LaFrae Sci, drums and Evan Christopher, clarinet and Eli Yamin on piano.  It was pure magic with so many old and new friends packing the house for both sets!  If you want some of the music to […]

Help us record Holding the Torch for Liberty, the jazz musical about women’s suffrage

    We have launched a campaign through the website Kickstarter to raise funds to record Holding the Torch for Liberty, our jazz musical about women’s suffrage.  Please help us reach our goal by December 31.  The way Kickstarter works, if we don’t reach our goal, we don’t get any of the money.  Please help […]

Whole Schools Institute, Meridian, Mississippi

What a pleasure and honor it was to work with Mississippi Teachers at the Whole Schools Institute in Meridian, Mississippi July 19, 20 and 21.   3 hours a day for 3 days we worked on the workshop version of Nora’s Ark, the jazz musical by myself and Clifford Carlson.  Some folks started out with a […]

You Can’t Buy Swing at the White House

I’m still pinching myself but it’s true, we played at the White House with my quintet three times over the holidays in the East Room.  When I was there for the Jazz Studio in June, I left a couple copies of my CD, You Can’t Buy Swing, for them to check out.  Sure enough, in […]

A Wail of Two Cities

Last week, Evan Christopher invited us to do a concert with him at the University Club in Manhattan.  It was Evan Christopher, clarinet, Ari Roland, bass, LaFrae Sci, drums and myself on piano. The concept was “A Wail of Two Cities: New Orleans to New York.”  Evan put together a distinctive, fiery and sweet program.  […]