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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iquique, Chile

After our show in Curico, we headed North to Iquique, Chile.  Our concert was on the in front of the Municipal Theatre in Hemicicio Plaza, Central Square.  It was organized by the great jazz and blues enthusiast, Alvaro Gomez. We met many eager young musicians after the show and of course, invited them to an […]

Fishin’ Blues in Southern Chile

Seems like everywhere we go in Chile people like fish! So do we and Fishin’ Blues is perfect for the occasion.  The message of the song is “many fish bite if you’ve got good bait.”  We love singing this song as much as we love PESCADO FRITO! Here are two clips from Southern Chile.  The […]

Curico, Chile

Curico was also hit hard by the Earthquake.  We can only imagine how unsettling this is to the residents here. After taking this all in we arrived at the Library where our concert was to take place.  Next door to the library was a building full of music… We were surprised to find students in […]

Talca, Chile

We arrived here Wednesday and saw many devastated buildings.  The only place the concert could be held was in an art gallery.  The gallery was gorgeous, decked out with super-fine works of art both modern and classic.  Again, Chileans blew us away with their resilience.  Life is incredibly vibrant here.  And the will of the […]

Chillan, Chile

Arrived in Chile last Saturday.  Had a day to visit Pablo Neruda’s house in Santiago then headed South to the area hardest hit by the Earthquake in late February.  We have been blown away by the warmth of the people down here.  Chileans LOVE the BLUES!

Blues Band Broadcast from Albania

This just in from Albania. It’s an excerpt from our Rhythm Road Tour in June where we appeared on E Diel, the live, weekly, variety show broadcast nationwide.  We were knocked out by the multi-generational-over-the-top-enthusiastic reception we received there.  Thanks again to our great hosts at the Embassy in Tirane and our wonderful co-sponsors at […]

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 […]