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Dr. E in the house!

This past May I graduated from Stony Brook University, State University of New York with a doctorate in musical arts (DMA) specializing in jazz piano. I completed my studies under the mentorship and inspiration of Ray Anderson, the director of jazz studies. It was a gift to have this opportunity in mid-life to receive time […]

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Meditations On Integration, my final DMA recital

When the world continues to make little sense and human beings resort to violence against one another, music offers hope, insight, and healing space. Charles Mingus stands as one of America’s greatest 20th century composers and he has few peers in confronting senseless violence with music. April 22, 2022 will be the centennial of his […]

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Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam Holiday Celebration!

I was so happy to welcome my friend, the clarinet wizard Evan Christopher to his new residence in Upper Manhattan with this holiday celebration showcasing the interplay between Evan and trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso. These guys have been going at it for 30 years and we had a ball. Also, guest appearances from Jazz Power emerging […]

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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.