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Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam will stream live on Sunday, February 14th at 3pm from Upper Manhattan.

  Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam will stream live on Sunday, February 14th at 3pm from Upper Manhattan. New York City, February 8, 2021 – Jazz Power Initiative (JPI), a not-for-profit organization, continues its 2021 season of INTERGENERATIONAL JAZZ POWER JAM on Sunday, February 14th, 2021 at 3 PM EST on Facebook Live and YouTube in collaboration with The […]

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Eli plays Clean Energy for America Inauguration Ball

https://www.cleanenergyforbiden.com/ball I’m so excited and honored to perform at the Clean Energy For America Inaugural Ball tomorrow night in the Virtual Jazz Club following speeches on clean energy and greening our country. My longtime and dear colleagues Antoinette Montague, Lakecia Benjamin, Jennifer Vincent, and Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax, will be joining me along with two members […]

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Celebrate Dave Brubeck at 100 with Eli online

Years ago I had the good fortune to correspond with Dave Brubeck. He wrote to me with very encouraging words for my work in education. It meant a lot to me and still does. In 2014, producer Seton Hawkins of Jazz at Lincoln Center asked me to create a series of fun and informative performance/education […]

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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.