Jazz Power at Teatra Latea, “What Happens To A Dream,” devised theatre directed by Kena Onyejekwe w/ music by Eli “Dr. E” Yamin jazz and blues band and Zah! Jr.

2023 Jazz Power Institute for Artists and Educators

Free registration here.

Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam Festival: Uptown! A Latin jazz and swing fiesta!

More information and free registration here.

Jazz Power Community Workshop

Grownups ask me all the time, “when are you doing a class for us?” This is it, and it’s FREE. Register here. Piano at 6, Voices at 7, Everyone at 8 Come one and come all. Let’s make it something special. Alianza is near the 168th train station. #1 and A trains. Looking forward to […]

Dr. E Digs Deep – blues roots bring sweet fruits

This new project draws on the blues songs that have sustained me through the pandemic. I’ve been playing and singing the blues everyday and I can’t wait to play and sing for you. We’ll do songs by Willie Dixon who famously said, “The blues is the roots, everything else is the fruits.” Elizabeth Cotten whose […]

Barry Harris Birthday Celebration

I am so excited to produce and play for this celebration of my mentor, Barry Harris! December 15th, 2022 (Barry’s actual birthday!) at Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center in Washington Heights and December 18th, 2022 at National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Jazz Power Initiative celebrates Dr. Barry Harris (1929-2021), the Internationally renowned jazz pianist, composer, educator, […]

What a trip to learn the Charlie I taught years ago in NJ is now a mega-pop star!

I was floored to learn this week that the Charlie Puth I taught at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ years ago is the same guy now writing and performing his songs for millions of fans streaming his tunes billions of times. He said “He [Eli] was one of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam with Trineice Robinson, Executive Director of African American Jazz Caucus

It was an honor and joy to work with Trineice Robinson, “Dr. Trineice,” as she is known in the music education world where she is a leading voice teacher in African American singing, the author of So You Want to Sing Gospel: A Guide For Professionals (published by Rowman and Littlefield in collaboration with National […]