Jazzmobile/Summerfest 2021!

What a tremendous way to emerge from quarantine with our Harlem premiere of Message From Saturn, the jazz musical about discovering and sharing the healing power of the blues. Our Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam: Message From Saturn concert was presented this past Friday at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, New York […]

Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam: Creativity, Community and Connection

Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam will stream live on Sunday, May 9 at 3pm from Upper Manhattan.New York City, April 21, 2021 –Jazz Power Initiative (JPI) continues its 2021 season of INTERGENERATIONAL JAZZ POWER JAM on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 3 PM EST on Facebook Live and YouTube. In collaboration with The National Jazz Museum […]

Intergenerational Jazz Power Jam streams live Sunday, March 14 at 3pm Eastern “Swing Into Spring”

New York City, March 2, 2021 – Jazz Power Initiative (JPI) continues its 2021 season of INTERGENERATIONAL JAZZ POWER JAM on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 3 PM EST on Facebook Live and YouTube, in collaboration with The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, with “Swinging Into Spring Dance Jam,” showcasing the art of improvisation and featuring acclaimed dancers and choreographers Mickey Davidson, Shireen Dickson, Ximena […]

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 […]

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 […]

Solo Piano Concert

In partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University, Eli Yamin presents: Eli Yamin: Solo Piano Live Stream from Eli’s Living Room, Inwood, New York City Well You Needn’t by Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) Remember Rockefeller at Attica by Charles Mingus (1922-1979) Shelter in Place by Eli Yamin […]

My first professional jazz job at WBGO/Jazz 88.

Enid Farber took this photo when I was 21 and working my first professional jazz job at WBGO Jazz 88.3. I was a Board Operator, sub DJ and producer of Jazz From the Archives hosted by the staff of the Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies and Portraits in Blue with Bob Porter. l was […]

Lord, Please Protect Black Men by Eli Yamin

Lord, please protect black men   Who have carried our cross in America for too long   Who watch birds   Who design and build bridges   Who invent    Who teach   Who raise children   Who write music   Who play the saxophone, trumpet, piano, drums, tuba, bass, and violin.   Lord, please […]

Big announcement: BLUES BOOK RELEASED!

Rowman and Littlefield Publishers in collaboration with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) has released my book, So You Want to Sing the Blues.  This book is the gathering of many of my life experiences being inspired, guided and uplifted by the blues since I was a child. It is also the result […]

Why We Play Jazz by Eli Yamin

Dear Contestants of Kamerton’s We are Playing Jazz Festival, I am so happy to hear that you are playing jazz together! And this is the most important thing, together. Because as much as jazz is about individual achievement and expression on your instrument through improvisation, it is really about playing together with other people. Learning to groove in […]