Eli Yamin is a jazz and blues pianist, producer, educator and Steinway artist.
Eli Yamin is a jazz and blues pianist, producer, educator and Steinway artist. His
recent CD I Feel So Glad with The Eli Yamin Blues Band features classics like
“Hound Dog” and “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” and the first
commercial release of Eliʼs anthem, A Healing Song. Eli has completed three
world tours as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Department of State and has
performed and taught at the Obama White House. He co-founded The Jazz
Drama Program, which creates, records and licenses original jazz musicals for
children to perform for their peers. He is also head of instruction at the Middle
School Jazz Academy and training specialist at Jazz at Lincoln Center. His
most recent recordings are You Canʼt Buy Swing with his jazz quartet and Noraʼs
Ark, the jazz musical with his jazz quintet and the Grammy award winning
Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Eli is constantly blown away by the power of jazz and
blues music to uplift, inspire and unite people of all ages and backgrounds.
- Taj Mahal - "Oooh So Good In the Blues"
- Abbey Lincoln - "People In Me"
- Elizabeth Cotten - "Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs"