An independent musician, Yelena Eckemoff has a Master's Degree in piano performing and pedagogy from the Moscow State Conservatory. She established herself as a concert pianist, recording artist, composer, band leader, producer, and educator. Visit biography for more information about Yelena. At the discography page you can view a chronological list of her albums; or pick them from the drop-down menu on the top. You'll be able to listen to music samples and read about each album.
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Below is the quick update on Yelena's latest releases:
"Forget-me-not," CD was recorded on August 17 & 18 of 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Yelena on piano, Norwegian double-bassist Mats Eilertsen and acclaimed Danish percussionist Marilyn Mazur on drums. It was released on February 20 of 2012 and was charting among the top 10 and top 40 on CMJ jazz radio worldwide for 10 weeks.
The last release, "Glass Song," was recorded on March 16 & 17 of 2012 in Los Angeles, California, with Yelena on piano, great Norwegian double-bassist Arild Andersen and Peter Erskine on drums. It was released on February 19 of 2013 and has been among the best sellers in avant-garge jazz on Amazon.com. It made several lists as one of the best jazz releases of the year 2013.
Tune in for a new release, "A Touch of Radiance," recorded on May 12 & 13 of 2014 in New York's Avatar Studios, with Yelena on piano, Mark Turner on tenor saxophone, Joe Locke on vibraphone, George Mraz on double bass and Billy Hart on drums. It will be released on August 12, 2014, at the Jazz Standard NYC, 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM sets.
The upcoming doble CD, "Lions," was recorded in March 2013 in New York, NY, with Yelena on piano, Arild Andersen on bass and Billy Hart on drums. Its release will be followed by the release of the DVD/Blu-Ray combo of the Lions Trio March 26th performance at the Birdland Jazz Club, NYC.
CDs are available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and as digital downloads world-wide.