Music Masters Welcomes Eli Yamin for Intensive Full-Scholarship Program

Music Master Eli Yamin.

Apply now for the Music Masters 2019 Mentorship Program with jazz pianist and singer Eli Yamin, to be held in January at the East End Arts School, located at 141 East Main Street in Riverhead.

But only if you’re in high school.

“High school musicians, ages 14 to 18, with exceptional musical ability and a commitment to their musical growth are encouraged to apply for this rigorous and intensive workshop,” a press release said. “This unique opportunity to learn from and jam with one of the great musicians of our time is not to be missed. This will be a tuition-free, hands-on learning experience. All instruments, including vocals are welcome.”

Through six three-hour rehearsals, Yamin will immerse the students in jazz and blues — with an emphasis on creativity, culture and telling their own personal stories in collaboration with others, in preparation for their finale concert on February 1 at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead.

A Steinway artist, Yamin was born in East Patchogue and has performed as a jazz and blues ambassador for the United States in more than 25 countries. He is the co-founder and managing artistic director of the Jazz Power Initiative — a non-profit organization that transforms lives through jazz arts education — and founding director of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Middle School Jazz Academy. Keep an eye out for his book, “So You Want to Sing the Blues,” which will be published by Rowman and Littlefield, in collaboration with the National Association of Teacher of Singing, this fall.

Space is limited and advance registration, with a non-refundable $35 application fee, is required. Deadline is December 4. For more information, visit