Event Category: Events
Yelena Eckemoff makes her BOP STOP debut on February 27th at 7pm
About Yelena Eckemoff
Yelena Eckemoff is a renowned Russia-born pianist, composer, poet and visual artist who blends classical and jazz elements in evocative, unique works that strike a delicate balance between through-composed structures and open-ended exploration and improvisation. Eckemoff is a prolific, self-produced recording artist whose albums rank worldwide among the best releases every year. She surrounds herself with the greatest jazz players, adding to that illustrious list with each recording. Every release bears her signature and each has its own charm and expression. A virtuoso pianist, she has given numerous solo recitals and has led all-star bands at prestigious venues New York venues such as Birdland, the Jazz Standard, and Saint Peter’s Church—along with Ronnie Scott’s in London.
Eckemoff plans a solo tour this winter to showcase “Colors,” an album also featuring the remarkable percussionist Manu Katche. The release date is Feb. 22, 2019. Her dates offer an opportunity to hear her as she explores every melodic nuance of her strikingly original and organic repertoire.
Quotes from reviews
Yelena Eckemoff is a Russian-born pianist whose idiosyncratic jazz albums speak to a classical sensibility, a taste for ideas that verge on the cosmic and a remarkable empathy with the musicians with whom she records. — Carlo Wolff, DownBeat
Gifted and versatile pianist Yelena Eckemoff bridges different worlds, musically and attitudinally. She carves her own way, cross-talking between genres while keeping her ear on the impressionistic endgame, with ample help from her collaborators. — Josef Woodard, DownBeat
Eckemoff’s style has the thickness of notes and compositional straightforwardness of Dave Brubeck and the spare lyricism of Bill Evans. — Mark Keresman, ICON Magazine