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Yanni Crashes Pre-Concert Fan Gathering in Chicago!

_M0C0354 Photo credit: Krystalan

Look who surprised us at our pre-concert fan gathering at Claim Jumper Restaurant in Hoffman Estates, IL on July 30th 2016, Yanni & his daughter Krystal! We had about 50 fans at the gathering enjoying a wonderful dinner and conversation. They had no idea Yanni was going to stop by.

I met them outside the restaurant and when Yanni walked in the fans were in shock and so excited! Yanni was so gracious to take time for photos and he even took Krystal’s phone and turned the tables on the fans and photographed them.

Such a fantastic time! Expect the unexpected!


After our wonderful fan gathering we all drove over to the Sears Centre Arena and enjoyed a wonderful night of music. The music, the lighting, the clarity of the music in the arena was awesome! Yanni and his talented musicians put on an amazing concert. If you’ve never been to one of Yanni’s concert, please go to one. In our big group we had some people that have never seen Yanni live in concert. They walked out of the arena loving  his music!

Here are some videos I took at the concert. Enjoy!


 Concert Video by: KathyChicago

Thank you Yanni for an amazing night of Music!

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Yanni Spotlights His Talented Musicians

Yanni taking some time with his drummer Charlie Adams who is originally from Joliet, IL and showing us some of his techniques. Be sure to get tickets to Yanni’s concert, you don’t want to miss Charlie’s 5 to 10 minute drum solo!


Yanni introduces you to another one of his amazing musicans, cellist Alexander (Sasha) Ziroff. Check out some of his techniques!

Love how Yanni always uses his hands to express himself.


One of the most talented violinist in the world, Samvel Yervinyan! When you see Samvel and Mary Simpson (another world class violinist) perform with Yanni on stage, it’s spectacular! ‪#‎YanniTour2016‬

This is so much fun to see Yanni doing master classes with his musicians. It’s a great way to learn about all the indivdual musicians.

Meet violinist Mary Simpson who puts such heart and soul in her performances.

Yanni and his longtime keyboardist and friend, Ming Freeman share a master class with all of you!

 I’ve always loved the percussion section of the orchestra. Love the sound! Here Yanni brings a master class to you with the very talented Yoel Del Sol.

Meet Jason Carder, another one of Yanni’s talented musicians!

Meet Gabriel Vivas, Yanni’s world class bassist and one of his back line boys.

Meet Lisa Lavie one of Yanni‘s world class vocalists. When not on tour with Yanni you can see Lisa during the holidays when she goes out on tour with Trans Siberian Orchestra.

Meet violinist Benedikt Brydern! @Yanni loves to spotlight his world class musicians. When on stage and off you can see the respect and the admiration they have for each other.

Yanni and the lovely Lauren Jelencovich give a master class on live vocal performance. Check out how high Lauren can reach those notes. Amazing!

Meet trombonist Dana Teboe! Dana has been with Yanni for 12 years touring all around the world. Check out their master class.



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Yanni-The Dream Concert-Live From The Great Pyramids Of Egypt

Worldwide release today June 3rd of Yanni‘s spectacular concert at the Great Pyramids of Egypt available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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Yanni’s 2016 Concert Tour Comes To The Midwest In July!

Video by: Cal Vid

Yanni’s 2016 Concert Tour Comes To The Midwest In July!

Simply beautiful!

Such a touching composition. Yanni‘s ‘Until The Last Moment’.

Don’t miss this wonderful night of music at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL on July 30th.

Live in Michigan? Yanni will be coming to:

Grand Rapids, MI
DeVos Performance Hall – July 29th

Sterling Heights, MI
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre -July 23rd.

Tickets on sale now!

Video by: KathyChicago

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Nathan Pacheco

Nathan Pacheco doing an awesome cover of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’.

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Produced and Arranged: Leo-Z

Videography: Doug Lowe
Piano: Chad Truman
Percussion: Bryan Brock
Violin: Jesse Hale

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Yanni – Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet.


Merry Christmas from Yanni and the International Space Station. Our beautiful planet, Earth.

A message from Yanni:

Wishing you all a very joyous Holiday Season.
To celebrate, enjoy A special collaboration with Yanni and NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration & International Space Station.

Original score written and performed by Yanni and provided as a gift for the 15th anniversary of continuous human presence aboard the ISS.



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Percussionist Daniel de los Reyes is up for DRUM! Magazine’s “Rock/Pop Percussionist” in the 2016 Drummies!


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Just a reminder, Percussionist Daniel de los Reyes is up for DRUM! Magazine’s “Rock/Pop Percussionist” in the 2016 Drummies! Artist Awards. You can vote for Danny using your various email addresses and be sure to ‘write in’ Danny as Studio Percussionist for Grammy award winner Uncaged and this years Jekyll + Hyde albums, Percussion Clinician, World Music Percussionist and of course Percussionist of The Year.

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Voting ends: Dec. 31st 2015

Professionals in the drum, recording, and music industries nominated the following finalists for the 2016 Drummies! Artist Awards. Now it’s up to you to choose the drummers and percussionists who will win a Drummies! Award in each of the categories.

Let’s get Danny a WIN in one or more categories and if you haven’t already, stop by Danny’s Facebook page and give his page a ‘Like’.