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I'm sincerely greatful for your support! Without you, there is no me!  

I've been working on a new recording project that I'm very excited about! We're getting closer to the release so stay tuned!

Meanwhile, celebrate live jazz!


Let the music enrich your soul.

Blessings Always,



Live Shows coming up!

Thursday June 1st, 2023

Cascade Lounge 
Agua Caliente Casino
401 E Amado Rd
Palm Springs, CA

Elena Gilliam guest artist
SoCal Jazz Collective Sextet
Karim Yengsep band leader/bass

Make your reservations for a great night of jazz with Tom Cunningham trumpet, Wes Perry tenor saxophone, Wendell Kelly trombone, Mark Massey piano, Karim Yengsep Bass, Dean Koba drums
Led by bassist Karim Yengsep, the sextet performs the hard-swinging and high-energy sets of original material mixed with some of the classic charts from bands like Jazz Messengers, Eastern Rebellion, et al.​  Elena makes a special appearance to top off a great evening of jazz.

Wednesday May 31, 2023
7:00 - 10:00pm

Skyloft of Laguna

422 S Coast Hwy 
Laguna Beach, CA

Elena Joins the Tom Dante Trio for some great fun! Tom Dante drums, Chris Barron keys and Ernie Nunez bass bringing jazz at its best. 
Reservations recommended! No Cover


Friday June 23, 2023
6:30 - 9:30

SoCal Jazz Collective
Friday Night Live Jazz 
Elena & George Gilliam guitar
Donald Dean drums, Michael LeVan keys 
Karim Yengsep leader/bass

OC Fish Grill
5789 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA. 949.988.7002 for Reservations
Casual outdoor setting with great food and music!!
(with rain, show will move indoors)

Thursday ​September 14, 2023
8:00 pm

Elena Gilliam and the George Gilliam Quartet
Chicago Club Laguna Woods
24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods, CA


Art & Jazz virtual showcase series - Residency Program

Art & Jazz with Elena Gilliam is a quarterly virtual program hosted by the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim, California.   As the Muzeo Jazz Resident, Elena produces the show as a vehicle to shine a light on jazz music and jazz themed visual art.  All shows are uploaded to YouTube and available for viewing quarterly.  Feel free to check out past episodes with special guests including; Mark Miller, Bob Barry, Terrence Love, Tony Guerrero, Donald Dean, Henry "the Skipper" Franklin, Bili Redd Thedford, Valerie Herring, the George Gilliam Trio Summer Sessions, and more!

The next Show airs Sunday May 14, 2023 Stay tuned!

Previous Shows available on YouTube:

Art & Jazz with Elena Gilliam - February 12, 2023
The show shines a light on their extraordinary musical careers of Duke Ellington and Count Basie.  Included are a few of their timeless music performances with special guest stars Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams.  On Exhibit is the amazing artwork of Everett Spruill.

Art & Jazz with Elena Gilliam - November 12, 2022

The show highlights the career of renowned art of Harriet Sebastian, as shared by her daughter jazz and blues artist/entertainer/actor Tina Jackson. Also on exhibit is the extraordinary work of a former jazz radio host/ Downbeat Magazine correspondent, John Lockhart. 

​Art & Jazz with Elena Gilliam - August 14, 2022 
The Artistry of Blue Note  Records - a look at the album covers that set the standard for jazz art Artist Janice D Monaco - Southern California Multimedia Artist will share her beautiful  musical themed work

Art & Jazz with Elena Gilliam - May 8, 2022 
Featuring Bob Barry, Jazzographer & Mark Christian Miller, Entertainer

Art & Jazz with Elena Gilliam - February 13, 2022
Featuring Tribute to MLK, Terrence Love, Photographer/Jazz Promoter

Art & Jazz with Elena Gilliam - November 14, 2022
Highlighting artists from the past year
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