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! I'm in the beginning stages of working with a Symphony Orchestra and Jazz combo.  If you'd like to actually be a part of my journey as a sponsor, please send a message to my email and I'll get back to you with details!  

Meanwhile, celebrate this month with jazz!


Let the music enrich your soul.

Blessings Always,




Creative Identity
Creative Identity is a program for specially abled adults focusing on the arts. For information and concert updates visit their website at

Creative Identity Annual Fundraiser:
 Save the Date! 
Sunday March 19, 2023
Campus Jax


Live Shows coming up!

Friday Nov 25, 2022

7:00 - 9:30pm

SoCal Jazz Collective
Friday Night Live Jazz 
Elena & George Gilliam guest artists
Karim Yengsep bass
George Gilliam guitar
Michael LeVan piano
Peter Pfiefer 

OC Fish Grill
5789 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA
949.988.7002 for Reservations
Casual outdoor setting with great food and music!!


Wednesday December 14, 2022
7:00 - 10:00pm

Celebrate Elena's Birthday!
Elena with the Tom Dante Trio
Tom Dante drums
Ernie Nunez bass
Chris Baron piano

Skyloft Restaurant
422 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA

(949) 715- 1550
Reservations recommended!

Sunday January 15, 2023 - Happy New Year!!
5:30 - 7:00pm

Celebrating the Dream with Jazz!
2nd Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jazz Speaks for Life"....MLK

Elena & the George Gilliam Quintet
Present jazz in honor of Dr. King!

Campus JAX Restaurant & Bar
3950 Campus Drive

Newport Beach, CA
Reservations recommended! Fabulous concert setting!
Great food and ambiance!


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.   All shows are uploaded to YouTube and available for viewing after airing.  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!

Next Show airs Sunday November 13, 2022 - Stay tuned!

Previous Shows available on YouTube:

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