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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!

Sunday October 1, 2023 SHOW CANCELLED
(Sorry for the inconvenience, but I'm under the weather)
For Ticketing information, contact Campus JAX at 949-261-6270
Show will be rescheduled at a future date.

Elena Gilliam & The George Gilliam Quintet at Campus Jax!

Campus Jax
3950 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA


Returning to Campus Jax for another amazing show with George Gilliam guitar, 
Gary Matsumoto piano, Ernie Nunez bass, John Ferraro drums and Edmund Velasco sax! 
Reservations recommended!


Friday Oct 13, 2023 (2nd Friday)
7:00 - 9:30
SoCal Jazz Collective
Friday Night Live Jazz 

Elena Gilliam, George Gilliam guitar, John Rush drums,
Edmund Velasco sax 
Karim Yengsep leader/bass

OC Fish Grill 
5789 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA.  
949.988.7002  - Reservations available for minimum party of 6

Casual outdoor setting with great food and of course music!!
(with rain, show will move indoors)

Art & Jazz virtual showcase series - Resident Jazz Artist

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 for viewing.  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 November 12, 2023 Stay tuned!

Previous Shows available on YouTube:

Art & Jazz with Elena Gilliam August 13, 2023
This show highlighted a few of the marvelous crooners in early jazz; Arthur Prysock, Nat King Cole, Billy Eckstine and Johnny Hartman. Adding to the ambiance is the outstanding work of artist Keith Mallett (

Art & Jazz with Elena Gilliam - May 14, 2023

The amazing voices of Mildred Bailey, Blossom Dearie,  Anita O'Day, Una Mae Carlise, Dorothy Dandridge and a couple of other surprises. Special guest art exhibit with work from Diane Russell from Portland, Oregon.
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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