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Yanni: Bio

Yanni's grandiose keyboard style is both accessible and exciting, two elements that have led to his success in the realm of adult alternative radio. His explosive, pop-influenced instrumentals and romantic pianistic ballads have also made him a popular touring and recording artist for the Private Music label. In addition to his original television, commercial, and film scores, Yanni's music has been used extensively on programs like Wide World of Sports and coverage of the Olympic games. This aspect of his career seems especially appropriate when you consider that he achieved early success not as a musician, but as a member of the Greek national swimming team. (He broke the national freestyle record at age 14.)

Born in Kalamata, Greece, Yanni arrived in the U.S. after high school and obtained a degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota before diving headfirst into music. It didn't take long for the self-taught keyboardist and composer to establish himself as a studio musician, jingles composer, and producer. After gaining an impressive cult following for his first independently released album, Yanni was picked up by Private Music and has become one of the label's
best-selling artists.

One of the most visible artists in the contemporary instrumental realm, Yanni's rise to fame was expedited in the early '90s by his romantic relationship with actress Linda Evans, which gained him coverage on mainstream programs like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous as well as appearances on the daytime talk-show circuit.
Linda Kohanov, All Music Guide

Yanni, in collaboration with legendary producer Ric Wake, has discovered and developed four of the most extraordinary young voices in music today. Two years in the making, Yanni returns to the global stage with a dazzling new tour. For the first time ever, Yanni re-interprets his classic compositions and debuts new music introducing show-stopping vocalists Nathan Pacheco, Chloe, Ender Thomas,
and Leslie Mills.

You can preview some of the new music using the player to the right.

See Yanni Voices Live In Concert, The 2009 Tour. Visit the Tour section or click here to get tickets and VIP Packages for what is sure to be the Concert Event of the Year! Expect the unexpected.

1 Thirst for Life
2 Rapture
3 Drive
4 What You Get
5 Desert Soul
6 1001
7 The Keeper
8 Whispers in the Dark
9 Seeing You Around
10 Orchid
11 Our Days
12 A Little Too Late
13 Dance for Me
14 Retreat to Dream
15 Test of Time
16 Can't Wait
17 I'm So
Yanni on His New Album and His Pet Panda
Feature on PRI - The World
Yanni Interview Live 1/7

Global superstar Yanni announces a new album and PBS Special with corresponding DVD and Blu-Ray. His new album, SENSUOUS CHILL, on Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait Records comes mere weeks after Yanni made history with two sold out performances at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Yanni's first new release since 2014's chart-topping INSPIRATO, the album features Yanni exploring new realms of sound and creativity inspired by his extensive world travels. Tracks like ‘Rapture' and the bhangra-spiced ‘Dance For Me' are among the most physically stimulating on SENSUOUS CHILL offering a new sonic perspective on his adventures and experiences amidst myriad aspects of global culture.

13 NEW  67 Total
SYND: PRI/The World, Westwood One, The Bill Miller Show
Direct: SiriusXM, MOOD-Spafax, Stingray
Markets include: New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Chattanooga TN, Romania
Online: Musicas Imaginadas, Humboldt 101, MainlyPiano.com, One World Radio, SLOR, Seascapes