Monday, November 14, 2016

Yanni is Born

November 14, 1954
On this day in 1954 Yiannis Chryssomallis was born. Better known as Yanni, the Greek self-taught new age keyboardist is best known for his unique blend of jazz, classical, soft rock and world music. Though not the most  popular musician, his new age records were usually made it to #1 in the Top New Age Album category on Billboard. But before he played music, he set a Greek national record in the 50-meter freestyle swim when he was just 14. He once dated actress Linda Evans from 1989-1998 and his band had once included pianist John Tesh. His most recent work, Inspirato, came out earlier this year.