Jelani Eddington fell in love with the Theatre Pipe Organ when, at age
eight, he first visited the Paramount Music Palace in Indianapolis. Frequent
visits there, continuing the piano lessons begun at age four, and beginning
classical organ instruction were followed by his joining the local ATOS
chapter. This association led him to study under nationally noted theatre
organ teacher John Ferguson. A year later, in 1988, he was the youngest
ever (age 13) overall winner of the ATOS Young Organists Competition.
Jelani is a multi-talented young man. A 1992 honors graduate of Muncie, Indiana Southside High School, he was a recipient of the Herman Wells Scholarship to Indiana University in Bloomington. He is currently in his third year of Law at Yale University.
This is Jelani's second Extravaganza. His breathtaking rendition of "Rhapsody in Blue" is included in the "Pipe Organ Extravaganza 2" CD.