Eli Keepnice - Saxophonist | Haifa/ Israel, Cyprus

(12 Reviews)5.0
Country: Cyprus
Based In: Haifa/ Israel, Cyprus
Performs: Worldwide
From: €150
Instruments: Soprano & tenor saxophones, keys. Self contained musician , available worldwide: solo with backing tracks , in duo with female singer and with bands. Musician on calls. Styles: Jazz, Blues, R'N'B, soul, pop, classic etc.).
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Show Description

Solo with backing tracks: the program contains about 400 various songs and can be performed as:
-lounge music for hotel lobby or dining room ( easy listening, bossa, jazz ballads, swing etc.)
-smooth jazz/funk/soul program, matching late hours performance in restaurants and clubs, romantic dinners, solo concerts etc. with the best of Kenny G, David Sanborn, George Benson, Candy Dulfer, Shakatak, and many other!
-"TangoPlus" program -dance music (Tango, Fox, Swing, Walse, Rock'N'Roll etc.) beloved by generation 60+ (private parties, Jubilee, etc)
-"Saxotheque' - party music program contains ...


Over 400 songs in all styles including:
Bossa and Latin Jazz collection
Jazz Ballads
Swing, Be-bop, Gypsy Jazz, Movie Jazz etc.
classic and modern music for VIP venues
Smooth Jazz/Funk/Fusion collection
Soul, Motown, Reggae collection
Dancefloor (tango, fox, valse, swing etc.) collection
Party Music (Pop-rock/disco/ house etc.)
french, italian, russian, latin, orienthal music
Christmas collection


Born 29th August 1962 in Yekaterinburg, Russia
Citizenship: German/Russian/Israeli
main instruments: tenor & soprano saxophone
other instruments: airboard/keyboards/piano/hammond organ,accordeon, guitar, bass,
over 40 years of stage experience. I lived and worked in many countries . I performed with great musicians and supported international stars touring in Germany, Thailand, Israel. Apart from working with live bands , particularly in the recent years, I perform also solo. My ...

Reviews     (12 Reviews)

Eli Keepnice - Saxophonist - Haifa/ Israel, Cyprus Event Location: MSC Divina (cruise ship) Event Type: Cruise with MSC Divina 2019 21st July 2020
We made 2 months cruise with MSC Divina November 6th 2019 to January 8th 2020 . Eli played every night in Piazza Del Dodge bar. We spent our evening time almost every day listening to his beautiful saxophone. To compare with other musicians, who played almost the same sets (for staying 2 months we could notice), Eli never played same songs. His program was so large and interesting, that we only could adore this amazing musician. From serious classic music to dance and funky music. By request he could easy play the songs of our choice . We thank him for those unforgetable moments and are his fans !
Reviewed by: Nikolai and Irina Ivanov
Eli Keepnice - Saxophonist - Haifa/ Israel, Cyprus Event Location: MSC Divina (Cruise Ship) Event Type: Night Entertainment at MSC Divin 7th February 2020
We are Canadians, and had been on cruise over Caribbean with MSC Divina in February 2020. I am myself an amateur sax player, and we both like smooth jazz. We were very surprised to meet such a talented sax player like Eli on the ship. Every night of our 7 days cruise we spent in Piazza bar, where he played beautiful smooth jazz and dance music ! These were unforgettable moments to listen to his songs and to dance with .
Reviewed by: John and Sarah McKay
Eli Keepnice - Saxophonist - Haifa/ Israel, Cyprus Event Location: Retsaurant French Rendez-Vous, Larnaca, Cyprus Event Type: Lounge music 12th July 2019
We are French Rendez Vous retsaurant in Larnaca. Mr. Ilya performed in our restaurant last Friday. It was amazing music with lots of french jazz and dance music from last century. Bravo Mr. Ilya
Reviewed by: Koula


over 40 years on stage...............

Previous Clients

2019-2020 : Cruise Ship MSC Divina (solo performer)
2018-2019 Cyprus: Restuarant Promises, Lounge Bar Cartel (Protaras), Dalton Tex Mex, Marquise De Napa, Hotel Melissi (Ayia Napa), French Rendezvous (Larnaca), Mexican Ranch, Blue Spice (Pernera) etc.
2017-2020 Israel: Leonid Ptashka Band touring around Israel , Retsurants "Kiparis" (Beer Sheva), Zebra, Rhodeo, Corona (Haifa)
2013-2017 Bangkok Thailand
Jazz and Live Music clubs, pubs: Saxophone Pub, Maggie Choo, Iron Fairies, Living Room (Sheraton), Bamboo Jazz Bar (Mandarin Orienthal), Whisgars, CheckInn 99 etc.
Hotels: Millenium Hilto ...

Suitable for

Birthday Party (Adult) Christmas Party Concerts / Tours Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Festival / Outdoor Event Hotel Event Private Party Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Social Club Wedding Reception

Additional Information

Valid German Passport, US C1/D visa, STCW Certificates for working at cruise ships
Green Pass (confirming vaccination against COVID-19)
driver license
Languages: English, German, Russian

Virtual Services Offer

Pre-recorded Online Shows /Video Clips

I can provide virtual pre-recorded online shows (sax with backing tracks) . The customer can choose preferable genre of music from those I have listed above or just choose their favorite songs from my backing tracks list ( 400 songs)

I can prepare the show as a home video- concert, or can provide video, merging my pre-recorded songs with your own video (family videos, photos etc.)

The files can be shared via Dropbox/ WeShare etc. or uploaded at Youtube .

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