Widely respected as an award-winning classical pianist in the United States and Europe, and also respected greatly as a major jazz pianist from her work with Scotty Barnhart Quintet (Barnhart is also director of the Count Basie Orchestra) at the San Jose Jazz Festival, Idyllwild Jazz Festival and other venues, Sabine (born Yelena Koshelevskaya) is one of most talented musicians inthe world. Fans and critics alike are welcoming a new and powerful voice in the world of jazz piano.
Child prodigy (at the age 15 she learned Rachmaninoff's 3rd concerto in 3 months!), winner of numerous classical international competitions (Liszt Los Angeles International Competition, IBLA Grand Prize in ItalyMTNA Regional in Minneapolis, Concerto competitions in The Boston Conservatory and University of Northern Iowa, etc.), she immersed herself into jazz not too long ago teaching herself by transcribing solos from records and performing with other musicians.
Her jazz accomplishments include performances at LACMA Jazz series, Piedmont Piano Store (Oakland), Kuumbwa Cultural Center (Santa Cruz), Yoshi's (SF), Blue Whale, Hollywood Bar&Grill, Spazio, Pips On La Brea, Merle Kreibich Concert Series The World Stage, Maverick's Flat, Seabird Jazz Lounge, Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills, historic Lighthouse, Red White & Bluezz, Baked Potato, Vladivostok Jazz Festival, Etc. She performed and toured with Clayton Cameron, Scotty Barnhart, Ron McCurdy, John B.Williams, Michelle Coltrane, Tony Dumas, Henry "Skipper" Franklin, Chuck Manning, late Butch Warren , late Ralph Penland, late Zane Musa, Clarence Johnston, Jay Jackson, Barbara Morrison, Roy McCurdy and others.
Her album "Keys to the City of Lost Angeles" was released in 2014 and available on CD BABY. She leads her band Sabine trio performing all over SoCal and internationally.
Venues most recently performed:
- Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center
- Blue Whale
- Columbia Station
- Cosmos Club
- Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill
- Jays on Reed
- La Porta
- M Dinner House
- Maverick's Flat
- Post Office Pavilion
- Seabird Jazz Lounge
- World Stage
- Jazz @ The Lake Festival (with Underground Railroad)
- Jazz Journey with Eddie Beckton, 88.9 FM
- Maria Amor Show (Television appearance)
- Michelle Coltrane Jazz and Blues Festival (Clarence Johnston Quartet)
- Ron McCurdy's Band
- Yoshi's SF (with Underground Railroad & Acey Alone-Rap Artist)
"Never miss Sabine's work; it will not be too long before we’ll all pay lots of money to hear this giant of a talent."
Jay Jackson, lajazz.com
"Sabine displays very personal post-bop style that swings..."
Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene
"This Russian lady can really play..."
Barry Harris, Jazz Pianist and Educator