May 29, 2009, 12:31 AM<YMusicMuse>
Meet Ming - he's been with Yanni since 1994!
Ming Freeman is an internationally renowned Pianist and Multi-Keyboardist. As a Musical Director, Musician, Composer, Arranger, and Producer, he has worked with many of the world’s premier artists.
Ming's work as Yanni’s keyboardist, which began in August of 1994, led to his debut performance as a featured soloist in Yanni’s Band and Orchestra in their October 1994 concert in Mexico City. He's featured in his “Tribute” video filmed at the Taj Mahal in India and at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Ming is also featured in Yanni’s Latest DVD release “Yanni The Live Concert Event,” recorded and filmed at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Ming is also featured in a limited release video, “Yanni Live At The Royal Albert Hall, ” which was recorded and filmed at the famous Royal Albert Hall in London, England.
Ming is from Asia originally. Born in Taiwan of Chinese Canadian descent, he came to the United States when he was seventeen years old. In his teens he appeared frequently on Chinese Television, performing with his brothers in a band called Mother Goose. The band was also headliner for many of the local concerts in Taiwan.
Ming’s performance and recording credits include many artists, including Gladys Knight, Yanni, Paula Abdul, Jeffrey Osborne, Sheena Easton, Joni Mitchell, Jean Carne, The Whispers, Michael Henderson, Renee and Angela, Ronnie Laws, Bobby Lyle, Angela Bofil, Mortonette Stevens, George Duke, The East-West Band, Rickie Byars Beckwith, The Agape International Choir, Hanne Boel of Denmark, Chuck Negron Lead Singer with Three Dog Night, Mandrill and the list goes on…
As an artist, Ming has released numerous albums and CDs. His work with Healing Music and World music and the combining with elements of Jazz, Funk, R&B, Rock and Pop has led to his latest Smooth Jazz Cd release “ANGULARITY,” available now online and in stores. His cds are also available at http://www.mingfreeman.comhttp://www.mingfreeman.comhttp://www.aprayerforourplanet.com
A place where the World can come together in Prayer and Meditationhttp://www.mingmusic.nethttp://www.resonanthealingmusic.comhttp://www.myspace.com/mingfreeman http://www.myspace.com/mingfreemanmusichttp://www.facebook.com/people...g-Freeman/1073169409
May 29, 2009, 05:18 AMAnne.
It's good to read these bioraphies.
May 29, 2009, 07:32 AMLouise Tirrell
Don't forget to mention what a sweetheart he is too! He writes such beautiful sentiments on his Facebook page..
May 29, 2009, 10:41 AMMarilyn
Thank you YMusicMuse!
Ming walked right past us at the Hotel in Orlando and we got to see him up close! What a handsome and very talented man.. Love watching him in the Shows...I am so glad I got to see him there...
June 09, 2009, 11:10 AMLinda C
Ming truly is a really great guy. I have known him now since the '94 tour. I am very lucky that I live fairly close to him so I have had the opportunity to see him play in a number of venues with his own band. I have also met his son and wife. They are both delightful people, too.
His talents are endless. In one week, I saw him play Chinese music, blues and jazz.
His new album is really wonderful, too. I hope everyone will get a copy of it.
June 11, 2009, 03:35 PMsamisue
Hey Linda C! Where ya been? Are you traveling this tour or staying close to home?
I'd love to meet Ming but he does respond to posts on Myspace.
June 12, 2009, 09:36 AMLouise Tirrell
Try FaceBook. He's on there more often, I think.
June 12, 2013, 06:49 PMJulia Foster
Thanks to admins it's opened again. I do really love and adore Ming and his talent - his solos on keyboards are always so great!!!