Yily's pop/classical guitar playing masterfully weaves Flamenco lines around the melodies he plays. One glance at the face of any passerby, and it's apparent that their heart has been touched by this up-and-coming balladeer's compositions. Yily (pronounced Jee-Lee) moved with his family from the Dominican Republic to the Bronx. Today, he can be found playing and singing on the A,C & E line at 42nd street (his favorite spot), as well as performing regularly with his four-piece band in New York City clubs. When he's not performing, Yily teaches guitar, violin and piano. He is currently laying the groundwork for his own music school in Manhattan.
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