Pianist, Singer, Composer (1981– Present)


The Pianist, Composer, Arranger and Singer Yanela Brooks was born into a family of musicians.


Early Life

Yanela started her piano career at the” Samuel Manuel’s Music Conservatory” when she was only 7 years old, and continued receiving her classical training at Cuba’s top musical academies. At 15 Yanela formed her first band called “Yanela y las chicas del sabor” performing in numerous prestigious events sharing the stage with legendary bands such as “Van Van”, “La Charanga Habanera”, “NG la Banda”, Manolito Simonet y Pablo Milanés and many more.


Early Career

Yanela was invited to perform in “Madrid” representing Latin music in Spain with “La Comercial Cubana” and “Sabor Havana” for 3 years. She was the protagonist of the Musical “Bolero” with Rafael Basurto leader of Los Panchos performing thru out Spain. She was featured as musical composer of the soundtrack “Tú no eres nada” in the Spanish feature film “Tangier” alongside actors Antonio Resines, Ana Fernández and Jorge Perrugorria among others.