Yanni formed a band in 1987 and began to tour in 1988 with an ensemble including pianist/singer John Tesh and drummer Charlie Adams, promoting his early albums Keys to Imagination, Out of Silence, and Chameleon Days.
In this time frame, Yanni wrote motion picture soundtracks for Steal the Sky (1988), Heart of Midnight (1988), I Love You Perfect (1989), She'll Take Romance (1990), When You Remember Me (1990), Children of the Bride (1990), and Hua qi Shao Lin (1994).
He has been ordered not to contact the alleged victim and must check in daily with court officials.
He has been in one celebrity relationship averaging approximately 9.0 years.
Yanni often appears irrational to others because he cannot always explain the reason or source of his feelings.
Anyone who lives with Yanni must accept his ups and downs and appreciate Yanni's need for times of withdrawal.
When cops arrived, they noticed that her upper lip was swollen and split open and that there was a small amount of dried blood on her lower lip.
In 2000, after the two-year hiatus, Yanni released If I Could Tell You, his first studio album in seven years.The 51-year-old pianist, whose given name is John Yanni Christopher, allegedly struck the woman after ordering her to move out of his house last Thursday, according to a Manalapan Police Department report.The woman, whose name has been redacted from the report by cops, told investigators that Christopher asked her to move out during dinner and that when the pair returned home, the musician verbally abused her, calling her a "cunt" and "whore." He also allegedly told her that she was "garbage" and, as such, "should be packing her things in garbage bags." The woman said Christopher slapped her in the face as they argued.Sometimes Yanni feels out of sorts and hostile for no apparent reason, and this is usually due to unexpressed, unresolved anger from the past.MARCH 7--Yanni, the New Age musician, is facing domestic abuse charges after allegedly tussling with his girlfriend last week in the couple's Florida home.