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“Eldar’s playing is, simply, flawless.”-All Music Guide
“A sparkling command of the instrument – a wide and fine combination of musical approaches – new horizons for music. With my compliments and admiration.”-Chick Corea in Breakthrough liner notes
“He’s a genius beyond most young people I’ve heard.”-Dave Brubeck in The New York Times
“A blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm, and prowess, that was all the more for seeming so casual… an ebullient impressionist.”-The New York Times
“Maybe he made a pact with Lucifer to be the greatest pianist ever.”-JazzTimes
The New York Times described the New York based pianist and Grammy-nominated artist Eldar as a “blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual… an ebullient impressionist.” Jazz Times said, “Maybe he made a pact with Lucifer to be the greatest pianist ever.” Praised as “a genius beyond most young people I’ve heard” by Dave Brubeck during interview in the New York Times. Downbeat magazine stated that “his command of his instrument is beyond staggering.”
When Eldar Djangirov (pronounced john-‘gear-ov) was signed to Sony Masterworks at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. Along the way, he’s had the good fortune to meet and work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Michael Brecker, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, Harvey Mason, Chris Botti, Joe Locke, Ron Carter, Pat Martino, Roy Hargrove and many others. Eldar has appeared at numerous major festivals including Tokyo Jazz Festival, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Java Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Berk’s Jazz Festival and has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Eldar has been seen on national TV including the 2000 and 2008 Grammy Awards, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS Saturday Early Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has performed at venues ranging from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall and has played at the most notable jazz venues in the world.
Eldar recently released a new album “World Tour Vol. 1.” A compilation of takes from his recent touring, the record covers a wide range of performances from across the globe with trio and solo tracks sure to impress. Clips from Philadelphia, Windham, Tokyo,
Montreal, Atlanta, Washington DC, Tongyeong, San Diego and Oakland are captured in front of live audiences. The unparalleled virtuosity of Eldar’s playing and thrilling compositions make this a masterpiece not to miss.