Pianist Eldar Djangirov’s musical journey has been an incredible and interesting ride to say the least. At age 25 he’s gained more international fame due to his innovative piano pyrotechnics as well as him being steeped his steep classical training as a child. His latest Masterworks Jazz release “Three Stories” is a solo piano record in which Eldar plays and covers jazz and classical themes as well as bring some of his own original compositions to the public. He covers Bach, Gershwin, and Monk standards on this beautiful collection.
Born in Kyrgyzstan, formally part of the Soviet Union, Eldar grew up in Kansas City, Kansas where his mother started him playing and studying classical piano. He was playing “C-Jam Blues” by the time he reached the age of 3. By age 9 he was discovered by the late Charles McWhorter, a New York jazz aficionado that saw the budding artist perform at festival in Russia.
Eldar hails Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans as one of his major influences on his piano style.
Currently his trio consists of Ludwig Afonso on drums and Armando Gola on bass and can be heard on Eldar’s last release “Virtue.”
To find out Eldar’s upcoming summer and fall club and festival appearances or to order his latest disc “Three Stories” please visit him online at eldarmusic.com.
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