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Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

solo jazz piano

New York based pianist and Grammy-nominated artist Eldar Djangirov recently released a new album, World Tour Vol. 1. This compilation of takes from his recent touring 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.

$25 General Admission

“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

“Eldar is a virtuoso by any measure.” —Downbeat

“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

The New York Times described the New York based pianist and Grammy-nominated artist Eldar Djangirov as "a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual... an ebullient impressionist." Dr. Billy Taylor said, "Eldar Djangirov's playing shows brilliancy, complexity, and discipline... he's serious about his music, he's thoughtful about what he does.” 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. 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. Through these opportunities and other wonderful musical experiences, Eldar continues to explore new frontiers through composing and performing, enabling him to ultimately to realize his own musical vision.

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