Grammy nominated pianist Eldar Djangirov to perform Oct. 16

Pianist Eldar Djangirov will perform at Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 3:30-5 p.m. as part of the Peterson Concert Series. Eldar will be accompanied by bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Eric Doob.

The New York Times described this Grammy-nominated artist 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.” 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, Ron Carter, Pat Martino and many others.   

Through these musical experiences, Eldar continues to explore new frontiers in composing and performing, enabling him to realize his own musical vision, a vision that Greenwich Library patrons are sure to enjoy.

Born on Jan. 28, 1987, Eldar came to the U.S. from the former Soviet Union when he was ten. His first performances were in his hometown of Kansas City and at The Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. He was featured on the NPR Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz show at the age of twelve and released two albums independently.

Eldar attended University of Southern California on a full scholarship. He then signed with Sony and recorded a major label self-titled debut. He followed up with the critically acclaimed Live at the Blue Note in 2006 and was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for his album Re-imagination. Visit eldarmusic.com.

The Peterson Concert Series is open to all at no charge through the support of the Board of Trustees and generous donors. Doors open at 3 p.m., seating is limited. For more information email Music Librarian David Waring at [email protected], call 203-622-7917 or visit greenwichlibrary.org/music.

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Eldar Djangirov

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