When Eldar Djangirov 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.
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."
Eldar has appeared at numerous major jazz festivals. He has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia, has performed at venues ranging from Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall and has played at the most notable jazz venues across the world. 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. In addition, he has also played with world renowned symphony orchestras such as NHK Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, and San Diego Symphony Orchestra. His latest 2 trio albums are critically acclaimed "Virtue" and "Breakthrough" which feature his trio with Armando Gola (bass) and Ludwig Afonso (drums) as well as guest appearances by Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Chris Potter, and Joe Locke.
Eve Audio is proud to have Eldar Djangirov as part of their BeliEVErs Artist Series and are happy to support his amazing talent and vision. As for how EVE Audio fits into Eldar's world, he states, "Thanks for the positive energy in regards to the 'Virtue' album — I'd have to say that it's my favorite trio album that I've made. Also from a sonic perspective, I like the way 'Virtue' sounds through the SC207s. Those 207s are my favorite set of speakers I've ever owned — great balance, low end is precise and tight, and the clarity is pristine." We quite agree!