Eldar Djangirov Trio

Photo Credit Marc McAndrews

A child prodigy, pianist Eldar Djangirov (pronounced john-'gear-ov) arrived in the United States from the former Soviet Union as a 10-year-old and was signed by Sony Masterworks as a teenager. His parents settled in Kansas City – and their gifted son soon gained a reputation for his precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition.  Still a youngster, he met and worked with such masters as Dr. Billy Taylor, Dave Brubeck and Wynton Marsalis among many, many other jazz icons.  At 12, Marian McPartland featured him on her long-running NPR show, “Piano Jazz”; in 2008, barely 20, he received his first GRAMMY® nomination.

A “veteran” at 26, Eldar makes his long-awaited first “We Always Swing”® Jazz Series appearance, performing the season-opening concert with his working trio of bassist Armando Gola and drummer Ludwig Afonso in support of Breakthrough (Motéma), his recent release that also features guests Joe Locke and saxophonist Chris Potter.

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Sunday, Oct 6, 2013


"Sundays @ Murry's"

Show 1 | Doors: 2:30 p.m. | Start: 3:30 p.m.

Show 2 | Doors: 6 p.m. | Start: 7 p.m.

"…a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual...  an ebullient impressionist."

- The New York Times

"… his command of his instrument is beyond staggering."

- Downbeat

Eldar Djangirov Trio

Eldar Djangirov: Piano
Mike Pope: Bass
Louis Cato: Drums

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