Eldar Djangirov Brings Jazz Trio to Hudson Opera House

Eldar Djangirov

Eldar Djangirov

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The hard-hitting young piano prodigy Eldar Djangirov, who plays both classical and jazz, returns to the Hudson Opera House – where he gave a sold-out solo performance last year — on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 8 pm, this time leading his jazz trio to play a mixture of standards, originals, and perhaps his much-lauded cover of Radiohead’s “Morning Bell” (a la Brad Mehldau). Djangirov is noted for his demonically fast flurries of notes, his Rachmaninoff-inspired loud chordal voicings, and for the lush effusiveness of his playing.

Born in the Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan in the late 1980s, Eldar Djangirov grew up in Kansas City from the age of 10. He quickly then moved up the musical ranks and was featured on the NPR program “Piano Jazz,” with Marian McPartland, at the age of twelve. He released two albums independently before signing with Sony at 17 and recorded his major label self-titled debut featuring the bassist John Patitucci and Michael Brecker on tenor sax.  He followed up with the critically acclaimed “Live at the Blue Note,” with guest appearances by Roy Hargrove and Chris Botti, in 2006.  Eldar was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for his album “Re-imagination.”

Djangirov has appeared at numerous major jazz festivals including Tokyo Jazz Festival, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Java Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, and San Francisco Jazz Festival and has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia.  He 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.

The Hudson Opera House offers a year-round schedule of arts and cultural programming in the former Hudson City Hall, which houses New York State’s oldest surviving theatre. Ongoing programs include concerts, readings, lectures, exhibitions, theatre and dance presentations, after-school programs, workshops, classes and community arts events like the annual Winter Walk on Warren Street which is produced by the Hudson Opera House.

To purchase tickets, call the Opera House at (518) 822-1438 or email Dale Stewart. Tickets are also available online at Hudson Opera House.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.