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Eldar Djangirov set for 'Peterson Concert Series' / Greenwich Sentinel

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The talented pianist Eldar Djangirov will perform at Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. as part of the Peterson Concert Series. Eldar will be accompanied by bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Eric Doob. 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.

The inaugural Peterson Concert at Greenwich Library took place in April of 2000 and featured the great jazz saxophonist, James Moody. Since that time, a partial list of performers appearing in the Series includes: Leo Kottke, Karen Akers, Graham Parker, Maggie and Suzzy Roche, Joey DeFrancesco, Tommy Makem, Vance Gilbert, Patty Larkin, Bennie Wallace, Susan Werner, Peter Yarrow, Greg Brown, Orleans, Huun-Huur-Tu, Maria Muldaur, Stacey Kent, Joe Lovano, Cindy Blackman, Johnny A, Luciana Souza, Monty Alexander and Marshall Crenshaw. These free events were all made possible by Clementine Peterson's generous bequest to Greenwich Library.

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