Beyond Category: Eldar Djangirovi
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December 26, 2012
The most celebrated jazz prodigy of his generation, pianist Eldar Djangirov is now 25 years old and coming into his own as a mature composer and performer. Born behind the Iron Curtain in Kyrgyzstan, (where his father learned to love jazz listening to VOA broadcasts), Eldar was recognized as a jazz phenomenon before he was a teenager. Eldar performs with his trio at Washington’s Blues Alley jazz club, and talks with Eric about the jazz journey that took him from Kyrgyzstan to Kansas City, to New York and, now, around the world.

Beyond Category: Eldar Djangirov

Published December 26, 2012

The most celebrated jazz prodigy of his generation, pianist Eldar Djangirov is now 25 years old and coming into his own as a mature composer and performer. Born behind the Iron Curtain in Kyrgyzstan, (where his father learned to love jazz listening to VOA broadcasts), Eldar was recognized as a jazz phenomenon before he was a teenager. Eldar performs with his trio at Washington’s Blues Alley jazz club, and talks with Eric about the jazz journey that took him from Kyrgyzstan to Kansas City, to New York and, now, around the world.

Beyond Category

The great Duke Ellington described the best music as being "beyond category." "Beyond Category with Eric Felten" brings the best of jazz, blues, swing, and more.

Join host Eric Felten in the clubs around Washington D.C. for a behind-the-scenes, intimate conversation with world-class musicians working in jazz and blues. Part interview, part jam session, explore the history, rhythms and sounds of great music.

Your host, a jazz trombonist in his own right, interviews great artists - and sits in to perform with them, taking the audience on an unpredictable musical adventure.

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