Picks - Andrew Rumer - F11 - Eldar Djangirov

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I've been following Eldar for about five years after first hearing him with SFJAZZ. (I even tried to buy him a post-performance drink at Yoshi's a few years ago and didn't realize he was under age at the time. He declined very gracefully.) His piano is melodic and passionate, seldom adding too many notes like many young musicians tend to do. Adding the classical interpretations should make for easier listening and an even deeper sound. Should be a fan favorite.