[JPL] ELDAR PERFORMS ON 50TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

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JAZZ PIANIST EXTRAORDINAIRE
 ELDAR PERFORMS FROM HIS
 2007 GRAMMY NOMINATED ALBUM RE-IMAGINATION ON THE
50th ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS
BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM NOMINATION
FEATURES NINE OF ELDAR¹S ORIGINAL WORKS ON SONY BMG ALBUM

Friday, February 8, 2007 (New York, NY)  One of the most formidable jazz
musicians of this generation, the 21-year-old pianist Eldar performs on the
50TH Annual Grammy® Awards telecast on February 10.  The young artist will
play an Oscar Peterson favorite, ³Place St. Henri,² which appears on
re-imagination, his Grammy®-nominated album in the Best Contemporary Jazz
Album category. 

This is not Eldar¹s first appearance on a Grammy® telecast­ he was only
thirteen years old when he was invited to perform on the 2000 awards show.

³A celebration of Eldar¹s boundless range and talent² is how the San
Francisco Chronicle hailed re-imagination, the pianist¹s third Masterworks
Jazz recording, featuring nine of his own original compositions.  All About
Jazz added that ³Eldar¹s solo piano mastery continues to amaze.²

³I¹m so grateful to the many people who put so much work and effort into
making this recording a reality,² the pianist commented, ³especially the
producers David Lai and Kirk Yano, and the musicians who put their own
personal touch to the sound.²

On re-imagination Eldar performs on acoustic piano, electric keyboards and
synthesizers, and his works incorporate bebop, swing, blues, classical and
rock.  The songs Eldar has created for the recording reflect people, places
and events in his life and demonstrate his rapidly evolving personal style.
The late Oscar Peterson¹s ³Place St. Henri² is included as a tribute to ³the
first jazz pianist I embraced as a young kid² and a pianist with whom he is
often being compared.

Eldar has appeared on national television, including Late Night with Conan
O¹Brian, CBS Saturday Early Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS Sunday Morning and
is the youngest pianist ever to perform on Marian McPartland¹s venerable NPR
show, Piano Jazz.  

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and  Masterworks Jazz are labels of Sony BMG Masterworks.  For e-mail
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<http://www.sonybmgmasterworks.com> .

                 

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Sony BMG Masterworks

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