DOVER, N.J., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This September, Casio America, Inc. is excited to welcome New York-based pianist and Grammy-nominated artist Eldar Djangirov to its Artist Program. Most recently, Djangirov released a new live album "World Tour Vol. 1" which is a compilation of tracks from his recent touring schedule, and covers a wide range of performances from around the globe with trio and solo performances that are sure to impress.
"At Casio, we take pride in our instruments and enjoy working with artists who trust our gear to sound their best," said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio's Electronic Musical Instrument division. "Eldar is a phenomenal talent, and we are excited to have him join the Casio Artist family!"
Eldar Djangirov has been a talented pianist since a young age, with his first of many performances taking place in his hometown of Kansas City at the age of just 11. Since then he has appeared at numerous major jazz festivals including Tokyo Jazz Festival, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, and San Francisco Jazz Festival and has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
In 2008, Djangirov was nominated for a Grammy for his album "Re-imagination." Along the way, Djangirov had the good fortune to meet and work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Michael Brecker, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, Harvey Mason, Chris Botti, Joe Locke, Ron Carter, Pat Martino, Roy Hargrove and many others.
Over the years, Casio has been committed to providing generations of aspiring musicians with quality electronic musical instruments. Djangirov is part of a multitude of artists on the current roster including Larry Dunn, Steve Weingart, Victoria Hermann, Tom Brislin, and more. For additional information about Casio's Artist Program or portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/casios-artist-spotlight-eldar-djangirov-300337146.html
SOURCE Casio America, Inc.