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The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-CMJ Networking Event

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Wednesday October 26 2011, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals were invited to attend The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-CMJ Networking Event. After the craziness of CMJ, individuals who are currently working in the music industry, musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment industries came out to chill, drink, and meet a host of excellent individuals who make up the future of the music industry.

 

**Check out our Event Information & Pics page to view more photos from the event.**

 

Here’s Some Feedback We’ve Received from Attendees:

 

“I wanted to email you and say thank you for having that wonderful event at the Blue Owl. Made some great connections and met some talented people. Who knew some many talented folks in one space. Keep doing your thing and looking forward to the next one.” – Brooklyn Ink Songs

 

“Thank you for hosting the networking event at The Blue Owl last Wednesday – I wish I could have stayed longer. The crowd was quite the interesting amalgamation of young entertainment professionals – I look forward to attending events in the future.” - An Attendee from The Harry Fox Agency

The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-CMJ Networking Event

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Wednesday October 26 2011, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals are invited to attend The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-CMJ Networking Event

After the craziness of CMJ, come chill, drink, and meet the individuals who make up the future of the music industry.

This event is open to those individuals who are currently working in the music industry, musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment i…ndustries. Come along to meet a host of excellent people working in the music industry.

** YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND THIS EVENT **

PLEASE NOTE: There is a $5 Cover if you do not RSVP by 10/20/11

If you would like more information about The Network or would like to RSVP for the event please email: TheMusicBusinessNetwork@gmail.com

SPREAD THE WORD to your friends and colleagues in the music industry and Don’t forget to bring your business cards!!!!

For More Info About the Venue Please Visit:
www.blueowlnyc.com/

Drink Specials:

Bud Light & Corona – $5
Well Drinks, House Cocktails, House Red Wine, House White Wine – $6

Hello Music CMJ Showcase This Wednesday! 10/20/10

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Hello Music’s first CMJ Showcase is this Wednesday, October 20th. For those unfamiliar, they’re an L.A.-based startup that focuses on providing synch placements, radio rotation, recording time, and other opportunities for new and developing bands. Every piece of music that gets uploaded to their website is screened and evaluated by an experienced A&R team, with a full feedback report given to the artists themselves. They have 6 excellent bands playing on Wednesday, go network, drink, and enjoy some great live music.

Date: Wednesday, October 20th

Time: Doors at 7:30pm

Showcase Artists

  • Ben Talmi (of Art Decade)
  • New Look
  • Gamble & Burke
  • Casxio
  • The Bamboo Kids
  • Posso

Check out these artists ahead of time on Hello Music’s official CMJ playlist – stream or download their songs here: http://tinyurl.com/HelloMusicCMJ

Visit Hello Music at www.hellomusic.com or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/hellomusic

Show: Check Out Shinobi Ninja’s “Baby G EP” Release Party At Arlene’s Grocery On 9/1/10!!!

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Brooklyn’s Shinobi Ninja is on the attack again! A six piece diverse collective, Shinobi Ninja is the ultimate fusion of hip urban fashion, tech savvy, and DIY ambition. With their unique bouillabaisse (If you caught the Paul’s Boutique reference, you’ll get where we’re coming from) of throwback hip-hop, punk, reggae and thrash, ShinobiNinja crafts party anthems for the touch screen generation, old school hip-hoppers, discerning hipsters and anyone with a pulse.

Check Out This AWESOME Group on 9/1 at Arlene’s Grocery

On Wednesday September 1st, Shinobi Ninja will play Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton Street) starting at 8:00 PM sharp! Doors open at 7:30. This is the OFFICIAL launch party for their NEW “Baby G EP.” Don’t Miss This Show!!!!

Show Information

Time: 7:30

Location: Arlene’s Grocery (NYC)

Ticket Price: $6 via the Shinobi Ninja website, $8 at the Door, and FREE if you email Shinobi Ninja and RSVP directly (steve@shinobininja.com)!

EP / More Show Details: On September 1st Shinobi Ninja is officially releasing the Baby G EP featuring 4 Tracks by Baby G Genius. This set shows off tunes that she fronts. The band’s got a few new songs in their live set and is totally pumped about this show. Come and support your local ninjas at Arlene’s Grocery on the 1st!
iPhone App Reminder: Remember to bring our video game app “Shinobi Ninja Attacks” to the show so you can unlock it for free!!! Download it right here.
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Here’s What The Press Has Said About Shinobi Ninja


“And guess what – they sound great! Blending the lilting melodies of reggae with the volume of metal and the rhythm of hip hop, Shinobi Ninja is like an out-of-control house party.” - MTV Iggy


“To put it simply, they are a walking, breathing and screaming cartoon. Loud, colorful and full of enough energy to put nearly any other band to shame.” - Radio Exile
“Six musicians from all different backgrounds creating a sound that mashes funk, reggae, hip-hop and punk to create the ultimate party music.” - URB

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Career Highlights


  • Their innovative video game iPhone application, Brooklyn To Babylon: Shinobi Ninja Attacks! was featured in “Hot New Games” section of the iTunes App store two months into release on strong sales.
  • Packed performances at SXSW and Summerfest, 2010.
  • Sold out performance at NYC’s Mercury Lounge May 2010.
  • Four market high school tour planned for Fall, 2010.

2009-2010 Opened For:
– Slightly Stoopid @ Summerfest Milwaukee, WI.
– Street Sweeper Social Club @ Gramercy Theatre, NYC.
– Mike Posner & Chiddy Bang @ Gramercy Theatre, NYC.
– Black Sheep @ Santos Party House, NYC.

2009-2010 Top Headlining Shows:
– Le Poisson Rouge, NYC.
– SXSW Tour (Purevolume, Digiwaxx, Music Tech Mashup.)
– Mercury Lounge, NYC (sold out.)

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Check out Shinobi Ninja’s MySpace

Follow Shinobi Ninja On Twitter

Read Shinobi Ninja’s Bio:


SHINOBI NINJA are the super group for the 21st century, composed of six colorful, vibrant New York City musicians and performers from different corners of the music world. “To put it simply, they are a walking, breathing and screaming cartoon: loud, colorful and full of enough energy to put nearly any other band to shame,” says New York’s Radio Exile. With their debut EP Brooklyn to Babylon and their own revolutionary video game Shinobi Ninja Attacks, the band is ready to bring the party to you, wherever you are! Onstage and online, Shinobi Ninja have built themselves a devoted following, garnering much-deserved attention from notable sources such as Mergent Music Magazine, who proclaimed the band were “taking over the world, one sweaty rock circus at a time.”

That conquest begins now with Brooklyn to Babylon, a high-energy collection of eight party-starting tracks that have already been concert-tested for maximum enjoyment. The band will take their breakthrough to a wider audience one step further with the release of their own video game app, Shinobi Ninja Attacks. Designed for the iPhone, users are invited to play as their favorite member of the band, journeying through a cartoon New York while select Shinobi tracks play in the background. “These days, a lot of people are more into interactive multimedia experiences than just listening to music,” says drummer Terminator Dave. “So, we found a way to get our music out to people and get them to interact with the band in an exciting new way.” So far, the band has accomplished everything by staying true to their DIY work ethic. They’ve produced their own records. They’ve booked and promoted their own shows. And, like many of today’s up-and-coming groups, they’ve built a formidable web presence using social media platforms such as Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. “Up to this point, we’ve insisted on doing it all ourselves, all the way,” says Shinobi Ninja drummer Terminator Dave. This year they appeared on Fox 5’s FEARLESS MUSIC program, delivering unstoppable versions of “Brooklyn to Babylon” and “Nah Nah” live on-air. They’ve also built a reputation as one of New York’s most inspiring, dazzling live acts, winning over crowds at the CMJ and Afro Punk festivals.

It all started at Progressive Studios, a Hell’s Kitchen haven for local musicians, where lead singer DA and bassist Adriano Morez were working as producers and engineers. Across town, Terminator Dave and his twin brother, guitarist Maniac Mike were working with local turntablist DJ Axis in their band Wax Machine while refining their own production skills at their home studio. The two groups came together for the first time when Maniac Mike showed at Progressive to lay down guitar parts for a session. The final ingredient was Baby Girl, a regular at Progressive herself taking vocal lessons from Sugarhill Gang’s Craig Derry and checking in for solo sessions with DA. Mike and Dave discovered her incredible talent onstage during her appearance at SXSW 2008. “She was performing with Santigold at the festival,” remembers Dave, “Mike and I were completely blown away at what an amazing singer and dancer she was. We were bragging to everybody, ‘That’s our friend up there!’” Looking back on her introduction into the fold, Baby Girl recalls being equally impressed with her new band mates’ skills. “I knew DA was an amazing producer and singer, but I had no idea the rest of the band were so good at what they do,” she says. “Once I found out, I said, ‘Y’all are dope, let’s do this.”

It wasn’t long before the musicians were partying together and fleshing out ideas for new music, sometimes crafting complete songs in a matter of hours. The tracks merged influences as diverse as Nirvana, Janet Jackson, Faith No More, Poison, Sublime, Metallica, Beastie Boys, and 311. “A lot of our sound comes from partying, it’s party music,” says Baby Girl. “But at the same time, it’s eclectic – it can appeal to all different audiences, and I think that’s the way it should be.” With this unbeatable group dynamic also came their unbeatable name. “The studio where we first recorded these tracks was my mom’s house,” says Dave, “which everybody thought looked like a ‘ninja house.’” DA, for one, was transported back to his childhood pastime of playing the classic Sega game Shinobi. The band had briefly considered naming themselves after one of their first tunes, “Brooklyn to Babylon,” but, as Dave says, “as soon as we told everybody we were Shinobi Ninja, they said, ‘That’s the f***ing best name I’ve ever heard!’” It stuck.

Their boundless energy and creativity has resulted in the band’s smashing debut EP, Brooklyn to Babylon, with tracks such as “Rock Hood.” The song was originally a solo track from DA, inspired by the King of Pop: “I was thinking of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana,’” he says, “and I just tried to write a song that was as good as that.” The resulting track is a funk-rock workout, embellished by scratches courtesy of DJ Axis, with an out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new attitude: “I could keep on talking but they just don’t get it/They wonder why I listen to the music I do/They’re old school so they really don’t know,” sings DA, half-crooning, half-rapping. “Brooklyn to Babylon” was also a formative moment for the band, which found the members working in an all-night session to assemble the bulk of this party-line call-to-arms – featuring nods to grunge, rap and reggae within the song’s first 30 seconds – in just one recording session. The instantly memorable chorus that begins the song can be seen as a playful statement of purpose for the band itself: “Daps to my homies mad love to my chicks/Hip-hop the Rock, I gotta get that fix.” Another standout is the Baby Girl showcase “Nah Nah,” again, a song written in a lightning-speed burst of inspiration between DA and the Baby Girl. “He encouraged me to make that beat myself,” says Baby Girl. “I didn’t think it was anything, but the rest of the band latched onto it and rocked it.” The song is a sassy shuffle, featuring Baby Girl’s seductive raps and the insistent, teasing refrain: “Nah Nah/You can’t get it/You can’t have it/You can’t grab it.”

“’Extra’ is our motto,” says Dave. “When we play, Mike will be head banging while he’s finger tapping on his guitar, and Adriano will be jumping off a six-foot amplifier right in front of the microphone to sing. We live for this, and we love what we do – and you can tell when you watch us play.” With their must-see live gigs, their party-in-a-box debut EP and interactive video game, Shinobi Ninja are always going the extra mile to make you part of the excitement. And you’ll find the band’s irresistible funky rock hooks, energetic performance style and fun loving attitude will make you want to join the revolution.

For More Info About Shinobi Ninja Please visit their website or email them (ContactShinobiNinja@gmail.com)

NYC Events: Don’t Miss The 5th Anniversary of The Jelly NYC Pool Parties

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Throw on your mirror shades and bust out your squeaky old rollerblades because THE POOL PARTIES are back! We love you! We missed you. Really though we’re so glad we waited to announce and weren’t included in that L Magazine guide to blowing it all summer. Was that not the worst?

The phones have been ringing off the hook all year… “when are you guys announcing?!” Hey, right now. It was tough holding out, but really what is the difference? This is going to be a fun summer, right? We would like to thank our supporters, partners, and most of all our staff for working so hard to make this year happen right! Free should always be for fun.

On this site you will find links to all of the crap that tells you what we’re doing.

The first show July 11th was… DEER HOOF & XIU XIU PERFORMING JOY DIVISION’S UNKNOWN PLEASURES, WHY?, FANG ISLAND, & PICTUREPLANE! But you already knew that, right?

This week we have a few bands you may have heard of… Cap’n Jazz, Lightning Bolt, No Age, and our neighborhood friends The Death Set! Get there early!!! Johnny Sierra promised an epic performance, and for Death Set that could mean anything. Thanks for making our Sundays awesome!

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About The Pool Parties


In 2006, The Pool Parties became the first concert series to take place in the then abandoned McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, drawing capacity crowds of over 7,000 every Sunday. The series grew and grew over the following years, in notoriety and scope, until it had to be relocated in 2009 to its current 10,000 capacity home on the Williamsburg Waterfront.

This year, The Pool Parties celebrates its 5th year anniversary, having transformed from a local Sunday ritual into an internationally acclaimed summer phenomenon that over 500,000 patrons have traveled across the globe to experience first hand. We invite you to join us in celebrating 5 years of awesome talent, amazing crowds, and COMPLETELY FREE shows, with an anniversary lineup that is sure to blow everyone away!

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About Jelly NY

JELLY supports projects and campaigns of the highest artistic quality that resonate across the lines.

Jelly is a full-service creative, marketing, events and promotions company. We build national campaigns and experiences through unique lifestyle, entertainment, fashion and nightlife programs.

Jelly is located in the heart of arguably the cultural epicenter of the country: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We live and work here because our community thrives here and like our community, we pride ourselves on original thinking and ideas.

In 2006, Jelly created the groundbreaking FREE Pool Parties concert series in what was once the largest functioning swimming pool in North America, the McCarren Park Pool. Working to create a unique atmosphere and a weekly hangout for the Williamsburg crowd, the Pool Parties quickly grew to become the biggest summer event series to hit NYC in decades, with over 8,000 people attending every week and press coming from every outlet. The series grew over the following years, in notoriety and scope, until it had to be moved in 2009 to its current 10,000 capacity home on the Williamsburg Waterfront.

From there, Jelly went on to curate heralded events at SXSW, Coachella, the CMJ Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Noise Pop, as well as influential concert series’ and shows in unique spaces (such as a functioning Masonic temple and under the Highline tracks). Once people began catching on to Jelly’s unique ability to bring in the best and brightest in both talent and audiences, the company was tapped to create marketing campaigns and events for some of the most well-known and respected brands to date.

Through the many platforms that Jelly has created and the audiences, both locally and nationally, that they have entertained, Jelly’s name has become synonymous with great programming.

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Social Networks & Contact Info

Twitter

Website

Email: thepoolparties@jellynyc.com

Free Download: Check Out Shinobi Ninja’s New Music Video and Cop Their New Track “Rock Hood”

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Check Out  the Awesome Party Rock Group Shinobi Ninja’s new video for Rock Hood and their free song download!

Check the video here:
www.youtube.com/ShinobiNinjaMusic
Cop the Track here: http://t.opsp.in/GkjA
Please share this with your friends!!!

SHINOBI NINJA are the super group for the 21st century, composed of six colorful, vibrant New York City musicians and performers from different corners of the music world. “To put it simply, they are a walking, breathing and screaming cartoon: loud, colorful and full of enough energy to put nearly any other band to shame,” says New York’s Radio Exile. With their debut EP Brooklyn to Babylon and their own revolutionary video game Shinobi Ninja Attacks, the band is ready to bring the party to you, wherever you are! Onstage and online, Shinobi Ninja have built themselves a devoted following, garnering much-deserved attention from notable sources such as Mergent Music Magazine, who proclaimed the band were “taking over the world, one sweaty rock circus at a time.”

That conquest begins now with Brooklyn to Babylon, a high-energy collection of eight party-starting tracks that have already been concert-tested for maximum enjoyment. The band will take their breakthrough to a wider audience one step further with the release of their own video game app, Shinobi Ninja Attacks. Designed for the iPhone, users are invited to play as their favorite member of the band, journeying through a cartoon New York while select Shinobi tracks play in the background. “These days, a lot of people are more into interactive multimedia experiences than just listening to music,” says drummer Terminator Dave. “So, we found a way to get our music out to people and get them to interact with the band in an exciting new way.” So far, the band has accomplished everything by staying true to their DIY work ethic. They’ve produced their own records. They’ve booked and promoted their own shows. And, like many of today’s up-and-coming groups, they’ve built a formidable web presence using social media platforms such as Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. “Up to this point, we’ve insisted on doing it all ourselves, all the way,” says Shinobi Ninja drummer Terminator Dave. This year they appeared on Fox 5’s FEARLESS MUSIC program, delivering unstoppable versions of “Brooklyn to Babylon” and “Nah Nah” live on-air. They’ve also built a reputation as one of New York’s most inspiring, dazzling live acts, winning over crowds at the CMJ and Afro Punk festivals.

It all started at Progressive Studios, a Hell’s Kitchen haven for local musicians, where lead singer DA and bassist Adriano Morez were working as producers and engineers. Across town, Terminator Dave and his twin brother, guitarist Maniac Mike were working with local turntablist DJ Axis in their band Wax Machine while refining their own production skills at their home studio. The two groups came together for the first time when Maniac Mike showed at Progressive to lay down guitar parts for a session. The final ingredient was Baby Girl, a regular at Progressive herself taking vocal lessons from Sugarhill Gang’s Craig Derry and checking in for solo sessions with DA. Mike and Dave discovered her incredible talent onstage during her appearance at SXSW 2008. “She was performing with Santigold at the festival,” remembers Dave, “Mike and I were completely blown away at what an amazing singer and dancer she was. We were bragging to everybody, ‘That’s our friend up there!’” Looking back on her introduction into the fold, Baby Girl recalls being equally impressed with her new band mates’ skills. “I knew DA was an amazing producer and singer, but I had no idea the rest of the band were so good at what they do,” she says. “Once I found out, I said, ‘Y’all are dope, let’s do this.”

It wasn’t long before the musicians were partying together and fleshing out ideas for new music, sometimes crafting complete songs in a matter of hours. The tracks merged influences as diverse as Nirvana, Janet Jackson, Faith No More, Poison, Sublime, Metallica, Beastie Boys, and 311. “A lot of our sound comes from partying, it’s party music,” says Baby Girl. “But at the same time, it’s eclectic – it can appeal to all different audiences, and I think that’s the way it should be.” With this unbeatable group dynamic also came their unbeatable name. “The studio where we first recorded these tracks was my mom’s house,” says Dave, “which everybody thought looked like a ‘ninja house.’” DA, for one, was transported back to his childhood pastime of playing the classic Sega game Shinobi. The band had briefly considered naming themselves after one of their first tunes, “Brooklyn to Babylon,” but, as Dave says, “as soon as we told everybody we were Shinobi Ninja, they said, ‘That’s the f***ing best name I’ve ever heard!’” It stuck.

Their boundless energy and creativity has resulted in the band’s smashing debut EP, Brooklyn to Babylon, with tracks such as “Rock Hood.” The song was originally a solo track from DA, inspired by the King of Pop: “I was thinking of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana,’” he says, “and I just tried to write a song that was as good as that.” The resulting track is a funk-rock workout, embellished by scratches courtesy of DJ Axis, with an out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new attitude: “I could keep on talking but they just don’t get it/They wonder why I listen to the music I do/They’re old school so they really don’t know,” sings DA, half-crooning, half-rapping. “Brooklyn to Babylon” was also a formative moment for the band, which found the members working in an all-night session to assemble the bulk of this party-line call-to-arms – featuring nods to grunge, rap and reggae within the song’s first 30 seconds – in just one recording session. The instantly memorable chorus that begins the song can be seen as a playful statement of purpose for the band itself: “Daps to my homies mad love to my chicks/Hip-hop the Rock, I gotta get that fix.” Another standout is the Baby Girl showcase “Nah Nah,” again, a song written in a lightning-speed burst of inspiration between DA and the Baby Girl. “He encouraged me to make that beat myself,” says Baby Girl. “I didn’t think it was anything, but the rest of the band latched onto it and rocked it.” The song is a sassy shuffle, featuring Baby Girl’s seductive raps and the insistent, teasing refrain: “Nah Nah/You can’t get it/You can’t have it/You can’t grab it.”

“’Extra’ is our motto,” says Dave. “When we play, Mike will be head banging while he’s finger tapping on his guitar, and Adriano will be jumping off a six-foot amplifier right in front of the microphone to sing. We live for this, and we love what we do – and you can tell when you watch us play.” With their must-see live gigs, their party-in-a-box debut EP and interactive video game, Shinobi Ninja are always going the extra mile to make you part of the excitement. And you’ll find the band’s irresistible funky rock hooks, energetic performance style and fun loving attitude will make you want to join the revolution.

For More Info About Shinobi Ninja Please visit their website or email them (ContactShinobiNinja@gmail.com)!

Performance: ELDAR Live at Iridium Jazz Club

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Info You Need to Know About The Show:

Location: IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
Performance Dates: JUNE 3rd AND 4th
Performance Times: Shows at 8PM AND 10PM
Venue Website: http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com

Performers

*Eldar Djangirov (piano)
*Armando Gola (bass)
*Ludwig Afonso (drums)
-special guest-
*Marcus Strickland (sax)

Check Out Eldar Online:

www.facebook.com/eldar
www.eldarjazz.com

Eldar’s Bio

When Eldar was signed to Sony Classical 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/or work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, etc. Through these opportunities and other wonderful musical experiences, Eldar continues to explore new frontiers through composing and performing, enabling him to ultimately to realize his own musical vision.

At age 22, Eldar has reached a whole new level of maturity in his new trio recording entitled Virtue, which is scheduled for release on August 25. His fourth album on Sony Masterworks, Virtue affirms his position at the forefront of contemporary jazz and is a fitting follow-up to his 2008 Grammy-nominated album, re-imagination. Partnered by bassist Armando Gola and drummer Ludwig Afonso, Virtue features stunning original compositions by Eldar and demonstrates the continued development of his writing. Eldar also welcomes guest appearances by trumpeter Nicholas Payton and saxophonists Joshua Redman and Felipe Lamoglia.

Virtue balances exhilarating youthful energy with a new found sophistication and depth of reflection that mirrors his personal and creative growth. “I’m so proud of this album, more so than any I’ve done so far,” he insists. “In many ways, you could think of it as a soundtrack to my direct experiences since I’ve moved to New York City.”

It’s been three years since he relocated from Los Angeles and began processing the stimuli that his new home provided. The result is Virtue, which is at the same time adventurous and accessible. Its individual tracks combine to create an impression as complex as an urban skyline. Eldar and his group build on this idea by challenging each other through interactions as alive as the rush of humanity through city streets.

Eldar came to the U.S. from Kyrgyzstan in the former Soviet Union when he was ten. His first performance here was at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. He quickly then moved up the ranks and was featured on the NPR Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz show at the age of twelve. He then released two albums independently, Eldar [D&D] in 2001, which was followed by the release of his second disc, Handprints, in 2003. In 2004, Eldar signed with Sony Classical and recorded his third album, which is also self-titled featuring the great bassist, John Patitucci, and Michael Brecker on tenor sax. He followed up with the critically acclaimed Live at the Blue Note featuring Roy Hargrove and Chris Botti in 2006. One year later, his eagerly anticipated recording, re-imagination, displayed Eldar incorporating new influences resulting in his first Grammy nomination and rave reviews. The New York Times stated, “A blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual…an ebullient impressionist.” Dr. Billy Taylor said, “Eldar Djangirov’s playing shows brilliancy, complexity, and discipline… he’s serious about his music, he’s thoughtful about what he does.” Perhaps Jazz Times summed it up best: “Maybe he made a pact with Lucifer to be the greatest pianist ever…”

Eldar has appeared at many festivals including IAJE, Lionel Hampton, Jakarta, SXSW and CMJ and has toured throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has performed at venues ranging from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall and has played at the most notable jazz venues in the world including Blue Note (NY, Japan, Italy), the Vanguard, Dizzy’s, Yoshi’s, Jazz Alley, etc. Eldar has been seen on national TV including the 2000 and 2008 Grammy Awards, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS Saturday Early Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

2008 was a banner year for Eldar including a Grammy Nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. 2009 has Eldar touring around the world including upcoming debuts at North Sea, Pori and Vienna Jazz Festivals, the Jazz Standard and Highline Ballroom in NYC, and concerts with Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner and the NHK Orchestra among others. Eldar attended the University of Southern California and currently lives in New York City.

News From The Music Business Network

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Recent Events:

Thank you all for coming out to White Rabbit for the Pre-SXSW 2010 Networking Event on Tuesday March 9th! Hope you all had a great time and made some great contacts!! :)

The Music Business Network hosted a digital networking event (from 12/30/09-1/30/10). If you would like view what everyone had to say please go to the following link: tinyurl.com/musicbiznetworkfans

Thank you all for coming out to the CMJ Networking Event at Leela Lounge on 10/20/09. We hope you all had a fantastic time and enjoyed the Beat Boxing Stylings of J. Stone and a few of the extremely talented hip hop lyricists in The Network.

Past Events Have Been Held At:

The Parlour, Boucarou Lounge, Fat Cat Jazz Club, High Bar, White Rabbit, and Leela Lounge

Information Regarding Future Events:

The Music Business Network will be hosting events on a quarterly basis from now on, whereas networking events previously were based around the NYU Academic Calendar.