Eldar Djangirov is a young pianist originally from Kyrgystan. He lives in the United States. He is incredible. I love him so much because he is so expressive and at the same time such a virtuoso. What I like about him especially is that he knows every style so well. He knows how to make funk funky, Latin sound like Latin, etc.
Here is an amazing video of him playing Take the A Train.
Eldar has 3 CDs out: “Eldar” (2005), “Live at the Blue Note” (2006 ) and “Re-Imagination” (2007).