A must-see for jazz piano fans!
Wynton Marsalis calls Joey Alexander “my hero” and at age 12, this young Indonesian piano genius is fearless at the keyboard. Following the release of his debut album with a highly anticipated performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Alexander won the admiration of audiences by doing anything but playing it safe. The technique, feeling and authority that comes naturally to Alexander puts him in a prodigy class all his own. Joey Alexander performs a range of classic songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Billy Strayhorn with a deft touch, adventurous spirit and improvisatory verve.
“A thoughtful musician as well as a natural one, with a sophisticated harmonic palette and a dynamic sensitivity.”
The New York Times