>“He started piano lessons at the age of 6. But his real enjoyment is sitting in for jam sessions.” –
Joey Alexander is considered to be a Jazz Prodigy in Indonesia, he was 6 years old when his parents brought home a mini keyboard, amazingly they found out Joey could play a melody line of ‘Well you needn’t’ a popular Jazz piece written by Thelonious Monk.
Listen to the talented pianist Joey Alexander as he performs the title track from his debut album “My Favorite Things” in the studio!
Last May, modern jazz great Wynton Marsalis flew Joey to the U.S. for the first time for the all-star Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala in New York.
And in October, he also paid tribute to Herbie Hancock at “A Great Night In Harlem,” the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gala at the Apollo Theater.
In December, 2011 Joey was invited by UNESCO to play solo piano in front of Jazz Icon Herbie Hancock during his visit to Indonesia as United Nations Ambassador. Joey has performed and collaborated with top Jazz musicians in Indonesia among others Indra Lesmana (Pianist/Composer), Benny Likumahua (Legendary Jazz musician/ Trombonist), Idang Rasjidi (Jazz Pianist), Oele Patisellano (Legendary Guitarist), Indro Hardjodikoro (Bass player), Barry Likumahua (Bass player) and also with visiting Jazz musicians from Europe.
He has performed in Java International Jazz Festival, Jakarta International Jazz Festival, Jazz Goes To Campus, World Youth Jazz Festival in KL, Indonesia Music House Lokananta- Indosiar TV and @america music
If you have not seen Joey’s appearance on CNN International with Christiane Amanpour, you can check it out here!
This outstanding, truly inspirational world class pianist is fast becoming a musical role model for young children everywhere, his current performances have recently taken him to join the @RaviniaFestival 2015 season.Ravinia is an internationally renowned, not-for-profit music festival that presents outstanding performances by the world’s greatest artists.
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