Joey Alexander, the youngest person to ever take the stage at the Newport Jazz Festival, was highlighted in this piece on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper.
Raised in Bali, listening to his dad’s old records, Joey Alexander plays a brand of sharp, modern piano jazz that you likely wouldn’t expect to hear from a pre-teenager.
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For a jazz musician there’s no bigger stage than the Newport Jazz Festival. Most artists work a lifetime to get here, if they ever make it at all.
The sky appears to be the limit for this soulful young artist.
Praise for Joey Alexander:
“If the word “genius” still means anything, it applies to this prodigy” — Downbeat
“Technically fluent and harmonically astute” — The New York Times
“Magnificent not only for the child’s virtuosity — plenty of prodigies have outsized chops — but for the maturity and perception he brought” — Jazz Time