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Joey Alexander Trio

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Name: Joey Alexander Trio
Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Event Description:
In 2014, Wynton Marsalis invited Joey Alexander to play at 'Jazz at Lincoln Center', which made him an "overnight sensation", according to The New York Times. Having taught himself to play piano at the age of 6, the now 13-year-old jazz pianist has performed for Herbie Hancock, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Master-Jam Fest, performed at the Montreal and Newport Jazz Festivals in 2015, and has received Grammy nominations for Best Instrumental Jazz Album in 2016 and Best Improvised Jazz Solo in 2016 & 2017. He is the youngest musician to ever receive a Grammy nomination. Last year he became Number One on the Billboard charts for both Traditional Jazz and Contemporary Jazz.  This concert will sell out fast, so reserve now to make sure you take advantage of this rare opportunity to see and hear this young genius work out on the piano in the intimate setting of the iconic Woodstock Playhouse of Woodstock, New York.


An extraordinary and uniquely gifted pianist from Bali, Joey Alexander marked his recording debut with the release of MY FAVORITE THINGS (Motema), nominated as Best Instrumental Jazz Album for the 2016 Grammy Awards. Joey brings a delicate, profound, and soulful touch to his own interpretation of such classics as My Favorite Things, Giant Steps, and Over the Rainbow and showcases his talents as an arranger, composer, and bandleader. His solo 'Giant Steps' earned a 2016 Grammy nomination for Best Improvised Jazz Solo. His new album COUNTDOWN is out now available through ITunes and Amazon.com.

Joey Alexander taught himself to play piano by listening to his father's classic jazz albums. An amateur musician, Alexander’s father soon recognized his son’s gift for jazz, as his technique and ability to grasp complicated musical concepts was beyond someone of his years. Due to the lack of jazz education where he lived, Alexander began attending jam sessions with senior musicians. From there, his musical intuition flourished, as did his love of playing jazz. In recognition of his talent, UNESCO invited Alexander to play solo piano in honor of his jazz idol Herbie Hancock, who provides enthusiastic support to Alexander’s budding career.

Through festival appearances and awards for his improvisational brilliance, the world has taken notice of this phenomenal and exciting pianist with his astonishing technique and soulful sound.

"On his way to becoming one of the greatest jazz artists of our time." - Lester Holt, The Today Show

"A thoughtful musician as well as a natural one, with a sophisticated harmonic palette and a dynamic sensitivity. " - The New York Times

"If the word “genius” still means anything, it applies to this prodigy."
- Downbeat

"Magnificent not only for his virtuosity — plenty of prodigies have outsized chops — but for his maturity and perception." - Jazz Times

 "Joey Alexander already sounds like a seasoned jazz master." - Keyboard Magazine

"I want you to understand something: This is the future of this music." - Gary Walker, WBGO

Created in 2011 by Teri Roiger, John Menegon and Dan Leader, JAZZSTOCK celebrates jazz in the Hudson Valley presenting both world-renowned & up-and-coming musicians – local, national and international – to entertain, enrich, educate, and enliven audiences and musicians of all ages.
Woodstock Playhouse
Date/Time Information:
Friday, April 21 at 7:30pm
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