The Joey Alexander Trio, Online from Miami 3/13/21

The Joey Alexander Trio, Online from Miami
Saturday, 03/13/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
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Cost: $15

A funny thing happened to Joey Alexander over the past five years, a whirlwind period during which he became the most brilliantly precocious talent in jazz history, the youngest musician ever nominated for a Grammy Award in a jazz category; and a media favorite who’s earned a profile on 60 Minutes, a front-page profile in the New York Times and other premier coverage. As a pianist, composer, and bandleader, Joey Alexander is enjoying one of the most ascendant careers in jazz, thanks to his mind-blowing technique, innate musical smarts, and ability to communicate irresistible joy. At the 2016 Grammy Awards, he played during both the pre-telecast and the primetime TV event. That same year, he also performed with Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding for the Obamas at the White House, as part of a nationally televised International Jazz Day special. In 2018, he headlined Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater with a 20-piece string section orchestrated and conducted by Grammy nominee Richard DeRosa. On October 18, 2019, he made his triumphant Carnegie Hall debut to a sold-out Zankel Hall crowd. Early on in his ascent, the trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center leader Wynton Marsalis said that “there has never been anyone … who could play like that at his age.” Marsalis, who essentially “discovered” Alexander via his YouTube videos and invited him to New York, was spot-on in his assessment. And today, with his newest album release, “WARNA,” Joey Alexander continues to perform at the highest level. Joey will be joined by Special Guest vocalist from New York (and Miami native) Ashley Pezzotti

Details: Tix and info: $15 at http://pinecrestgardens.org/jazzaid Saturday March 13, 2021 at 8:00 PM (20:00) Eastern US time (GMT – 5:00)

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sq2AMSS5qk&feature=youtu.be

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