Joey Alexander Trio - Live! Featuring Jeff "Tain" Watts & Dan Chmielinski

Joey Alexander Trio - Live! Featuring Jeff "Tain" Watts & Dan Chmielinski

24 May 2016
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An extraordinary and uniquely gifted pianist from Bali, Joey Alexander marks his recording debut with the release of My Favorite Things, 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 Giant Steps has earned a 2016 Grammy nomination for Best Improvised Jazz Solo. Joey Alexander taught himself to play piano by listening with his father to 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 the astonishing technique and soulful sound. There will only be approximately 200 tickets available for this intimate performance. Tickets at $168 (excluding Sistic fees) go on sale at www.sistic.com on 14 April 2016 (internet bookings starts at 9 a.m.)