Sat, May 20, 2017
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2017-05-20 8:00 pm
Joey Alexander, Jazz Piano at Yardley Hall
"Magnificent not only for his virtuosity — plenty of prodigies have outsized chops — but for his maturity and perception." — Jazz Times
Joey brings a delicate, profound and soulful touch to his own interpretation of such classics as "Giant Steps," "Over the Rainbow" and of course, "My Favorite Things," showcasing his talents as an arranger, composer and bandleader.
"Giant Steps" earned a 2016 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Improvised Jazz Solo.
Joey taught himself to play piano by listening with his father to classic jazz albums. His father soon recognized his son's gift and his ability to grasp complicated musical concepts. Joey began attending jam sessions with senior musicians and he flourished, as did his love of playing jazz.
The world has taken notice of this phenomenal and exciting pianist with the astonishing technique and soulful sound. His recording debut album, "My Favorite Things," was nominated as best instrumental jazz album for the 2016 GRAMMY® awards.
Yardley Hall , Johnson County Community College 12345 College Blvd