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The 11-year-old taking jazz world by storm

Apr 30, 2015

The 11-year-old taking jazz world by storm
An 11-year-old piano prodigy from Indonesia will appear at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival after taking the American jazz scene by storm.

Joey Alexander, who releases his debut album My Favorite Things this week, has attracted high praise from trumpeter and director of Jazz at Lincoln Centre Wynton Marsalis, who has said: "There has never been anyone that you can think of who could play like that at his age. I loved everything about his playing – his rhythm, his confidence, his understanding of the music."

Marsalis said he found out about Bali-born Alexander after a friend suggested he watched a YouTube clip of the then 10-year-old performing tunes by John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Chick Corea...

Age 10


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