Joey Alexander: Jazz Piano

Yardley Hall

Address 12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone 913-469-4445
Website www.jccc.edu/TheSeries
Date 05/20/2017 - 05/20/2017
Hours 8:00 p.m.
Admission $23 - 38

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 Giant Steps, Over the Rainbow and of course, My Favorite Things, showcasing talents as 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.