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Joe Alterman

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, 23 year-old Joe Alterman has been playing the piano since the age of five. He moved to New York City in the fall of 2007 to study music at New York University. He graduated in May of 2012 but is now back to complete his Masters' degree. While there, he has studied with greats including Don Friedman, Jean Michel-Pilc, Ralph Lalama, Joe Lovano and John Scofield, among others. He has performed at venues around the world including the Blue Note Jazz Club in Milan, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and Preservation Hall in New Orleans; he has led groups at venues in New York City including the Blue Note Jazz Club, the Iridium Jazz Club, and Cornelia Street Café, among others

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Joe Alterman Trio with John Sandfort at The Jazz Corner

Read "Joe Alterman Trio with John Sandfort at The Jazz Corner" reviewed by Martin McFie

The Joe Alterman Trio with John Sandfort The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island October 12-13, 2018 The Joe Alterman Trio played back-to-back nights at The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island, with special guest John Sandfort joining on tenor saxophone. The quartet played two openers together before Sandfort ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Joe Alterman: Comin' Home

Joe Alterman: Comin' Home

If you're like me, you probably grow frustrated when you run out of early recordings by pianists such as Red Garland, Ahmad Jamal, Ramsey Lewis, Gene Harris and Les McCann. You know, pianists who listened to themselves as they played and loved more than anything to swing and move souls. These pianists had a healthy respect ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Bruce Lindsay's Best Releases of 2012

Read "Bruce Lindsay's Best Releases of 2012" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The year of 2012 proved once again that jazz remains a wonderfully diverse and diverting art form. Here are ten of my favorite albums, in no particular order.Christine TobinSailing To Byzantium(Trail Belle)A joy from first note to last, this is a majestic and beautiful work. Ian ...

Give Me The Simple Life

Label: Miles High Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Georgia On My Mind; Give Me The Simple Life; The First Night Home; Pure Imagination; An Affair To Remember; I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest; Kelly's Blues; Why Try To Change Me Now?; Why Do I Love You?; Biscuits; They Say It's Spring; I'm Yours.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

James Cammack: Where You At?

Read "James Cammack: Where You At?" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Oftentimes, it's only the passing of time that can offer true perspective. In years to come, bassist James Cammack may look back on 2012 as the year when--after over 30 years in the business--he truly began his musical adventure in earnest. After 29 years playing bass in the ensembles of piano legend Ahmad Jamal, Cammack was, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Joe Alterman: Give Me The Simple Life

Read "Give Me The Simple Life" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Bruce Lindsey, in his review of Joe Alterman's Give Me The Simple Life, notes that the young pianist has..."the feel of a musician who's been immersed in his chosen music for decades." Citing Errol Garner, Oscar Peterson and Red Garland as influences, Altman betrays influences that further give bona fides to his experience beyond youth. Chief ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Joe Alterman: 'Simple Life'

Joe Alterman: 'Simple Life'

Over the past 95 years, jazz has repeatedly had to drag fans kicking and screaming into the future. Most fans like what they like and don't care much for new jazz styles, especially those that are radically different from the music they favor. While jazz certainly must evolve if it is to survive beyond the museum, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Joe Alterman: Give Me The Simple Life

Read "Give Me The Simple Life" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

There's a tension for many young jazz musicians, between the desire to start recording and the rather contrary need to develop technically and aesthetically before going public. Sometimes there is no tension: Joe Alterman is a case in point. The pianist may be a mere stripling in his early 20s, but he has the technique, the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Smokey Robinson At Lehman Center For The Performing Arts

Smokey Robinson At Lehman Center For The Performing Arts

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts continues its tremendous 31st season with a superstar of popular song – the GRAMMY Award-winning “poet laureate of soul music,” Smokey Robinson, on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8pm. The velvet-voiced singer/songwriter, whose $60-million-plus in record sales helped turn Motown into the largest Black-owned corporation in the world, recorded 37 ...


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