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Joey Alexander


Born on the island of Bali in the city of Denpasar on June 25th, 2003, Joey Alexander first encountered a piano at the age of six, and was immediately able to pick out the melody of Thelonious Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t” and other jazz standards from his father’s record collection by ear. His father, an amateur musician, nurtured Joey’s gift for swing and improvisation by introducing him to classic jazz recordings and taking him to jam sessions with seasoned musicians in Bali and Jakarta. From there, his musical intuition flourished, as did his love of playing jazz. Learning by listening, Joey’s early influences include Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and John Coltrane, and he has a special affinity for trumpet players including Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis



Label: Mack Avenue Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Blue; Why Don't We; Hear Me Now; I Can't Make You Love Me; Zealousy; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; Aliceanna.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Round About Midnight

Read "Round About Midnight" reviewed by Michael Ambrosino


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Joey Alexander: I Just Happened To Start Early

Read "Joey Alexander: I Just Happened To Start Early" reviewed by Leo Sidran

When Joey Alexander made his first appearance in the States nearly a decade ago, it seemed to send a kind of shockwave through the jazz world. He was 10 years old when Wynton Marsalis invited him to travel from his native Indonesia (he was born in Bali but moved to Jakarta to pursue his music) to ...


Article: Album Review

Joey Alexander: Continuance

Read "Continuance" reviewed by Neil Duggan

At some point, even a child prodigy grows up. Now 20 years old, Balinese pianist, Joey Alexander has come long way from the six- year-old exposed to Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans, the eight-year-old playing in front of Herbie Hancock and the ten-year-old winning improvisation competitions. It may be hard to believe but Continuance ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Chris Botti, Joey Alexander & Lennie Moore

Read "Chris Botti, Joey Alexander & Lennie Moore" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We kick off the 825th Episode of Neon Jazz with prolific composer Lennie Moore and music from his 2023 album Mentors. From there, we hear from a legend whp had a profound influence on his cognition of jazz in Chick Corea. We also hear new material from Joey Alexander, Klas Lindquist, Bobby Zankel and Chris Botti. ...



Label: Mack Avenue Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Remembering; On the Horizon; Dear Autumn; Winter Blues; Promise of Spring; Summer Rising; Midnight Waves; Angel Eyes; Rise Up; Hesitation.


Article: Year in Review

2022: The Year in Jazz

Read "2022: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

Current events impacted the jazz world in significant ways throughout 2022. In its third year, the coronavirus pandemic continued to lurk in some settings, while others recovered in robust fashion. Russia's war on Ukraine was felt by musicians and triggered an outpouring of support for its victims. Initiatives to ensure greater equity in jazz advanced. The ...


Article: Album Review

Joey Alexander: Origin

Read "Origin" reviewed by Peter Jones

Pianist Joey Alexander was never going to spend his life churning out standards. You could tell from his reimagined version of “Giant Steps," the first track on his 2015 debut album, which begins with a dazzling two-minute solo introduction. The same album also features an original tune, the prowling “Ma Blues." It was clearly only going ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Carlos Barba

Read "Take Five with Carlos Barba" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Carlos Barba Carlos Barba is an active performer, composer, educator, arranger, improvisor, producer, and multi-instrumentalist residing in El Paso, TX. He has recorded seven full-length albums as leader, two as sideman (Juan Pedro Macias Trio & Gabriel Balderas Quartet), two E.P./minidiscs, and two singles. The Carlos Barba Trio had the opportunity of opening for Antonio ...


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