Jazz at Lincoln Center
After jaw-dropping performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014 Gala, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, historic festivals around the world, and a feature spotlight on 60 Minutes, 13-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander returns to overwhelming demand. Tonight’s performance is an album release party for Alexander’s sophomore album on Motema Records, Countdown. This new record is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s My Favorite Things, which received two Grammy nominations, making Joey the youngest Grammy Award nominee in jazz history. Alexander’s youth makes his technical ability and emotional and improvisational maturity almost startling, but this level of performance would earn the gig at any age. Joining Alexander are bassists Larry Grenadier (9/30 and 10/1) and Dan Chmielinski (10/2), plus multi-Grammy Award-winning drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. Don’t miss this chance to witness a one-of-a-kind jazz legend in the making.