The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the return of pianist Joey Alexander, with his trio, on Sunday, September 22 at 7:30pm. READ a REVIEW from one of our staff Here – its on the Performance Reviews Page, under the Music drop-down.
Alexander took the jazz world by storm as a self-taught concert pianist at the age of 10. Now in his teens, the bona fide star returns for a sensational evening of technical prowess. Hear astute, original compositions and unique covers from a true phenomenon. He will perform material from his 2017 release Eclipse in addition to new compositions. Championed by Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, and Wynton Marsalis, 16-year-old Joey Alexander is the brightest light in jazz piano – his expressive range and musical maturity confounds the stereotypical definition of a young jazz star. Since his U.S. debut five years ago at the Jazz at Lincoln Center gala, the Bali-born Alexander has rocketed to stardom with four albums under his belt and a performance resume which includes a surprise solo performance on the 2016 Grammy Awards telecast, a spontaneous and elastic performance with Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding at the White House for International Jazz Day, performing with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at New York City’s Town Hall, and being the youngest artist ever invited to lead a band at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2015. The Joey Alexander Trio is Joey Alexander (piano), Kriss Funn (bass) and Kendrick Scott (drums). Jazz & Blues at The Broad Stage made possible by a generous gift from Richard & Lisa Kendall.
Admission starts at $69; Tickets can be purchased online or in person; Box office at 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401 beginning three hours prior to performance; Prices subject to change; Free parking available on site.
What: Joey Alexander Trio
Where: The Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 1310 11th St. Santa Monica, 90401
When: Sunday, September 22, 2019