Palo Alto jazz piano prodigy

Discovered in Jakarta, Indonesia, about three years ago, Joey Alexander moved with his parents to New York last year, with the help of jazz luminaries like the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who called him “my hero” on Facebook and with whom he now shares a manager. (His producer, Jason Olaine, and label head, Jana Herzenberg, are both Gunn graduates). TK

When I first read this, I thought he was Eric Alexander’s son.

see also: “Palo Alto Teen Sniper” and the 7-year-old pilot

Taylor Eigsti
Matt Haimovitz
Stanford Jazz Workshop has a lot of talented kids

(If you are only reading this version only, you should at least know that I am wary of prodigies in any field; are they doing this for themselves or to please their parents? Good luck to Joey.)

edit to add: the times added a whole section on experts discussing prodigy

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About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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