Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June TED talk: Joey Alexander, an 11-year-old prodigy, performs old-school jazz

The June 19th TED talk featured this youngster playing great jazz. Here is the link to the video of his performance. And here is the link to his short bio.

Raised listening to his dad's old records, Joey Alexander plays a brand of sharp, modern piano jazz that you likely wouldn't expect to hear from a pre-teenager. Listen as the 11-year-old delights the TED crowd with his very special performance of a Thelonious Monk classic.

Shameless ad: watch the video and then go get his album "My Favorite Things" (available on iTunes) featuring his performance of the title song (and other jazz classics).

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