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Sixth & I – Sanctuary

Joey Alexander Trio

Nov 21, 2015 • 8:00 pm ET
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“I want you to understand something: This is the future of this music.” So proclaimed veteran jazz radio announcer Gary Walker (WBGO, New York) of 12-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander, who takes the stage this fall at Sixth & I—and, in the process, becomes the youngest headline artist ever presented by Washington Performing Arts.

With luminary fans and champions including Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis, an acclaimed debut disc (My Favorite Things) released in May, and glowing attention from major media like NBC’s Today and the New York Times, Alexander has exploded onto the international jazz scene with a rare combination of dazzling technique and, in the Times’ words, “a sophisticated harmonic palette and a dynamic sensitivity.” In a similar vein, JazzTimes hailed the Bali-born, New York–dwelling pianist as “magnificent not only for his virtuosity—plenty of prodigies have outsized chops—but for his maturity and perception.” Don’t miss this chance to experience one of the most promising artists of the next jazz generation in this intimate trio performance.

Washington Performing Arts performances at Sixth & I are made possible by the Abramson Family Foundation.

More Info: Artist's Website, Facebook