JazzFest.Wien Festival History

JazzFest.Wien 2016

Joey Alexander Trio

Porgy & Bess  21.00  

Joey Alexander (c: Signe Roderik)
Joey Alexander (c: Signe Roderik)
(Fotos: Signe Roderik)

Joey Alexander Trio featuring Ulysses Owens, Jr. and Dan Chmielinski

Piano genius Herbie Hancock encouraged Joey Alexander to pursue a jazz career after hearing him perform as an eight-year old at a UNESCO benefit. In May of last year, Joey Alexander, who is now 13 years old, presented his debut album called “My Favourite Things”.

It hit number one in the jazz charts and even reached 59th place in Billboard’s pop and R&B hit parade. This young man’s style is harmonic and also contemplative, as if he was reflecting on a bitter experience from a previous life. The results? Joey Alexander was a headliner last year at the renowned Newport Jazz Festival.

line up:
Joey Alexander – Piano
Ulysses Owens, Jr. – Drums
Dan Chmielinski – Bass

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