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omg.gif posted on 3.22.2016 at 12:03 AM
Joey Alexander....12 yo Jazz pianist


Thelonious Monk
Dizzy Gillespie
John Coltrane
Chick Corea

Joey Alexanders' first years of life was partially spent listening to his father's records listed above. Till one day his father handed him a portable electric piano to occupy his son's hyperactivity. At age six, he started picking out the keys to Thelonious Monk's "Well, You Needn't" by ear....as time went on he started picking up on Coltrane and Gillespie...
Herbie Hancock picked up on him and soon introduced him to Wynton Marsalis.

Now the amazing part....
the kid was born in the city of Denpasar, on an island of Bali, Indonesia in June 2003.
He has an album out called, "My Favorite Things"....as of a few weeks were number one on both Jazz Charts. Also was nominated for two Grammy's in early 2016.

here's sample of this current 12 yo past performances.....or you can just Google his name and on YouTube.

https://www.ted.com/talks/joey_alexander_an_11_year_old_prodigy_performs_old_...
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