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Millbrae, California
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Joey Alexander
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Yoshi's - Jack London Square
Date: May 12, 2018 to May 12, 2018
Where: Yoshi's - Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, California, United States, 94607
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Event Type: Concerts & Music
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, where he has experienced one of the most ascendant careers ever seen in jazz. Jason Olaine, a GRAMMY-winning producer who serves as Director of Programming for Jazz At Lincoln Center and has produced all four of Alexanders albums, says he continues to be impressed by the pianists fantastic gift. Joey is such a huge talent coming out of a young player, however he wants to create and have fun by playing. Its not about the accolades or the applause. He added, Eclipse shows what an amazing journey Joey has been on, and hes playing with an openness and clarity.Joey has an infectious sense of play and a deep fascination with the kaleidoscopic possibilities of jazz, says Motema founder Jana Herzen, who signed the artist at age 10. What an amazing adventure these four years have been with Joey. Each album his musicality gets deeper and broader. Last year with Joey.Monk.Live!, his sophisticated and vibrant approach to the music of one of the most recorded and respected composers in jazz inspired even the toughest of critics to tip their hats. Now, with Eclipse hes emerging as a multi-dimensional composer. I cant wait to hear what happens next.For Eclipse, Joey, his family, and producer Jason Olaine decided to change the recording setting from the bustling city to the peaceful Dreamland Studios in upstate New York. That was a totally different vibe, says Alexander. Everything was green and it felt like home. It was a relaxing time for all of us. It was a good change. I found inspiration there.As a pianist, Alexander is neither flashy nor bombastic. He approaches the instrument with discipline, as heard on the opening track Bali, playing subtly and gently in some stretches with delicate harmonies, playful and scampering in others as he displaces rhythms. He also possesses an elemental sense of melody, as heard on the final track, an original titled Peace, exhibiting the patience and instinct to get his melodic statements just right. Ive learned how to be a good listener, Ale
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