Playing with Time and Joey AlexanderVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Music Series
Masterclass with Joey Alexander, World’s Youngest Jazz Star
This masterclass is open to secondary school students or above only.
Indonesian jazz pianist and child prodigy Joey Alexander meets students of Hong Kong at his debut in the city. Join Joey as he plays with time and fellow young jazz pianists of Hong Kong. The session is open to all full-time students.
Joey Alexander, born in Bali in 2003, has been performing on the global stage for the past four years. At the mere age of nine, he won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, beating 200 competitors of all ages from 17 countries. By age 10, Joey was performing at international jazz festivals. An invitation from the renowned Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2014, followed by appearances before the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall. Joey has also performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, and the Joey Alexander Trio has performed at well-known venues and festivals across the U.S. and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montreal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague, Vienna, Perugia, and Indonesia.
Joey’s 2015 debut album, My Favorite Things, garnered two Grammy Award nominations, making him the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. He also performed to a standing ovation at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards and released his second album, Countdown, in 2016. Media interest in Joey has resulted in appearances and interviews for The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, and The New York Times, among others. He was also awarded the 2016 Asia Game Changers Award held by Asia Society in New York.
Bloomberg is proud to support Asia Society Hong Kong and its Student Ticket Fund. 8 universities. 2000+ students. A one-of-a-kind experience. For more information on graduate and internship opportunities with Bloomberg available in 2018, please visit https://www.bloomberg.com/careers/bloombergexpresshk/.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty