89-Year-Old Stride Piano Master Dick Hyman Meets 13-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Joey Alexander

Last weekend’s season opener by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, entitled “Handful of Keys: A Century of Jazz Piano,” includeddick-and-joey

performances by 89-year-old piano master Dick Hyman and the astonishing Joey Alexander. Can you call a 13-year-old a piano master? Joey begs the question. The show featured memorable performances by five other pianists – Helen Sung, Myra Melford, Larry Willis, Dan Nimmer, and Isaiah Thompson. My review soon in DownBeat Magazine (I’ll post a link here).

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