Three time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Joey Alexander has signed with Verve Records.
Alexander will perform his first-ever run at the Blue Note in New York City on June 6 – 9 with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Kendrick Scott.
Alexander, Grenadier, and Scott will then start recording together and a new album is expected in October 2019 in conjunction with Alexander’s Carnegie Hall debut on Oct. 18 this year.
The pianist’s forthcoming Verve Records debut will feature several of his original compositions.
Joey Alexander is the youngest artist ever invited to lead a band at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2015. He has also performed with Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding at the White House for International Jazz Day and alongside Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at New York City’s Town Hall.
He has collaborated with Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, and the aforementioned Grenadier and Scott among others, and cut a single, “My Favorite Things,” with country singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini.
“I’m humbled to be a part of such a historic label,” says Alexander, “I’m looking forward to bringing my new music into the world.”
Born in Bali in 2003, Joey Alexander lived in Jakarta from ages 8 to 10 and moved to New York City in 2014. He formed a trio and since then has performed at well-known venues and major festivals across the United States and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Marciac, Montréal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Tokyo, Prague, Hong Kong, Paris, and his native Indonesia.
Alexander has recorded four albums to date, all produced by Grammy-winning producer Jason Olaine, who will also produce the new record.