Perhaps one of the most talked about performances post-Grammys was that from the young Joey Alexander, a jazz pianist who is a mere 12 years old. Alongside a compelling Hamilton livestream, Joey was honored as the youngest Grammy nominee this year with a short jazz run on the piano, just to give the audience a taste.
As festival season is upon us, the Newport Jazz Festival has featured a very young performer as its headlining act. The 12-year-old, self-taught, piano-playing prodigy Joey Alexander made his Newport debut and it may become a detail in the festival's history.
Billy Crystal has quite the hosting resume. And to add to his various accolades, he will take on Jazz at Lincoln Center's latest Love, Loss & Laughter: The Story of Jazz. Even better? The event will receive a live (and free) simulcast from JALC, happening Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. EST.