Joey Alexander

Monica Jane Frisell

Along with a timely track by pianist Mike King, and a video exclusive by Joey Alexander.

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If you’re like me, words like “poise,” “polish,” “assurance” and “maturity” were not legitimate self-descriptive terms when you were 16.

For pianist Joey Alexander, those descriptions reveal themselves in an exciting and bold array on his forthcoming album, Warna. Joey’s major label debut (on Verve) was the focus during his return to Morning Jazz.

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Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it comes a call to gratitude. 

So in this Take Five, we offer reasons to be thankful.

Jimmy Katz

If you happened to be wandering the streets of upper Manhattan one night this winter, you could have stumbled onto a video shoot for pianist Joey Alexander.

The video — for a version of “Moment’s Notice,” by John Coltrane — features an intepretive performance by dancer Jared Grimes, with Joey and a boombox on the sidelines.

Guitarist John Scofield, Snarky Puppy, Gregory Porter, and the late David Bowie are some of the big winners.  The 59th Grammy Awards brought a mix of established artists and up-and-comers. Here are some of the winners.