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Joey Alexander - Lush Life

Joey Alexander plays jazz piano like old timer, but he's just 11-years-old. Now, he's going to headline the Newport Jazz Festival this summer.

Joey Alexander (p, Indonesia), Mattias Svensson (b, Sweden) Anders Mogensen (dr, Denmark) at Copenhagen Jazz Festival 9 July 2014 at The Standard Jazz Club (encore). „Lush Life“ by Billy Strayhorn (1949)

Joey Alexander and Reservoir Media celebrate the centennial of the legendary composer and Duke Ellington collaborator Billy Strayhorn with "Lush Life... A Lifetime Later". The video showcases Joey's live-in-studio performance of "Lush Life" alongside an interview with Joey, in which he explains why "Lush Life" is one of his "favorite things"!

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola May 1st, 2015 Russell Hall (b) Sammy Miller (d)

"Lush Life" is a jazz standard with lyrics and music written by Billy Strayhorn from 1933 to 1938. However, the song was only performed privately by Strayhorn until he and vocalist Kay Davis performed it on November 13, 1948 with the Duke Ellington Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. It is usually performed in the key of D-flat major.

Joey Alexander Trio (Joey:piano, Barry Likumahuwa:bass and Sandy Winarta:drums) performed Turn Out The Stars by Bill Evans and Lush Life by Billy Strayhorn in JJF(Java Jazz Festival) at PRJ (JIExpo), Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia on March 2nd, 2014.

Joey Alexander - Lush Life / with Ira Coleman (bass) & Niclas Bardeleben (drums) Live at The Standard in Copenhagen 2014

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