Discovered in Jakarta, Indonesia, about three years ago, Joey Alexander moved with his parents to New York last year, with the help of jazz luminaries like the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who called him “my hero” on Facebook and with whom he now shares a manager. (His producer, Jason Olaine, and label head, Jana Herzenberg, are both Gunn graduates). TK
When I first read this, I thought he was Eric Alexander’s son.
see also: “Palo Alto Teen Sniper” and the 7-year-old pilot
Stanford Jazz Workshop has a lot of talented kids
(If you are only reading this version only, you should at least know that I am wary of prodigies in any field; are they doing this for themselves or to please their parents? Good luck to Joey.)
edit to add: the times added a whole section on experts discussing prodigy