JOE ALTERMAN TRIO TO PERFORM AT THE ACADEMY ART MUSEUM IN EASTON ON VALENTINE’S DAY

For Immediate Release: February 3, 2014
Contact: Amy Steward 410 829-0436 or Marty Sikes 410-822-9230

Jazz on the Chesapeake, which annually presents The Monty Alexander Jazz Festival, and the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, are collaborating to present a magical Valentine’s Day concert featuring the Joe Alterman Trio on February 14 at 8 p.m. at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD.

Hot House Jazz described 24-year old Joe Alterman as “a pianistic wunderkind whose style recalls the elegantly swinging trappings of artists like Erroll Garner and Red Garland…eschewing the well-mined vein of hard bop favored amongst today’s younger players in favor of a more rounded vintage technique. Alterman brandishes a lyrical pianistic touch and an intuitive sense of swing that are a uniquely wonderful joy to hear. Alterman’s remarkable gifts are enough to reassure anyone that the future of jazz is in good hands.”

Alterman has performed at venues around the world including the Blue Note Jazz Club in Milan, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and Preservation Hall in New Orleans; he has led groups at venues in New York City including the Blue Note Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the Iridium, and Cornelia Street Café, among others. He also recently performed at the “Marian McPartland Piano Jazz All-Star Celebration” at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, as well as at Jack Kleinsinger Presents “Highlights in Jazz” 2012, as a part of the “Next Generation All-Stars,” where he performed alongside tenor saxophone great Houston Person.

After hearing a recording of Alterman, NEA Jazz Master Nat Hentoff, in his article,”Joe Alterman Strikes A Chord,” published in the Wall Street Journal on May 1, 2013, states,”Talk about the joy of jazz!…It’s a pleasure to hear this music.”

The concert will be held on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Academy Art Museum which is located at 106 South Street in Easton. Tickets are limited and the admission price is $40 per person. To purchase tickets visit jazzonthechesapeake.org or call 410-819-0380. Jazz on the Chesapeake is a program of Chesapeake Chamber Music.

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