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“Joe Alterman has tremendous taste and a passionate respect for swing and space. His touch on the keyboard is reminiscent of pianists from earlier years who listened carefully, felt expressively and actually cared about what the listener heard. Joe is a remarkable swinger and poet.” —Marc Myers, JazzWax.com
Joe Alterman -][- GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE –Mp3– [Miles High Records, 2012] –
Joe Alterman is a jazz pianist whose playing is a joyous throwback to the keyboard stylists of the 1950s. By merging the patient touch of past pianists with his own contemporary sound, Alterman manages to revitalize the familiar, rekindling memories of why you started listening to jazz in the first place.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Joe moved to New York in the fall of 2007 to study music at New York University. He graduated in May of 2012 but is now back to complete his Masters’ degree. While there, he has studied with greats including Don Friedman, Jean Michel-Pilc, Ralph Lalama, Joe Lovano and John Scofield, among others. Continue reading