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Joe Alterman Trio: Happy Serious Music According To Ramsey Lewis

May 17 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 1 hour before showtimes.

Straight Ahead Jazz, Soul Jazz

Drawing inspiration from legendary jazz and “happy sounding” pianists Ramsey Lewis, Les McCann, Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal and more. A journey through his world of jazz, weaving in joyful music inspired by these greats with fascinating, enlightening and, at times, very personal stories about these legends and his special relationships with many of them.

Atlanta native Joe Alterman expresses a certain upbeat naivete, with a broad smile andbright eyes that make you feel welcome. Journalist Nat Hentoff championed three of Alterman’s albums, as well as his writing (Joe wrote liner notes to three Wynton Marsalis/JLCO albums), calling one of Joe’s columns “one of the very best pieces on the essence of jazz, the spirit of jazz, that I’ve ever read, and I’m not exaggerating.” Joe Alterman began at NYU with a BA and Masters in Jazz Piano from NYU and has since performed at many world renowned venues including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Birdland and Blue Note alongside Houston Person, Les McCann, Dick Gregory, Ramsey Lewis, and his own trio, among others. It is clear Joe hits all of the necessary points for jazz critics and fans alike.

“A very special artist.” –Ahmad Jamal


Crooners Main Stage
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States

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