I just copped my front row balcony seats to see him at the Berks Jazzfest in Reading in April. $40, a steal. Still seats remaining for those who care to come. Can’t wait
shockandwoe Jan 13 2016 at 6:50 PM
Freudian slip...haha....Coltrane’s "Giant Steps" of course!
shockandwoe Jan 07 2016 at 11:22 PM
The kid has a 10-minute youtube in-studio clip of Coltrane’s "Little Giant" with Grenadier and Owens (bass and
drums) where his reaction at the end is so funny. I think he’s actually thinking, "We nailed that one!". Or maybe,
"Homerun!". Heck, maybe he’s thinking, "Money!"
CATHY W Dec 21 2015 at 1:26 AM
Nominated for a Grammy....he says he’s self
Tom Rudd Jul 22 2015 at 7:00 AM
Listening to his new CD right now! Yes,Yes,Yes, truly gifted young man!~
foper Jul 02 2015 at 3:14 PM
Trust… I know I don’t get on here as much. So much going on in life. I am still playing, writing and recording in my little home studio. Something I’ll never give up until God says “it’s over”. I hope you’re well.
fredsimon Jun 30 2015 at 2:05 AM
He just turned 12, but the track I heard sounded like the playing of an exceptional adult. Technical prodigies come along every few years, but Joey plays with depth, maturity, and an imaginative and advanced vocabulary that completely belie his lack of years. Yikes ... they’re coming to replace us!
blisterfree Jun 22 2015 at 3:20 AM
Springing up like whole forms of
natural selection indeed. I seem to
recall seeing a youtube video once
where Pat discussed his
"homunculus." I imagine the
interviewer or whoever came up with
that premise. I admit having to google
the word homunculus.
Trust Jun 19 2015 at 11:49 AM
Man, long time since I talked you my friend. I hope all is well. I just watched Joey on a TED talk and was absolutely
spellbound. Pat was a prodigy as well although he likely wont admit it. It is so good to see that the universe Loves
Jazz. These miracles of music evolution spring up like whole forms of natural selection.
As always, thanks for the post. Hope you are still playing and writing music.
patsfan May 18 2015 at 2:18 AM
Foper, thanks for pointing him out. This kid has to be the all time prodigy of
jazz, at 11 playing the Newport Jazz Festival. And make no mistake, if you close
your eyes and listen, he ’s got incredible rhythm and chops !!