Joe Alterman Trio in the Theater
May 5 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Birdland favorite, pianist Joe Alterman leads his trio in celebration of a new Live at Birdland release. The Atlanta Georgia native has performed around the world with jazz legends Houston Person, Dick Gregory, and Les McCann, who called Alterman, “tiny, but only in stature. As a man and a musician he is already a giant.”
“Joe Alterman is a young, creative, energetic pianist I really like musically and personally – he does not have a negative bone in his body and plays the you-know-what out of the piano! Although much younger than I, he is an inspiration to me! His piano playing, his will to explore and his ability to swing is a joy to behold. God bless him!” – Ramsey Lewis
“Joe Alterman combines outstanding musical technique with infectious enthusiasm for his work. I’ve seen him fill a room with joy as his skill at the keyboard combines seamlessly with his delightful and appealing onstage personality. Young Alterman is one fine, first-class entertainer.” – Dick Cavett
Check out this wonder article written by Nat Hentoff and Nick Hentoff featuring Joe’s first performance at Birdland.