This is a recording of jazz piano protege José André's second live streaming concert from our stage on Feb. 6 2021.
Access his first performance on August 29, 2020, here: Quarantine Concert Series #88
Fifteen-year-old José André is a Bolivian jazz pianist who taught himself how to play piano from a very young age. His playful and inspired compositions bridge Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova, Latin American Folklore, and World music. He is a musician who flavors his tunes with Latin rhythms and jazz harmonies. Anyone who has the opportunity to hear him play is amazed by his musical talent. Despite his very young age, he has already delighted audiences from prestigious festivals and concert halls across the Americas.
He made his first international appearance in Sao Paulo, Brazil and at the age of nine, he performed at The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He has also appeared in Italy, Malaysia, Finland, Canada and countries worldwide. In the Washington area, he has performed at the DC Jazz Festival, Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival, and other venues. He shared the stage with Marcus Miller, Jason Moran and Renee Fleming, among others.
His talent has led him to be on the list for the piano chair in many big bands including the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Youth Orchestra, the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra, and the NJW All-Star Jazz Orchestra.
As part of the Mars Urban Arts Initiative, Washington Performing Arts presented José André and his trio in a season-long series of events showcasing Latinx artists who live in Washington, D.C.
José Andre is a winner of the 2019 award hosted by the VSA International Young Soloists Competition, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program that recognizes talented, emerging artists from all over the world.
At the second annual Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind “Lighting the Way” Gala, José André was one of the distinguished awardees, recognized for his achievements and talent.
Streaming cost is $10
Donations are welcomed!