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Monty Alexander

Jazz

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In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression.

In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe and entertainment world, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare, among others.

Topping the jazz radio and sales charts, Monty Alexander continues to be a highly-in-demand concert draw and a national treasure, with his Grammy nominations and exhilarating live shows full of exciting concepts.

At his best, pianist Alexander is exuberance personified, the fleetness of his technique and fluidity of his playing enhanced by the buoyancy of his approach to rhythm, much of it drawn from his Jamaican roots.

—Chicago Tribune

Alexander splits his work between vivacious jazz-reggae and the kind of canny trio-jazz that suggests a Sinatra lookalike is about to set a bourbon on the piano and start crooning.

—Guardian

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