Pianist Joe Alterman talks the power of music.

Eli Percy

This conversation on Political Rewind originally aired Sept. 2.

Jazz pianist Joe Alterman is a sparkling, young talent in the jazz music scene. He has won the acclaim of some of the masters of jazz: Ramsey Lewis, Ahmad Jamal, Les McCann and more have praised his masterful musical abilities.

So as the long holiday weekend approaches, Alterman joins us to discuss his musical journey and the roots of his lively and joyous tune. His fresh take on music is captured on Alterman’s new release The Upside Of DownTaken from two live shows in November 2019 and February 2020, the album harkens back to a time in the past when we gathered together and danced.


Joe Alterman — Musician, jazz pianist