Jazz pianist Joey Alexander performs at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at Mesa Arts Center’s Piper Repertory Theater, 1 E. Main St.
Tickets are $50-$60. Go to mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/performing-live/joey-alexander or call 480-644-6500.
“Mentored by Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis, Alexander is the brightest light in jazz piano — a young star whose expressive range and musical maturity is astounding to behold,” according to a release. “He returns with music from his sixth album and 2022 Mack Avenue debut, 'Origin,' backed by a superlative trio including bassist Kris Funn and drummer John Davis.”