Alberta Bair Theater Presents: Joe Alterman Trio

April 25, 2020, 7:30 pm: Joe Alterman Trio

Petro Theatre on the campus of MSU-Billings


A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Alterman studied music at New York University, where he received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Jazz Piano Performance. In addition to performances with Houston Person, Les McCann and his own trio, among others, Alterman has performed at many world renowned venues including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Birdland and New York's Blue Note, where Alterman has opened, many times, for Ramsey Lewis.

“Pianist Joe Alterman pulls off one of the rarer feats in modern jazz,” says Downbeat Magazine, “he swings - hard.”


Only 29 years old, Alterman has released four critically-acclaimed albums, his most recent being 2017's Comin' Home To You. He was profiled three times by iconic journalist Nat Hentoff and was the subject of Hentoff's very last piece on music in March 2016. Dick Cavett has referred to Alterman as “one fine, first class entertainer” and Ramsey Lewis has called Alterman “an inspiration to me” and his piano playing “a joy to behold.”