310 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY, 10027
In a recent feature on Joe Alterman in the Wall Street Journal, legendary writer Nat Hentoff wrote, “'Talk about the joy of jazz!...It's a pleasure to hear this music'…You've got it!”
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Alterman moved to New York in the fall of 2007 to study music at New York University, where he also earned his Master’s Degree in Music. While there, he has studied with greats including Don Friedman, Joe Lovano and John Scofield.
He has performed at venues around the world including the Blue Note Jazz Club in Milan, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and Preservation Hall in New Orleans; he has led groups at venues in New York City including the Blue Note Jazz Club, the Iridium, the Kitano, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, among others. He also recently performed at the "Marian McPartland Piano Jazz All-Star Celebration" at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, as well as at Jack Kleinsinger Presents "Highlights in Jazz", as a part of the "Next Generation All-Stars," where he performed alongside tenor saxophone great Houston Person.
He and his trio have performed multiple times at the Blue Note Jazz Club as an opening act for greats including Les McCann, Ramsey Lewis, John Pizzarelli and Hiromi, among others. Alterman's most recent recording, Give Me The Simple Life, garnered much critical praise and reached #4 on the JazzWeek radio charts.