Watch 12-year-old jazz prodigy Joey Alexander (via CBS News)

When jazz great Wynton Marsalis first heard Joey Alexander play the piano, he was blown away. “I’ve never heard anyone who could play like him,” he tells Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes this week. Even more stunning is the fact that Joey is only 12 years old and from Bali, a tiny Indonesian island that’s not exactly known for its jazz scene.

In the Overtime video above, viewers can see why Marsalis was so excited. Joey wrote “Ma Blues,” the song he is playing, at age 10 — and performed it at the Newport Jazz Festival this past summer when he was 12. He was the youngest person ever invited to play on that stage.

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