Bolivia's New Jazz Sensation Is Just Seven Years Old And Blind
Jose Andre Montano Baina is taking the Bolivian and the world music scene by storm. He has already performed in the some of the country's top venues including the Legislative Palace and alongside famous musicians like Bolivian rocker Glen Vargas - What's so great about that? How about the fact that Jose is just seven years old and, has no vision!
The young musician began to show signs of his incredible talent at the tender age of four when he started playing the drums with a proficiency usually displayed by artists three times his age. After mastering them, he quickly moved on to the piano and by the age of five had formed a jazz trio!
And, while the young boy knows every jazz song in the book and can play them all with great ease and confidence it is not the only kind of music he enjoys. He also loves listening to blues, heavy metal, tango, bolero and anything in between!
His extremely proud father is quick to admit that he has nothing to do with his son's unusual talent. In fact he didn't even know much about jazz until Jose started to play. He believes the young boy is just born with a 'music' chip inside him!
As for the young rising superstar? He leads a pretty normal life despite all the fame. Just like the rest of you he goes to school, does homework and yes, has chores assigned to him as well!