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Georgian Jazz Piano Prodigy Beka Gochiashvili

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Georgian pianist Beka Gochiashvili with Chick Corea (L) and Herbie Hancock (R) (Photo: courtesy of George Shengelaia)

Beka Gochiashvili is a 17-year-old jazz piano player living in New York. Born in Tblisi, Georgia in 1996, Gochiashvili is currently a student at The Juilliard School in Manhattan.

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But that doesn’t stop him from playing and recording with some of the biggest names in American jazz, including Chick Corea and the bassist Stanley Clarke.

In the video below, Beka Gochiashvili performs with The Chick Corea Trio in Tblisi, 2012.