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Blind Jazz Musician Wows South America - And He's Only Nine Years Old (Video)

09/09/2014 13:24 | Updated 20 May 2015

Blind jazz musician wows South America - and he's only nine years old (video)

A blind jazz musician is wowing audiences in South America – and he's only nine years old.

Bolivian Jose Andre Montanho could play the drums by the time he was four.

He then moved onto the piano with just as much skill and by the age of five he formed his first jazz trio.

Jose, from the city of Cochabamba, now regularly performs across Bolivia and South America.

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Jose said: "I've already been to Brazil and to Lima. I'm also playing in other municipalities such as La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.

"I'm already famous because I travel a lot."

Jazz singer Vero Perez said: "The most interesting thing about Jose Andre is that he plays in such a way that he shows other musicians how jazz music really is which is to be completely free, and improvise and to play with the musicians that you are with.

"You might be playing one note and then he will change it. You really have to be ready to play with him."

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