Jazz Pianist Austin Peralta Dies

by The Editors on November 23, 2012

Screen-Shot-2012-11-22-At-6.21.54-Am-524X607Jazz piano prodigy Austin Peralta, the son of Bones Brigade co-creator Stacy Peralta, has died according to a story in the LA Times. He turned 22 on October 25, 2012.

Flying Lotus, the beat producer and label head who released Peralta’s music, confirmed the news Thursday morning via Twitter, writing: “it kills me to type that we lost a member of our family, Austin Peralta. I don’t really have the right words right now.” Peralta’s cause of death has not been announced.

Peralta, who released two jazz albums by the time he was 16, was reportedly working on a new album on Brainfeeder. Our thoughts are with Peralta’s family and friends.

For several videos of Austin playing keyboards, follow they jump.

[Link: LA Times]

CINE JOIA: São Paulo, Brazil. “DMT” September 13, 2012.

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