Blind jazz prodigy takes Bolivia’s music scene by storm


Jose Andre Montano Baina is a rising star in Bolivia’s music scene. But the promising jazz musician isn’t a typical rockstar; he’s blind and aged just seven years old. At the young age of four, this musical wonder picked up the drums with astonishing proficiency and quickly moved on to the piano. By age five, he had already formed a jazz trio. If his ample musical talent – unmatched by many skilled musicians two or three times his age – wasn’t already enough, the fact that Montano Baina is blind just adds to his strikingly impressive resume. Apart from being able to play any jazz song in the book with alarming ease and style, this Bolivian child prodigy has well-rounded musical taste and isn’t limited to jazz.