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Blind pianist performs at musical fundraiser

Posted: 8:56 PM, Nov 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-19 01:56:31Z

Over three decades after his mother says WMAR featured him in a story at 2-years-old, an award winning blind pianist continues to perform and impress.

According to Jacqui Kess-Gardner, her son Jermaine Gardner was born blind and was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome . He began playing the piano at just eight and a half moths old.

On Saturday Jermaine took the stage at St. John's United Methodist Church in Baltimore for a concert fundraiser benefiting a new opera entitled 'Tell The Truth' scheduled to premier in 2019.

The event was composed by Gardner's Uncle, Dr. Andre Godsey, Sr.

Other featured artists included Claire Galloway, Perseverance Isaac, Kara Ionowski, Madeleine Clifton and Ka Nyoung Yoo.

The concert was based on Dr. Godsey's commentary on police brutality.