Fred Hersch

Jazz pianist, composer, activist, and educator FRED HERSCH is a ten-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship in Composition. He was named a 2016 Doris Duke Artist and has twice been awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. He concertizes worldwide as a solo artist, as a collaborator, and with the Fred Hersch Trio. He was a longtime member of the Jazz Studies faculty of the New England Conservatory and now teaches at Rutgers University. He is the subject of the feature documentary The Ballad of Fred Hersch. He lives in New York City and Pennsylvania with his partner, Scott Morgan.

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Author: Fred Hersch | Narrator: Fred Hersch and Steven Jay Cohen
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Jazz could not contain Fred Hersch.

Hersch’s prodigious talent as a sideman—a pianist who played with the giants of the twentieth century in the autumn of their careers, including Art Farmer and Joe Henderson—blossomed further in the eighties and beyond into a compositional genius that defied the boundaries of bop, sweeping in elements of pop, classical, and folk to create a wholly new music.
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