Fred Hersch

Fred Hersch

“A pristine pianist with a poet’s soul...”  – The Boston Globe

Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:30 PM

Kennedy Union Ballroom

The Cincinnati-born Hersch is known internationally for his thoughtful and compelling performances. As one reviewer put it, “When it comes to the art of solo piano in jazz, there are currently two classes of performers: Fred Hersch and everybody else.” (All About Jazz) In the intimately-scaled Sears Recital Hall, Hersch will draw on his remarkable, decades-long jazz career—just as he does in his recent memoir Good Things Happen Slowly.

A ten-time Grammy Award nominee, Hersch continues to earn jazz’s most prestigious awards, including recent distinctions as 2018 Jazz Pianist of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association, a 2016 Doris Duke Artist, and the 2017 Prix Honorem de Jazz from L’Acádemie Charles Cros for the totality of his career. A Cityfolk JazzNet Legacy Concert.

For more about Fred Hersch, visit his website and watch the video below.


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