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Fred Hersch

Proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine, “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so,” Fred Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist, as well as remaining an in-demand collaborator with other noted bandleaders and vocalists. As a solo pianist (he was the first artist in the 75-year history of New York's legendary Village Vanguard to play week-long engagements as a solo pianist - his second featured run is documented on the 2011 release, Alone at the Vanguard); as leader of a widely praised trio whose Whirl found its way onto numerous 2010 best-recordings-of-the-year lists; and as the impetus behind the ambitious 2011 production, “My Coma Dreams,” a full-evening work for 11 instruments, actor/singer and animation/multimedia - Hersch has fully lived up to the approbation of the New York Times who, in a featured Sunday Magazine article, praised him as “singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz – a jazz for the 21st century.” He was nominated for two 2011 Grammy Awards for Alone at the Vanguard - for Best Jazz Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo; these are his fourth and fifth nominations. His newest trio album is a 2-CD set Alive at the Vanguard and it has been garnering wide critical acclaim as one of his best releases in his many-year recording career. It has been awarded the 2012 Grand Prix du Disque by l'Académie Charles Cros in France.

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September 27, 2017

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies And Contemporary...

October 24, 2015

New England Conservatory Presents Acclaimed Pianist Fred Hersch In...

May 29, 2015

Gary Burton, Fred Hersch, Vadim Neselovskyi Trio, Pletenitsa To Perform...

May 06, 2015

Woodwind Expert Steven Lugerner Announces Digital Single With Fred...

January 14, 2015

New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Fred Hersch

September 22, 2014

Renowned Composer/Pianist And NEC Faculty Member Fred Hersch Presents...

September 30, 2013

New England Conservatory's Jazz Studies Department Presents October...

February 12, 2013

Caswell Sisters' "Alive In The Singing Air," Featuring Fred Hersch, Due...

February 03, 2013

Benoit Delbecq & Fred Hersch Double Trio's "Fun House" and Chris...

April 23, 2012

Fred Hersch with NEC Student Ensemble Perform "Leaves of Grass" at the ...

December 14, 2011

Fred Hersch and Ethan Iverson Rework Stephen Sondheim for Pianist...

May 16, 2011

Fred Hersch, Improvising Pianist, Alone at the Vanguard

May 14, 2011

Fred Hersch Debuts "My Coma Dreams" Three Years After Falling Gravely...

May 09, 2011

Announcing the Winners of the "Fred Hersch - Alone at the Vanguard"...

April 08, 2011

Enter the "Fred Hersch - Alone at the Vanguard" Giveaway

March 24, 2011

Fred Hersch to perform at the Union County PAC Fazioli Piano Loft

March 22, 2011

The Jazz Session #250: Fred Hersch

March 08, 2011

Jazz Pianists Fred Hersch + Jason Moran Perform at NEC in Boston on...

March 04, 2011

Fred Hersch - Alone at the Vanguard (2011)

March 03, 2011

Fred Hersch - Alone at the Vanguard (Palmetto Records, 2011)

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Discography

Live In Europe

Live In Europe

Palmetto Records
2018

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Fred Hersch Trio '97 @ The Village Vanguard

Fred Hersch Trio '97...

Palmetto Records
2018

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Open Book

Open Book

Palmetto Records
2017

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Sunday Night at the Vanguard

Sunday Night at the...

Palmetto Records
2016

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Sarabande

Sarabande

Sunnyside Records
2016

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Solo

Solo

Palmetto Records
2015

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Whirl

Whirl

Fred Hersch
Fred Hersch Solo

West Virginia Rose / Home Fries

West Virginia Rose / Home Fries

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