FRED HERSCH LIVE! A JAZZ BRUNCH
10/23/2016 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Riverside Yacht Club
A creative force in contemporary jazz, Fred Hersch has shaped the music´s course over more than three decades as composer, performer and recording artist. An eight-time Grammy Award nominee, he continues to earn jazz´s most prestigious awards, including recent distinctions as a 2016 Doris Duke Artist and 2016 Jazz Pianist of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association.
Vanity Fair has described Hersch as “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so.” His solo work, including the award winning 2015 release, Fred Hersch SOLO, which he will be performing live, has received tremendous critical acclaim.
“ When it comes to the art of solo piano in jazz, there
are currently two classes of performers: Fred Hersch and
– Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
“ Singular among the trailblazers of their art, […an] innovator
of this borderless, individualistic jazz—a jazz for the
– The New York Times Sunday Magazine
“ [Fred Hersch] specializes in high lyricism and high danger.”
– The New Yorker
“ 4.5 stars…a program so rich you will want to savor it in
increments, enjoying its bitter sweetness and poignancy.”
– John Corbett, Downbeat