Fred has earned #2 in the Piano category & “Sunday Night at The Vanguard” earns # 3 Jazz Album of the Year and Fred Hersch Trio #4 Jazz Group of the Year!!
My jazz/theater piece My Coma Dreams is now available on DVD to benefit Treatment Action Group, a global health non-profit think tank that works to solve the problems of AIDS, Hepatitis-C and TB world-wide.
In addition to the 85-minute performance, there are extra behind-the-scenes interviews and feature with the participants.
World AIDS Day is December 1st and this is an important cause. The holidays are coming, so this would make a great gift. 😉
Congrats to Fred who is nominated in several categories of this year’s Jazz Journalists Association awards:
- Jazz Musician Of The Year
- Record Of The Year (“Sunday Night At The Vanguard”)
- Duo Or Trio Of The Year (Fred Hersch Trio)
- Pianist Of The Year
The Fred Hersch Trio: Sunday Night at the Vanguard has been nominated for two 2017 Grammy Awards!
Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Jazz Instrumental Album.
Grammys are on February 12th, 2017
I am thrilled to be named a 2016 Doris Duke Artist.
It provides $275,000 for artistic and career advancement.
To learn more about this extraordinary honor, read here.
I was just named Foreign Artist of the Year in Jazz Magazine (France). And Fred Hersch SOLO was awarded the French Grand Prix de Disque from L’Academie de Jazz.
From October 15th-18th the Peak Performances@Montclair State will present the world premiere of “Rooms of Light: The Life of Phoographs”, a staged song cycle with words by Mary Jo Salter.
Click here for full details.
And from October 20th-25th I will be playing with my trio at the Village Vanguard at 8:30 and 10:30pm.
Call 212 255 4037 or go to http://www.villagevanguard.com for tickets.
Hope to see you there!
My new live solo CD was released on September 4th and it contains music by Hersch, Jobim, Kern, Monk and Joni Mitchell.
“When it comes to the art of solo piano in jazz, there are currently two classes of performers: Fred Hersch and everybody else.”
*****Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
Fred has been named #3 Jazz Pianist in the 2015 Downbeat Critic’s Poll; and look for a cover story in Downbeat on Fred in the October, 2015 issue!