2014 Jun 24
Downbeat Critic’s Poll

I am happy to announce that I have placed #5 in the 62nd Annual Downbeat Critic’s Poll in the Acoustic Piano category, a huge honor.

The full list of winners will be in their August issue.  Cool!

Read more here.

2014 Jun 19
Fred on Facebook!

I have entered the social media world in a big way.

Jesse Markowitz is posting a track from one of my albums or a link every day.  I hope that you will “like” me. 😉


2013 Dec 7
6th Grammy Nomination!

I just found out that I have been nominated for my 6th Grammy Award!  For Best Instrumental Improvised Jazz Solo for my solo on Song Without Words #4: Duet from the duo  CD “Free Flying” with guitarist Julian Lage.

2013 Nov 2
5 stars in Downbeat!

My new duo CD with guitarist Julian Lage just received a rare 5***** rating in the upcoming December issue of Downbeat.

2013 Sep 14
Fred Hersch & Julian Lage: New Duo CD

Palmetto Records is pleased to announce the release of Fred Hersch & Julian Lage “Free Flying”.

Julian is a brilliant young guitarist and this duo CD was recorded live at Jazz at Kitano in NYC.

Available now at Amazon, on iTunes and at Palmetto Records.

2013 Apr 16
Pianist of the Year

Nice news:  I have again been nominated as Jazz Pianist of the Year 2013 by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Check my tour page for upcoming gigs…Happy Spring!

2012 Dec 20
My Coma Dreams in NYC

I am thrilled that the Columbia University Program in Narrative Medicine will present my jazz-theater piece My Coma Dreams at the Miller Theatre at Columbia for two shows on March 2nd.

For more information: http://mycomadreams.com/blog

2012 Oct 15
Grand Prix du Disque

The Fred Hersch Trio-Alive At The Vanguard”  has been awarded the Grand Prix – Catégorie Jazz – for 2012 by the French Académie Charles Cros, which is the oldest and most prestigious institution in France giving awards to records, founded in 1947.

2012 Jul 24
Extended Interview by Ethan Iverson

This is mostly about my early days in New York from his Do The Math Blog:


2012 Jun 1
New Duo CD

Bee Jazz (France) has just released “Da Vinci”, my duo CD with the wonderful Italian clarinetist Nico Gori.  He is really remarkable!


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