Fred Hersch & Friends
For over 10 years, Fred Hersch has garnered critical acclaim for his intimate duo invitation series at the Jazz Standard in New York. The series culminated at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room in 2016, where the ten-time Grammy nominee enlisted an ensemble of world-class players to perform in a variety of combinations. Fred Hersch and Friends is a special program available for select dates only throughout the 2017-2018 presenting season. The program has previously featured renowned vocalists and instrumentalists including , Julian Lage, Anat Cohen, Kate McGarry and Chris Potter among others.
The new CD from his award-winning Trio, Sunday Night at the Vanguard, is a definitive statement from “one of the major ensembles of our times” (Wall Street Journal).
Solo concerts by the pianist who The New York Times calls “a master who plays it his way” are also available.
The Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra
The Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra is a distinctive ensemble comprised of piano, voice, trumpet and percussion. It features the compositions of 10-time Grammy® nominee Fred Hersch, one of the master pianists and composers in jazz today. The music ranges from virtuoso Brazilian-influenced pieces with wordless vocals to Hersch’s a wide variety of songs with added lyrics by British singer/lyricist Norma Winstone and others. The extraordinary and versatile Australian vocalist Jo Lawry is best known for her many years as the back-up vocalist for Sting’s many international tours – and she was featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom. Mike Rodriguez is one of the premier trumpeters on the New York scene today and has been heard with Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba and The Maria Schneider Orchestra in addition to his own projects and with his brother, pianist Robert Rodriguez. Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato has played with many of the legends of Brazilian music (Dori Caymmi, Tonhinho Horta) as well as important jazz artists (John Pattitucci and Kenny Garrett). The group’s previous incarnation (with trumpeter Ralph Alessi and percussionist Richie Barshay) released The Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra: Live at Jazz Standard (Sunnyside Records, 2009).
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