[PAST EVENT] Ewell Concert Series: Fred Hersch Trio
January 27, 2013
LocationWilliamsburg Library Theatre
Acclaimed as "one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation" (DownBeat), and "singular among the trailblazers of their art" (The New York Times), jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch has performed on more than a hundred recordings and was the first artist in the 75-year history of New York's Village Vanguard to play week-long engagements as a solo pianist. Mr. Hersch has collaborated with an astonishing range of instrumentalists and vocalists, in the worlds of jazz (Joe Henderson, Art Farmer, Stan Getz); classical (Renee Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Christopher O'Riley); and Broadway (Audra McDonald). He has been awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship, grants from Chamber Music America and The National Endowment for the Arts, and has had seven composition residencies at The MacDowell Colony. In addition to many National Public Radio programs (Fresh Air, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, Studio 360), Hersch has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning with Dr. Billy Taylor and taught at The New School, the Manhattan School of Music, Western Michigan University, and the New England Conservatory of Music.
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