Music: Fred Hersch

Cincinnati native Fred Hersch is one of the most respected and celebrated artists in Jazz today.

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Fred Hersch

Cincinnati native Fred Hersch is one of the most respected and celebrated artists in Jazz today. The imaginative and versatile pianist, bandleader and composer, who has lived in New York City since the mid-’70s, boasts a remarkable discography that includes releases for labels like Nonesuch, Concord, Chesky and Angel/EMI. Those releases have notched Hersch eight Grammy nominations and a stack of glowing reviews that could reach the moon. The New York Times said Hersch is “singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic Jazz — Jazz for the 21st century.” Read more in this week's Sound Advice.


Fred Hersch plays a solo concert Sunday as part of Xavier University's Jazz/Swing Series. More info: xavier.edu/musicseries/ .

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