Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 8:30 pm
This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.
(shows at 8:30 and 10:30 pm)
The Village Vanguard (between West 11th & Waverly), 178 Seventh Avenue South, Manhattan
"...the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so."
— Vanity Fair
Called a "pianist, composer and conceptualist of rare imaginative power" by The New York Times, Fred Herschhas earned a place among the foremost jazz artists in the world today. He is widely recognized for his ability to steadfastly create a unique body of original works while reinventing the standard jazz repertoire – investing time-tested classics with keen insight, fresh ideas and extraordinary technique. Mr. Hersch's numerous accomplishments include a 2003 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for composition, seven residencies at The MacDowell Colony, a fellowship at Bellagio and six Grammy® nominations - including one for Best Instrumental Composition. His latest extended composition is My Coma Dreams, a 2011 jazz/theater piece for actor/singer, large ensemble and animation/multimedia that was commissioned by Peak Performances@Montclair State University and has been performed in Berlin, San Francisco and New York City.