ARTS San Antonio’s 2018-19 Tricentennial Celebration Season includes, Fred Hersch, Jazz pianist in concert, Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at Trinity University.
A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist.
He has been proclaimed “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair, “an elegant force of musical invention,” by The Los Angeles Times, and “a living legend” by The New Yorker.
A 12-time GRAMMY Award nominee, Hersch has regularly garnered jazz’s most prestigious awards, including recent distinctions as a 2016 Doris Duke Artist, 2016 and 2018 Jazz Pianist of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association, and the 2017 Prix Honorem de Jazz from L’Acádemie Charles Cros.
In January 2018, Hersch was featured on Jazz Night in America, a radio program on National Public Radio. The article praised Hersch stating that he “is no stranger to the art of introspection. As a pianist, a composer, a bandleader and a sideman, he has always combined clarity of projection with a willingness to go deep. His latest expression of interiority is a graceful and revealing memoir, Good Things Happen Slowly, which takes shape as a gradual declaration of selfhood, in personal as well as artistic terms.”
This special engagement is Hersch’s first performance in San Antonio. Join ARTS San Antonio for an unforgettable night of Jazz piano with world renowned artist Fred Hersch.