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Fred Hersch

Fred Hersch Tickets

Fred Hersh and an ensemble of 12 musicians including vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry reprise his iconic album Leaves of Grass, setting Walt Whitman’s rhythmical lines of poetry and exultant verse to jazz. Fred Hersch is a twelve-time Grammy Award nominee and he continues to earn jazz’s most prestigious awards. Hersch’s creative influence has been widely felt on a new generation of jazz pianists, from former students Brad Mehldau and Ethan Iverson to his colleague Jason Moran, who has said, “Fred at the piano is like LeBron James on the basketball court. He’s perfection.”

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