Fred Hersch Now is an intimate, heartfelt portrait of one of today’s foremost jazz pianists and composers. A genre unto himself, Hersch has significantly influenced jazz and a generation of musicians. But his poignant story as an AIDS survivor and openly gay jazzman reveal an unlikely musical journey and an irrepressible American master.

Directed by award-winning filmmakers Carrie Lozano and Charlotte Lagarde.

- Read this wonderful profile of Fred Hersch in the New York Times.
- Support the project by donating to Swell Cinema, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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“That Fred Hersch used music to tell about being close to death struck me as such a breakthrough,” said Dr. Rita Charon

Photo Credit: Steve J. Sherman

Photo Credit: Steve J. Sherman

“When I first heard Hersch interviewed on NPR years ago, I said, ‘I’ve got to know more about this guy. His music is going to tell me something that, as a doctor, I’d otherwise never know.” said Dr. Rita Charon, the executive director of the Program in Narrative Medicine. What it taught her, and the audience, was about the richness—including the fear, humor, and creativity—of the experience.

Great review in Health Canal of MY COMA DREAMS performance at Columbia University.

  1. “A remarkable and touching work” says ARTINFO about Fred Hersch’s MY COMA DREAMS 1 Reply
  2. Fantastic shoot at the Village Vanguard – Fred Hersch performing solo Leave a reply
  3. We are having a blast editing Fred Hersch Now with the fantastic Vivien Hillgrove Leave a reply
  4. In Berkeley for a couple of months editing a rough-cut of Fred Hersch Now 1 Reply
  5. Don’t miss Fred Hersch Trio at the Village Vanguard this week Leave a reply
  6. “Last week on his blog Ethan Iverson published a long-form interview on this subject with his former piano guru, Fred Hersch.” writes Nate Chinen in the NY Times Leave a reply
  7. Back in production with a weekend at Scott and Fred Hersch’s home in PA. Leave a reply
  8. Production grant from The Reva and David Logan Foundation! Leave a reply
  9. “Hersch brings verve to Whitman’s verse with LEAVES OF GRASS ” The Boston Globe Leave a reply