The Ballad of Fred Hersch 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.

Recent Posts

  1. “That Fred Hersch used music to tell about being close to death struck me as such a breakthrough,” said Dr. Rita Charon Leave a reply
  2. “A remarkable and touching work” says ARTINFO about Fred Hersch’s MY COMA DREAMS 1 Reply
  3. Fantastic shoot at the Village Vanguard – Fred Hersch performing solo Leave a reply
  4. We are having a blast editing Fred Hersch Now with the fantastic Vivien Hillgrove Leave a reply
  5. In Berkeley for a couple of months editing a rough-cut of Fred Hersch Now 1 Reply
  6. Don’t miss Fred Hersch Trio at the Village Vanguard this week Leave a reply
  7. “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
  8. Back in production with a weekend at Scott and Fred Hersch’s home in PA. Leave a reply
  9. Production grant from The Reva and David Logan Foundation! Leave a reply