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The Ballad of Fred Hersch, by Charlotte Lagarde and Carrie Lozano, 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.

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  1. Thank you to The Reva and David Logan Foundation for their very generous matching fund Leave a reply
  2. “Extravagently Beautiful new album” says the New York Times about Fred Hersch’s Floating Leave a reply
  3. “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
  4. “A remarkable and touching work” says ARTINFO about Fred Hersch’s MY COMA DREAMS 1 Reply
  5. Fantastic shoot at the Village Vanguard – Fred Hersch performing solo Leave a reply
  6. We are having a blast editing Fred Hersch Now with the fantastic Vivien Hillgrove Leave a reply
  7. In Berkeley for a couple of months editing a rough-cut of Fred Hersch Now 1 Reply
  8. Don’t miss Fred Hersch Trio at the Village Vanguard this week Leave a reply
  9. “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