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.
MY COMA DREAMS will be at Columbia University March, 2nd. Get your tickets at http://www.mycomadreams.com/
Photo by Stephanie Berger
ARTINFO‘s review “It is a remarkable and touching work, by turns alarming and funny, tense and tender, showcasing equally Hersch’s deep love of, say, Thelonious Monk’s music, and his deeply loving relationship with his partner.”
Fred Hersch was the first solo pianist to play the Vanguard, which has been the country’s premier jazz club for 70 years!
Great day in the editing room with renown editor Vivien Hillgrove.
Charlotte Lagarde, Vivien Hillgrove and Carrie Lozano
If you are not able to join, get Fred’s new DVD Alive at the Vanguard. It’s a gem!
Ethan Iverson (photo by Cristina Guadalupe)
Beginning in 1993, I studied consistently with Fred Hersch for several years. I still occasionally consult with him about piano problems. Logically he should have been one of the first DTM interviews; I’m surprised it’s taken this long to sit down together. Before turning on the tape, I said to Fred, “Let’s go from the beginning,” and he dove right in.
Read the fantastic interview by Ethan Iverson about Fred Hersch in Do The Math
and its mention in the New York Times Jazz Apprentices Still Find Their Masters
Carrie Lozano, Fred Hersch and Charlotte Lagarde
Fred Hersch and Scott Morgan at their home in PA
Our awesome Director of Photography Andy Schocken in action
Jon, Richard and Dan Logan. Photo by Marlena Telvick.
We are thrilled to be recipients of a generous production grant from The Reva and David Logan Foundation. The Logan Foundation supports the arts, investigative reporting, healthcare and education and is dedicated to ”doing good in a responsible way.” The foundation’s support is incredibly meaningful to us and to Fred Hersch Now. Heartfelt thanks to the Logan family and the Logan Foundation! The cameras will be rolling soon, capturing one of Fred’s exciting collaborations. Stay tuned.
“Fred Hersch first read the earthy transcendentalist verse of Walt Whitman as an undergraduate at New England Conservatory in the mid-1970s, an encounter that made an indelible impression on the rapidly blossoming jazz pianist…”
Read more in the Boston Globe