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

“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 …

“A remarkable and touching work” says ARTINFO about Fred Hersch’s MY COMA DREAMS

MY COMA DREAMS will be at Columbia University March, 2nd. Get your tickets at http://www.mycomadreams.com/ 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."

“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

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, …

Production grant from The Reva and David Logan Foundation!

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! …