Fred Hersch Trio
Fred Hersch Trio
Fred Hersch – Piano
John Hébert – Bass
Eric McPherson – Drums
“One of the major ensembles of our time”
– The Wall Street Journal
Through more than 30 years and five incarnations, the Fred Hersch Trio has placed itself at the pinnacle of modern jazz, venerated as the epitome of thrilling interplay and dynamic spontaneity. The current line-up has released six acclaimed albums in less than a decade, garnering two Grammy nominations and countless other honors, including being named the top jazz group of 2019 by DownBeat’s Critics Poll. Their latest release, Live in Europe, has been hailed as their best to date, showcasing the trio’s unique ability to traverse a wide range of styles with profound depths of emotion and exhilarating sparks of invention.
A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator, and recording artist. He has been proclaimed “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair, “an elegant force of musical invention” by the L.A. Times, and “a living legend” by The New Yorker.
A fourteen-time Grammy nominee, Hersch has regularly garnered jazz’s most prestigious awards and has long set the standard for expressive interpretation and inventive creativity, whether through his exquisite solo performances, as the leader of one of jazz’s era-defining trios, or in eloquent dialogue with his deeply attuned duo partners. His acclaimed 2017 memoir Good Things Happen Slowly was named one of 2017’s Five Best Memoirs by The Washington Post and The New York Times.