Fred Hersch Trio
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival
Direct from the USA , as 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.
A fourteen-time Grammy nominee, Fred Hersch has regularly garnered jazz’s most prestigious awards, including recent distinctions as a 2016 Doris Duke Artist, 2016 and 2018 Jazz Pianist of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association, and the 2017 Prix Honorem de Jazz from L’Acádemie Charles Cros for the totality of his career.
With more than three-dozen albums to his credit as a leader or co-leader, Hersch consistently receives lavish critical praise and numerous international awards for each highly anticipated new release. His latest album with his long-standing trio, 2018’s Live In Europe (Palmetto), it was nominated for two 2018 Grammy Awards.
“the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” - Vanity Fair
“an elegant force of musical invention” - The L.A. Times
“a living legend” - The New Yorker