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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Fred Hersch & Friends: Intimate Moments

Fred Hersch & Friends: Intimate Moments

Featuring clarinetist Anat Cohen, guitarist Julian Lage,
vibraphonist Stefon Harris, and pianist Sullivan Fortner

Friday & Saturday, January 15 & 16, 2016 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York, NY—December 2, 2015 —Jazz at Lincoln Center presents Fred Hersch & Friends: Intimate Moments on Friday & Saturday, January 15 & 16, 2016, at 7:00pm & 9:30pm in The Appel Room. Acclaimed pianist and composer Fred Hersch has put forth some of the most arrestingly beautiful solo and trio projects in the last ten years. He has been called "one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation" by Downbeat, and his music has been praised as “luxurious, free-flowing, unashamedly gorgeous jazz” by New York Times.

From the late 1970s onward, as a sideman to jazz legends including Joe Henderson, Art Farmer, and Stan Getz, he has solidified a reputation as a versatile master of jazz piano, as well as a relentlessly probing composer and conceptualist. In 2006, Hersch set a milestone by becoming the first solo pianist to perform a full weeklong engagement at New York's legendary Village Vanguard. In 2010, as part of a larger return from a prolonged bout of serious illness that included a two-month coma, Hersch returned to the Village Vanguard for a second solo stint. To date, he has appeared on more than 100 recordings, including more than two dozen albums as bandleader/solo pianist.

For his January concerts in The Appel Room, the ten-time GRAMMY® Award nominee will perform solo and also enlists world-class players to join him for duos. With two pianos on stage, Hersch will perform with his protégé and 2015 Cole Porter Fellowship winner Sullivan Fortner. Additionally, Hersch will perform duos with clarinetist Anat Cohen, guitarist Julian Lage, and the vibraphonist Stefon Harris (who will also perform in a duo with Fortner).

Tickets for “Fred Hersch & Friends” can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours:  Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain). Select concerts will also stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via jazz.org/live.  Click here for the complete season schedule.

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Amtrak, Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Premier, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and SiriusXM.

Please visit jazz.org for more information.

Press Inquiries:
Danielle Bias
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Assistant Director of Public Relations