[Catskill Jazz Factory​Heard Fresh: Music for Two Pianos]

Catskill Jazz Factory

Catskill Jazz Factory
​Heard Fresh: Music for Two Pianos

Fred Hersch & Sullivan Fortner

“A pianist of cultivated taste and erudition… the sort of jazz musician who brings a lissome elegance to his playing.” – The New York Times on Fred Hersch
 
Named “The most arrestingly innovative pianist over the last decade,” by Vanity Fair, jazz titan Fred Hersch joins his protégé Sullivan Fortner, the 2015 American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz, for a cross-generational, double piano concert featuring the music of Fred Hersch, Cole Porter, Thelonious Monk and more.

Hersch’s Fisher Center debut follows the release of a new album, Open Book, and the publication of his memoir Good Things Happen Slowly, which chronicles Hersch’s life as an openly gay, HIV-positive jazz player with a deep look into the jazz culture that made such a status both transgressive and groundbreaking.

Listen as Hersch talks with NPR's Terry Gross this month about his life 'In And Out Of Jazz' and his new memoir.