Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm:
Proclaimed by Vanity Fair as “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade,” Fred Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental and composing skills with significant achievements as a bandleader, collaborator and theatrical conceptualist. As a leader and co–leader on more than three dozen recordings, Hersch has earned eight GRAMMY Award nominations including two for his latest trio album Floating(Palmetto, 2015) in the categories of Best Jazz Album and Best Jazz Solo. Jazz Standard welcomes back this gifted musician to our stage, where Fred Hersch hosts the 10th annual 2016 “Invitation Series” featuring six very special guests fit for such a milestone.
“Cohen is a multicultural jazz musician, among whose ancestors is Miles Davis. Like Davis, he can make the trumpet a vehicle for uttering the most poignant human cries.” (The New York Times)
Fred Hersch – piano
Avishai Cohen – trumpet