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.
Through his years of collaboration with jazz masters Gary Burton and Jim Hall, bluegrass picker Chris Eldridge, and experimental rocker Nels Cline, “Lage has developed an especially personal approach to the guitar, and is known for employing its unique sound elegantly in any musical context.” (The Stanford Daily)
Julian Lage – guitar
Fred Hersch – piano