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.
“The clarinet may never reassume its place in the forefront of jazz, but it won’t be for any lack of trying on Cohen’s part. This Israeli–born stylist is also a fine saxophonist, but her skillful clarinet excursions run through a wide variety of styles, including post–bop, New Orleans jazz, Brazilian music, klezmer, and Middle Eastern idioms.” (The New Yorker)
Anat Cohen – clarinet
Fred Hersch – piano