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.
A newly appointed director and senior lecturer on music at Harvard University, virtuosic alto saxophonist Yosvany Terry thrives in instances of deep collaboration. “Yosvany Terry has helped reframe the sound of Afro–Cuban jazz in New York, reaching for a flexibly cerebral, harmonically advanced and culturally resonant kind of fusion.” (The New York Times)
Yosvany Terry – saxophone
Fred Hersch – piano