2010 Festival At A Glance
June 16   An Evening with Dick Hyman
June 25   A Night of Brazilian Jazz!
Luciana Souza/Romero Lubambo; plus Alegritude
June 26   A History of African Rhythms & Jazz
June 26   Randy Weston's African Rhythms Trio
June 27   Freddy Cole Quartet
July 2   The Music of Billy Strayhorn
July 3   Early Bird Jazz for Kids: Jim Nadel & Friends
July 3   Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
July 9   Fred Hersch: Jobim and More
July 10   Early Bird Latin Jazz for Kids: John Santos Sextet
July 10   Tuck & Patti
July 11   Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady of Song
July 16   Mose Allison Trio
July 17   Claudia Villela Band
July 18   John Santos Sextet
July 19   Khalil Shaheed & the Mo'Rockin Project
July 20   Gerald Clayton Trio
July 21   Kristen Strom Quintet
July 22   The Music of Dave Brubeck Presented by Victor Lin
July 24   Giants of Jazz: Charles McPherson, Junior Mance & Tootie Heath
July 25   Ruth Davies' Blues Night with Special Guest Keb' Mo'
July 26   Dena DeRose Trio
July 27   Junior Mance Trio
July 28   100 Years of Django with Julian Lage, Victor Lin & Jorge Roeder
July 29   Visions: The Stevie Wonder Songbook
July 31   Rebecca Martin featuring Larry Grenadier, Steve Cardenas & Larry Goldings
Aug 1   Dave Douglas Quintet Plus
Aug 2   George Cables Trio
Aug 3   Nicholas Payton with the Taylor Eigsti Trio
Aug 4   Joshua Redman Trio
Aug 6   SJW All-Star Jam Session
Aug 7   Taylor Eigsti Group featuring Becca Stevens
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Fred Hersch Solo: Jobim and More

Fred Hersch: Jobim and More

Fred Hersch, piano

Friday, July 9 | 8 pm | Campbell Recital Hall
Tickets: $34 general | $20 students

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Pianist Fred Hersch is truly a "musician's musician." His esteem among his fellow artists and his influence on the jazz zeitgeist are enormous. Whether he's performing his own original music or interpreting a classic, everything he plays is transformed and enhanced by his unmistakable musical personality.

With technique and versatility seasoned by years of working as a sideman with such luminaries as Art Farmer, Joe Henderson, and Stan Getz, Hersch has emerged in the last few decades as a leader of eclectic and surprising ensembles, a prolific recording artist with over 45 albums, and a composer of consummate skill and adventurous sensibility.

Honored with a 2003 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, an NEA grant and several Grammy nominations, Hersch's influence on the sound of contemporary jazz extends beyond his own playing; he has been a mentor to such influential pianists as Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus and Brad Mehldau.

His 2009 album Fred Hersch Plays Jobim (which was actually recorded much earlier, but rediscovered in 2008 when Hersch was critically ill - he's since recovered) is what the New York Times has dubbed "one of his deepest records." Through the prism of Hersch's inimitable solo piano style, Jobim's songs sparkle with "a loveliness that reaches down into the heart" (All About Jazz).


New York Times Profile by David Hajdu


Fred Hersch – "O Grande Amor"

Fred Hersch – "Meditacao"

Fred Hersch, "Modinha"


Fred Hersch performing at the Chivas Jazz Festival, 2002

Fred Hersch playing "Lazin' Around," at Birdland, 2009





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