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Fred Hersch Trio

Part of the 2013–2014 Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 8 pm

Photograph by David Bartolomi

$25 for Members
$29 for non-members

Pre-concert Conversation, 7 pm
“The Alchemy of Scott LaFaro,” with Art of Jazz Series Producer Bruce Eaton

Concert, 8 pm

Acclaimed as “one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation” (DownBeat) and “singular among the trailblazers of their art” (The New York Times), jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch has performed on more than one hundred recordings and collaborated with an astonishing range of artists in the worlds of jazz (Joe Henderson, Art Farmer, Stan Getz), classical (Renée Fleming, Dawn Upshaw), and Broadway (Audra McDonald). A five-time Grammy Award nominee and the 2012 winner of the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque in France for his Alive at the Vanguard trio recording, Hersch has influenced a new generation of jazz pianists, from former students Brad Mehldau and Ethan Iverson to his colleague Jason Moran, who has said, “Fred at the piano is like LeBron James on the basketball court. He’s perfection.”


Individual concert tickets are $25 for Gallery Members and $29 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Admissions Desk, by calling the Gallery at 716.270.8292, or online at

Concerts often sell out in advance of each performance, so please order tickets early to avoid disappointment.

AK Café will serve dinner on Saturday, November 2, 2013, starting at 5 pm, before the Fred Hersch Trio concert. For reservations, which are highly recommended, please call 716.270.8223.

Learn More About the 2013–2014 Series

The Hunt Real Estate Art of Jazz Series is supported, in part, by a generous grant from Hunt Real Estate.  It is produced by Bruce Eaton and organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The Fred Hersch Trio concert has been made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Weissman Family Foundation.